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DFB-Pokal Predictions & Betting Tips

The DFB-Pokal is the most prestigious domestic cup in Germany and is treated as such by the country’s powerhouse clubs. Bayern Munich are the most successful club with 20 titles, but RB Leipzig (two titles) enter the 2023/24 season as the defending champions.

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    BTTS: Yes
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    Sunderland - Millwall

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    Watford - Hull City

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    BTTS: Yes
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    Verona - Udinese

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    BTTS: Yes
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    Heidenheim - RB Leipzig

    Squawka Betting Tip
    Over 2.5 Goals
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    Watford - Hull City

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    Over 2.5 Goals
  • Serie A

    Empoli - Napoli

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    Over 2.5 Goals
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    Lens - Clermont

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    Over 2.5 Goals
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    Girona - Cadiz

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    Over 2.5 Goals
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Match result will be Hull and Over 3 Goals and Fabio Carvalho to Score Anytime
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    Luton - Brentford

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    Carlton Morris Anytime Goalscorer
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    Bukayo Saka Anytime Goalscorer
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    Artem Dovbyk Anytime Goalscorer
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BTTS, each team over 3.5 corners and each team over 29.5 booking pts
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Plymouth to win
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StokePlymouth

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Plymouth to win and over 2.5 goals
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StokePlymouth

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Match result will be Plymouth and Both Teams to Score - Yes and Over 7 Corners
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WatfordHull

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BTTS and Over 2.5 goals
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Adama Traore to be booked
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Bryan Mbeumo 3+ fouls won
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Norwich to win
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To Win Both Halves - Norwich
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NorwichBristol City

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Match result will be Norwich and Over 3 Goals and Davi Gabriel Sara to Score Anytime
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RotherhamBirmingham

Squawka Betting Tip
Birmingham Over 1.5 Goals
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RotherhamBirmingham

Squawka Betting Tip
First Goalscorer - Jay Stansfield
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RotherhamBirmingham

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Birmingham City to win, BTTS, each team 4+ corners and each team 20+ booking pts
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    Luton 1-2 Brentford
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    Wolves 1-3 Arsenal
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Draw
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LutonBrentford

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BTTS - Yes
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Unlike England where clubs compete in two domestic knockout tournaments (the FA Cup and League Cup), Germany has only one major cup competition, the DFB-Pokal.

The competition is steeped in history having seen its inaugural season take place in 1935 when Nurnberg claimed the first title in front of 55,000 fans at the Rheinstadion against Schalke 04.

Nearly a century later and the tournament is still going strong, with its reputation well-regarded in Germany among elite clubs, particularly as winning the tournament grants you access to the Europa League.

Of course, most winners already have some form of continental football by virtue of their Bundesliga position, but the beauty of the cup is such that anyone can take home the coveted trophy.

It’s also a chance for amateur clubs to test themselves against the perennial heavyweights, and there have been some major giantkillings over the years, including this season.

Harry Kane’s chances of doing the Treble in his first season in Germany have already come crashing down after Bayern were knocked out of the competition by 3. Bundesliga side Saarbrucken thanks to a stoppage time winner from 34-year-old Marcel Gaus.

In 2021/22 Wolfsburg were also shocked by a lower league side, being knocked out by fourth tier Preussen Munster and Bayer Leverkusen by Rot-Weiss Essen in 2020/21.

Indeed it’s a competition with prestige, emotion and unpredictability. RB Leipzig have passed up the chance of winning the competition three years in a row, losing to Wolfsburg in the second round in what was a tough draw. So there will be fresh holders this season, the question is who?

Well, another team it won’t be is Borussia Dortmund, who were knocked out by Stuttgart in the round of 16. In fact, the quarter-finals consists of just three Bundesliga teams, with the top tier represented by Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart. Saarbrucken are still going strong, drawn against Gladbach, while Hertha Berlin, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Kaiserslautern and St. Pauli make up the 2. Bundesliga representation.

Could we have a winner from outside of the top tier? There are guaranteed to be at least two non-Bundesliga sides in the semi-finals, with Hertha Berlin drawn against Kaiserslautern and St. Pauli taking on Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Latest DFB-Pokal outright odds

Club Sky Bet odds
Bayer Leverkusen
5/2
Stuttgart 9/4
Borussia Monchengladbach
11/2
St Pauli
7/1
Hertha Berlin
10/1
Fortuna Dusseldorf
12/1
Kaiserslautern 40/1
Saarbrucken
40/1
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DFB-Pokal 2023/24 key dates

Event Date
Round One 11/08/2023
Round Two 31/10/2023
Round of 16 05/12/2023
Quarter-finals 30/01/2024
Semi-finals 02/04/2024
Final 25/05/2024

DFB-Pokal Quarter Final fixtures

Tuesday 30 January 2024

  • Saarbrucken vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Wednesday 31 January 2024

  • Hertha Berlin vs Kaiserslautern

Tuesday 6 February 2024

  • Bayer Leverkusen vs Stuttgart

Wednesday 7 February 2024

  • St. Pauli vs Fortuna Dusseldorf

When does Squawka release its DFB-Pokal Predictions?

We aim to give our readers plenty of time to check our betting tips for upcoming DFB-Pokal matches and, as such, we look to get these tips live between 24 and 48 hours before kick-off. However, that time frame can fluctuate on occasion due to fixture congestion.

