The German DFB Pokal semis takes place on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, RB Leipzig takes on Werder Bremen. Then on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund welcomes Holstein Kiel. Can underdogs Werder and Holstein upset their more popular road opponents? Check out German Cup odds, analysis, and free picks for both German DFB Pokal Semi-Final matches.
Soccer Betting Preview for the DFB-Pokal Semi-Finals Matches
2021 German DFB Pokal Semi-Finals
- When: Friday, April 30 – Saturday, May 1
RB Leipzig -1 ½ (-103) Vs Werder Bremen +1 ½ (-128)
- When: Friday, April 30
Werder’s form is in shambles. The home underdog in this has lost four straight. Most of the losses were downright embarrassing.
Leipzig dominated Werder 4-1 on April 10. On April 18, Dortmund blasted Werder Bremen by the same score, 4-1. Then on April 24, Werder fell by a 3-1 score to Union Berlin. Even the 1-0 loss to Mainz on April 21 was bad.
Leipzig isn’t in great form. The road favorite has won 2-of-5 with a couple of losses and a draw. But RB heads into this after beating Stuttgart 2-0 on April 25. Not only that but, going back to 2019, Leipzig has won 4 straight against Werder Bremen.
The favorite won all 4 by 2 or more goals. The road chalk gets the nod.
Soccer Pick: RB Leipzig
Holstein Kiel +1 ½ (+122) Vs Borussia Dortmund -1 ½ (-169)
- When: Saturday, May 1
German 2 Bundesliga squad Holstein Kiel is up against it big time versus Erling Haaland, Mats Hummels, and the rest of Dortmund’s squad. Holstein hasn’t even won matches in the German 2 League. Kiel has won a single match in their last five, beating VfL Osnabruck 3-1.
Dortmund has gone 4-1 straight up in their last five. The lone loss happened against Manchester City in a Champions League match. Since the loss, Dortmund has dominated with a 4-1 victory over fellow German DFB Pokal semifinalist Werder Bremen, a 2-0 win against Union Berlin, and a 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg.
Dortmund is on fire. Holstein doesn’t have a single player who can match Haaland’s and Hummels’ brilliance. Borussia should roll. Dortmund wins by as many goals as they please.
Soccer Pick: Dortmund