DFB Cup 2012 - The Dortmund Jinx
By Joe, bettingexpert.com | Published
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Rival meeting for the third team and final this season and this time it is for the DFB Pokal. Winner takes it all, Dortmund is on the verge to do the double while a win for Bayern could be the start of their double season. One will fail and Berlin will witness this on Saturday.
Dortmund vs. Bayern Munchen
Olympiastadion in Berlin, Kick off 20:00 CET
The Bundesliga is truly well over ever since Dortmund defeated Bayern Munchen at Signal Iduna Park last month. Now we concentrate in the German domestic cup and no need to introduce the two teams that will be contesting at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on Saturday evening. This one off game is all about the silverware and nothing to do with the form as this is an all or nothing game. Your pick will be as good as mine and considering both are German teams then the penalties might not be a decider either on the night.
Dortmund dominates the Bundesliga and if they could also lift the DFB Pokal at the end of the Saturday then that will round up a magnificent season. Doing the double is always a wonderful tribute to the season and head coach Jurgen Klopp knows his name will go down in history. He has had another season seeing his team conceded top spot along the season to Bayern and grab it back when it counts. From Mario Gotze to Iikay Gundogen, Klopp can always count on his creative midfielder to come up with the service. This service has profited both Shinja Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski. If the Polish international hit the mark on Saturday then there is no stopping in Dortmund continuing their winning streak, yes, they historic breaking winning streak in all competitions. There are no injuries reported and it seems that Klopp have will have a clean bill of health to choose from, so who will he pick on the day?
Determine to stop being second to Dortmund, Bayern are in much pressure to win something domestically after watching their opposition lifting the Bundesliga title last weekend. Their 4-1 away win over FC Cologne in the weekend and kept their second place in the Bundesliga. Further to that, they do have destiny with the champions league final against Chelsea the following weekend so priorities must lie on nothing getting injuries in the DFB Pokal Final. Good news are that both Van Buyten and Arjen Robben have extended their contract with the Bavarian giants, so rest assured that both players will be on the field on Saturday. There are others that can offer their service to stop the Bayern “Dortmund jinx”, both Ribery and Thomas Muller are raring to go, however, it is really up to Jupp Heyneckes to pull up the right tactics. He hasn’t been able to call it right for the last few times and another defeat going into the Champions League final isn’t a good idea either. Bayern needs their midfield to take charge and Kroos and Schweinsteiger will have to step up while Mario Gomez needs to start scoring against their nemisis.
One will triumph and it will be either the champion’s picking up yet another silverware while Bayern could pick up their potential double. The two teams have might often enough to see that these games are very tight affair. Bayern are capable on taking the best in Europe and getting the win but when the opposition is called Dortmund, things just don’t go right for some reason. Dortmund are capable, as always, of beating the Bavarian giants over the last two seasons and with that in mind, Dortmund are just the one to pick up their double.
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