Defending champions RB Leipzig and five-time winners Eintracht Frankfurt meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin this afternoon to contest the DFB Pokal Final in what promises to be an enthralling climax to the domestic campaign in Germany.
Leipzig, who are competing in their third cup final in four years, carry a superb run of nine wins in ten games into today’s showpiece showdown, but while Eintracht Frankfurt’s recent form looks sketchier in comparison, their tally of just one loss in eight previous encounters with Die Roten Bullen should lift their confidence levels.
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RB Leipzig vs Frankfurt Predicted Lineups
Gvardiol a big miss for Leipzig
Portuguese striker Andre Silva has been ruled out through injury for RB Leipzig, though the suspended Josko Gvardiol is an even-bigger miss at the back. Dani Olmo and Konrad Laimer are expected to shake off minor ailments in time to start. Christopher Nkunku and Timo Werner could form a dynamic duo in attack for Die Roten Bullen. Leipzig should be deployed in their favoured narrow 4-4-2 formation.
Will Daichi Kamada make the Frankfurt XI?
Eintracht Frankfurt will be without the services of injured pair Hrvoje Smolcic and Marcel Wenig today, while Kristijan Jakic and Philipp Max are both considered doubtful. Japanese attacker Daichi Kamada is expected to leave Frankfurt shortly after the cup final and the 26-year-old will be determined to sign off in style if handed the nod from the outset.
RB Leipzig vs Frankfurt Team Stats
RB Leipzig bring goal-scoring power to the table
RB Leipzig have been averaging a healthy 1.88 goals per 90 from an xG of 1.84 while hitting 5.45 shots on target and 14.62 shots (per 90) this season and their fixtures in the DFB Pokal have been averaging 4.8 goals per game.
Die Roten also walloped seven goals combined past Bayern Munich and Schalke in their final two Bundesliga tests of the season and they have enough net-shredding power in their ranks to do some more damage today. Each of the last two encounters between Leipzig and Frankfurt and ten of the last 12 DFB Pokal finals have also delivered over 2.5 goals, so that might be one to consider today in the markets at 1.57.
Frankfurt a decent corners option?
Eintracht Frankfurt have been bested by RB Leipzig in just about any metric you care to highlight this season, though Die Adler have been stronger performers in terms of corners won per 90 (5.56 to 4.91). Frankfurt managed to win more corners than Leipzig in each of the clubs’ two Bundesliga skirmishes this term and they look like decent value for your RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt bet builder at 1.60 to win over 3.5 corners against Die Roten Bullen for the third time in a row in 2022/23.
Frankfurt’s last tussle with Leipzig in February had plenty of needle with 23 fouls and five cards strewn out across the contest, and with silverware on the line today, the tackles could fly again. Over 3.5 cards could be a worthwhile addition to your Eintracht Frankfurt bet builder at 1.36.
RB Leipzig vs Frankfurt Shots and Shots on Target Stats
Nkunku a safe option for the cup final
Chelsea-bound Christopher Nkuknu, Spanish schemer Dani Olmo, Hungarian playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai and marksman Timo Werner have all been hitting at least two shots per 90 for RB Leipzig this term, though Nkunku, who clocked nine attempts in his last two Bundesliga appearances, has been particularly threatening of late.
The 25-year-old could be worth snapping up for your RB Leipzig bet builder in the 2+ shots on target market today at 1.83. Sharp-shooter Nkunku lodged six accurate attempts in his last two runouts combined. Konrad Laimer could be a useful supplementary option at 1.3 in the 1+ shots arena. The Austrian racked up three attempts when he played against Frankfurt in February.
Kolo Muani looks razor sharp
In-demand French forward Randal Kolo Muani warmed up for the DFB Pokal with a dynamic display against Freiburg where he hit the target a stunning four times from seven attempts. The 24-year-old is skilled enough to get more efforts away against RB Leipzig and he is brilliant value at 1.62 to lodge 1+ accurate shots today.
Dane Jesper Lindstrom meanwhile, managed to hit three attempts over two encounters with Leipzig during the Bundesliga campaign, two of which were on target and the 23-year-old could be one to take up on a price of 1.91 in the 1+ shots on target domain today.
RB Leipzig vs Frankfurt Player Goals and Assists Stats
Red-hot Nkunku and cup specialist Werner the ones to watch
Christopher Nkunku has been RB Leipzig’s most prolific player this season and the versatile French forward has scored five times and created three more goals inside his last six starts in all competitions for Die Roten Bullen. The attacker is brimming with confidence at present and he looks very backable at 2.10 to net anytime again in the DFB Pokal Final.
Punters on the lookout for more RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt bet builder tips might like to lean on Timo Werner’s affinity for scoring in the cup this season. The German international has bagged five goals in the tournament so far, which is more than any of his teammates. The 27-year-old is a contender worth considering at 2.40 in the same market as Nkunku.