You’ll find our best tips for the DFB-Pokal on this page during every round, and for the biggest matches we’ll even have specially-picked match previews, written by our Squawka Bet experts who have extensive knowledge of German football.

What betting markets are popular for the DFB-Pokal?

Given the earlier rounds usually match up so-called minnows against Germany’s perennial big boys, the scope for high-scoring affairs is typically more pronounced and commonplace.

Where Europe’s other major footballing nations tend to introduce the heavyweights in the latter phases (the third round for the League Cup and FA Cup for European-competing clubs in England, while some Serie A sides join the Coppa Italia at the Round of 16!), Germany brings everyone in from the start, including Bayern Munich.

As such, your best bet is to look for markets that offer odds for lots of goals, wins to nil and goals in both halves. Bayern, for example, beat Viktoria Cologne 5-0 in Round One last season, Bremer SV 12-0 the campaign prior and Duren 3-0 in 2020/21.

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DFB-Pokal Accumulators 

As the DFB-Pokal has set weekends and the best clubs in the competition from the start, there are plenty of opportunities to try your hand at football accumulator betting 

With accumulator betting, you grow your odds while staking an interest in a multitude of games, perfect for the DFB-Pokal.

However, this season has proven that games can be tough to call, so make sure to keep track of form and follow the research.

Over 2.5 goals

The chances of high-scoring games between the giants of the Cup and the so-called little teams makes this particular betting market a highly attractive one.

As mentioned, with all the big clubs in the mix from the off, the potential for high-scoring games increases, hence the interest in over 2.5 goals scored.

This season alone that have been a handful of victories by at least seven goals, and three last 16 ties had at least four goals scored (including a 3-3 draw)!

‘To go through’ Bets

If you’re a little nervous about making ‘exact’ predictions, this is the market for you.

Of course, winners might be easy to predict on paper, but this season more than most has proven that games are won on the pitch. Who would have predicted some of the results we’ve seen, or bigger teams taking a little more time to get through.

Here you’ll simply bet on which team you think will make it through to the next round, with no pressure on guessing the scorelines, or, indeed, scorers.

DFB-Pokal Inplay betting tips

In play betting has seen a real increase in popularity in recent years, with punters wanting to get involved with the action more than ever. Many firms now offer cash-out bets, live in-play odds and in the case of the DFB-Pokal, you can even watch live matches with some bookmakers as you place your in-play bets – bet365 are particularly on the ball with this feature.

So if you think one of the underdogs has the potential to eliminate a Bundesliga side in the quarter-finals, you can bet on that with a few simple taps of your phone on your chosen app. There are plenty of other markets to choose from when it comes to in-play betting though, including which team will score next, which player will score next, whether there will be a goal before a certain time in the game, and so many more. Sky Bet are among the top bookmakers to offer inplay bets.

Full Time Results

Full time result markets can often offer more to a punter than in straight Bundesliga games. Commonly when opponents are mismatched, you’ll find top-flight teams shuffling the pack and deploying weaker XIs, which could give you the advantage when it comes to backing the opposition, maximising the value of the odds.

In this bet, you’re simply backing which team you believe will win the match and it should not be confused with a correct score bet, where you are betting on the exact full-time scoreline at the end of 90 minutes.

Some of the more recent giantkillings in the DFB-Pokal include:

  • 2023/24: Saarbrucken 2-1 Bayern Munich (Round Two)
  • 2021/22: Preussen Munster 2-0 Wolfsburg (Round One)
  • 2021/22: Babelsberg 2-2 (5-4p) Greuther Furth (Round One)
  • 2020/21: Rot-Weiss Essen 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (Round of 16)
  • 2020/21: Rot-Weiss Essen 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld (Round One)
  • 2019/20: Saarbrucken 1-1 (7-6p) Dusseldorf (Quarter-finals)
  • 2019/20: Saarbrucken 3-2 Cologne (Round Two)
  • 2019/20: Verl 2-1 Augsburg (Round One)
  • 2018/19: Ulm 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (Round One)

*Bundesliga clubs in bold

The DFB-Pokal takes place throughout the German football season, starting with Round One in August, welcoming 64 clubs, including the 36 teams from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, while the top 4 finishers of the 3. Liga are also drafted in. The remaining spaces are then dished out to the representatives of the 21 regional associations (Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse, Saxony, Westphalia, etc), with 24 places up for grabs. These are typically handed to very obscure and often amateur clubs, offering a kaleidoscopic variability of German football.

Best bookmakers for DFB-Pokal Betting

With our DFB-Pokal predictions suggesting a wild and entertaining tournament continuing into the final stages, it may be a good shout to bet and claim your payout early with some of the best bookmakers in the business.

We’ve taken a look at three of the best bookies for DFB-Pokal betting and listed them for you to check out below…

Which other competitions do you offer tips for?

Of course our tips aren’t just limited to the DFB-Pokal. Indeed, we offer tips for Germany’s main attraction, the Bundesliga, as well as other major competitions in Europe like the Premier League in England, La Liga in Spain and Serie A in Italy, as well as the Champions League and Europa League.

DFB-Pokal Offers & Free Bets

The DFB-Pokal throws up some very interesting matches in every round, so you can be sure to find huge boosted odds for new customers and we’ll keep you on top of the latest in the way of these enticing offers here.

Meanwhile, you can always rely on the bookmakers’ free bet offers if none of these price boosts take your fancy, with most sportsbooks offering new customers the chance to increase their playing funds by offering matched deposit bonuses and the likes.