Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Match Preview

Kaiserslautern go head-to-head against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h), and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 26/05/2024 at 02:00

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen

The Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the 2023/2024 DFB Pokal final between Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen. This is their first meeting since 2015, when Leverkusen defeated Kaiserslautern after extra time. Leverkusen, led by Xabi Alonso, is the favorite to win, especially coming off a strong season and following their Europa League final against Atalanta. Alonso has a full squad available for the match.

Kaiserslautern finished 13th in the 2. Bundesliga and had a 5-0 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig in their last league match. However, they face a tough challenge in the final. Key players Ben Zolinski, Jan Elvedi, Julian Hiehues, and Hendrick Zuck are out due to injuries, and Ragnar Ache is doubtful. Given the disparity, a routine win for Leverkusen is expected.

Players to watch: Boniface gets some joy

Victor Boniface ended the Bundesliga season on a positive note, scoring in the final three fixtures. The striker will be the one to watch and is priced at 8/15 by HB88 to score anytime on Saturday.

Marlon Ritter was one of the standout players for Kaiserslautern this season and has been in particularly good form in recent weeks. The forward has five goals in his last five matches and is priced at 9/1 by HB88 to find the net.

Probable line-ups

Kaiserslautern does not have any new injuries and may stick to the team that featured in their final fixture of the season.
Victor Boniface could return to the starting line-up for Bayer Leverkusen, having come off the bench in the Europa League final.

Kaiserslautern: Krahl, Kraus, Toure, Tomiak, Puchasz, Raschl, Kaloč, Ronstadt, Redondo, Hanslik, Ritter
Bayer Leverkusen: Kovar, Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie, Stanisic, Xhaka, Palacios, Grimaldo, Frimpong, Wirtz, Boniface

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen will face off in the DFB Pokal final on Saturday evening at Olympiastadion Berlin. Leverkusen, who recently suffered their first loss of the season against Atalanta in the Europa League final, aim to rebound, while Kaiserslautern hopes for a historic upset.

Leverkusen had an outstanding Bundesliga season, finishing with 28 wins and 6 draws in 34 games. They scored three or more goals in each of their five DFB Pokal matches this season. Conversely, Kaiserslautern ended the 2. Bundesliga season in 13th place and had an easier draw in the cup, eliminating only one top-flight team, Cologne.

Historically, Leverkusen leads the head-to-head record against Kaiserslautern and is expected to dominate this match. Despite their recent Europa League setback, Leverkusen’s impressive league form suggests they will secure a decisive victory. Predictions favor Leverkusen to win both halves and to score two or more goals in the first half, exploiting Kaiserslautern’s defensive weaknesses.

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