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Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions, Tips & Odds: Die Werkself seeking to complete domestic double

Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to finish the domestic season undefeated by securing a double in Berlin, while Kaiserslautern aim to pull off a major upset in the DFB Cup final on Saturday.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 7/10 with Bet365
Correct Score Kaiserslautern 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen 6/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Victor Boniface 100/30 with Betfred

The stats behind our Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions:

  • Only one of the previous five fixtures between the clubs saw both teams score.
  • Bayer Leverkusen won eight of their 13 previous competitive meetings with Kaiserslautern (seven by a margin higher than 1.5 goals).
  • Bayer Leverkusen opened the scoring in four of their previous DFB Pokal matches.

History awaits

Bayer Leverkusen’s incredible 52-game unbeaten run ended at the worst possible time as Atalanta defeated them with a score of 3-0 in Dublin. The loss dashed their hopes of adding this season’s Europa League crown to their already-won Bundesliga title. Ademola Lookman, the former Everton forward, scored an impressive hat-trick for Atalanta.

Despite the setback, Leverkusen still have a chance to complete a first-ever league-and-cup double as they head into their final game in the nation’s capital on Saturday afternoon. Previously, they lifted the 1992/93 DFB Cup and finished as runners-up in 2001/02, 2008/09, and 2019/20. If they succeed, they will become the only sixth club to win the domestic double in Germany.

The bad news for second-division side Kaiserslautern is that they will be facing a Leverkusen team that have not been defeated in 38 matches against German opponents since their 3-0 loss to Bochum on the final day of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season.

Kaiserslautern’s performance in the DFB Cup has been a bright spot in a challenging second season back in Bundesliga 2, narrowly avoiding finishing in the bottom three. They’ve shown alternating spells of strong and poor form but ended the season positively by losing just one of their final five matches and finishing with a 5-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig.

Head coach Friedhelm Funkel, in his third final as a coach (plus two as a player), will be stepping down after this game. He hopes to lead the team to victory with a strong defensive showing. Despite only managing two clean sheets all season in Bundesliga 2, they have recorded three in five DFB Cup matches, conceding only three goals and never trailing.


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Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen match tip

Amine Adli to score anytime @ 13/8 with Bet365

Amine Adli has been the leading attacking threat for Leverkusen, scoring on five occasions (across 4/5 previous matches) in this season’s DFB Pokal. He is the competition’s top scorer in 2023/2024.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen odds

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*Odds correct as of 17:30 on May 23. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen team news

Kaiserslautern team news

In  Out Doubtful
Julian Niehues, Hendrick Zuck Ragnar Ache, Jan Elvedi, Ben Zolinski

Julian Niehues and Hendrick Zuck are both ruled out with respective knee injuries, while Ragnar Ache (Achilles), Jan Elvedi (calf) and Ben Zolinski (knee) are doubtful.

Top Scorer: Richmond Tachie (3)

Card Magnet: Boris Tomiak (3)

Assist Ace: Marlon Ritter, Tymoteusz Puchacz (3)

Bayer Leverkusen team news

In  Out Doubtful

Xabi Alonso has a clean bill of health and should field his strongest possible XI.

Top Scorer: Amine Adli (5)

Card Magnet: Adam Hlozek (2)

Assist Ace: Amine Adli, Florian Wirtz (4)

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen head-to-head

  • 03/03/15 – Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 Kaiserslautern – DFB Pokal
  • 12/02/14 – Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Kaiserslautern – DFB Pokal
  • 11/04/12 – Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Kaiserslautern – Bundesliga
  • 18/11/11 – Kaiserslautern 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen – Bundesliga
  • 02/04/11 – Kaiserslautern 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen – Bundesliga

The clubs have met six times in the DFB Pokal, recording three wins each. However, Lautern have managed only three wins from their last 27 competitive encounters with Bayer.


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