Kolo Muani well placed to make an impact
At the risk of being labelled as unimaginative, it’s difficult to look beyond the explosive Randal Kolo Muani when weighing up goal-scoring options for your Eintracht Frankfurt bet builder. The French star has notched seven times in his last ten appearances and the 24-year-old tops the charts in the DFB Pokal this season with six goals so far.
With Kolo Muani, the prices are right too and despite his prolific end to the Bundesliga campaign, he’s still as long as 3.3 to find the net anytime in Berlin later on. Kolo Muani has also been Die Adler’s creator supreme, lodging 11 assists in the Bundesliga over the course of the campaign and the ex-Nantes starlet is a hefty 4.50 to create another goal today.
RB Leipzig vs Frankfurt Player Passing Stats
Centre-half Orban to pull the strings
Leipzig stalwart Willi Orban has been a key distributor from the back for Die Roten Bullen this season as evidenced by his high passes per 90 stats. Orban could orchestrate moves from deep again today and the 30-year-old played over 80 passes in each of his two previous appearances against Frankfurt this season.
Room on your RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt bet builder should also be found for Lukas Klostermann, who has been pinging 74.5 passes per 90 for his club this term. Klostermann should see more of the ball when positioned at centre-half in the suspended Gvardiol’s absence later on.
Frankfurt to hit modest figures
Frankfurt had less possession than Leipzig in each of the sides’ Bundesliga showdowns this season, so it’s safe to assume that they will be feeding on scraps in terms of ball control again in the cup final.
Centre back Tuta, alongside midfielders Sebastian Rode and Djibril Sow, has the best chance of racking up decent passing numbers against Die Roten Bullen, but don’t aim too high in the markets. All three Die Adler players have been hitting less than 60 passes per 90, so seek out options in that range or below for your bet builder coupons.
RB Leipzig Cards and Fouls Stats
Plenty of midfield action on the cards
The midfield could be a hotbed of activity in today’s DFB Pokal Final when the central areas at the Olympiastadion are shared by some combative figures from both sides. Konrad Laimer (1.84 fouls) and Amadou Haidara (1.82) form a bruising duo for Die Roten Bullen in there, and both heavy-hitters look like candidates to consider in the 2+ fouls market at 1.4 and 2.38 respectively.
Right back Benjamin Henrichs meanwhile, committed three fouls across two meetings with Frankfurt during the regular Bundesliga campaign and the defender was also carded on one of those occasions. The 26-year-old is priced at 3.1 to collect his 12th caution of the season today in all competitions.
Clever Gotze to be targeted
Djibril Sow and Sebastien Rode could be paired in midfield for Frankfurt today and the anchormen have been fouled 1.67 and 1.15 times per 90 so far this season. That foul count should be kept high today by a pair of serially-fouling opponents in Leipzig’s Laimer and Haidara.
On the left flank, Mario Gotze’s set of streetwise skills could draw the impetuous Henrichs into some uncompromising positions, so expect to see fouls and possibly a card produced from that head-to-head.
Match-Ups to watch
Konrad Laimer vs Djibril Sow
Benjamin Henrichs vs Mario Gotze
Amadou Haidara vs Sebastian Rode
Frankfurt Cards and Fouls Stats
Sow, Tuta and Kolo Muani options to consider
Djibril Sow is usually Frankfurt’s chief enforcer in midfield and two of his nine Bundesliga bookings this season were picked up in encounters with RB Leipzig. Sow is listed at a tasty 3.5 to enter the referee’s notebook again today, while further back centre-back Tuta should be on your bet builder radar too.
The 27-year-old committed three fouls in one sitting against Leipzig back in September and his tally of 1.09 fouls per 90 over the duration of the campaign suggests he is a docket-padder with potential in the 1+ foul stakes at 1.22. Randal Kolo Muani meanwhile, loves to throw his weight around to unsettle defenders. The French forward has been committing 1.71 fouls per 90 and he is of use at 1.73 to sin at least twice today.
Olmo and Nkunku to be bullied
Spaniard Dani Olmo is one of RB Leipzig’s most inventive players, though his ability to part defences usually means he is marked out for special treatment. Olmo has been fouled a huge 2.82 times per 90 this season and Frankfurt hitman Djibril Sow will have him in his sights today.
Christopher Nkunku (1.75) also picks up his share of knocks from overzealous markers and his battle with Tuta today should be of interest to referee Daniel Siebert, who has been handing out cards at a rate of 4.20 per game. Willi Orban didn’t make the cut for our list, though his fouled tally could climb today when he faces potent nuisance Randal Kolo Muani. The defender was fouled three times in two appearances against Frankfurt earlier in the season.
Match-Ups to watch
Djibril Sow vs Dani Olmo
Tuta vs Christopher Nkunku
Randal Kolo Muani vs Willi Orban
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