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German DFB-Pokal Third Round Odds & Best Bets

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Updated Mar 18, 2021 · 12:59 PM PDT

Dortmund's second scorer Jadon Sancho
Dortmund's second scorer Jadon Sancho, 2nd left, celebrates with first scorer Manuel Akanji, left, after their side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
  • 16 teams are left in the German Cup heading into the third round this week
  • Eight matches are slated for Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Get the odds, picks, and betting preview below for the DFB-Pokal

DFB-Pokal action is back this week, with 16 teams left to battle it out for the German Cup title. 12 of the 16 teams are Bundesliga sides, with the other four consisting of second and third-tier squads. There are numerous exciting matchups set for the third round, including Dortmund against Werder Bremen and RB Leipzig taking on Eintracht Frankfurt. Current league leaders Bayern Munich will also clash with Hoffenheim.

DFB-Pokal Third Round Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Eintracht Frankfurt +0.5,+1(-138) +270 Ov 3,3½ (+100)
RB Leipzig -0.5,-1 (-118) -112 Un 3,3.5 (-120)
Draw N/A +260 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Kaiserslautern pk,+0.5(+106) +225 Ov 2.5 (-114)
Fortuna Dusseldorf pk,-0.5 (-126) +112 Un 2.5 (-106)
Draw N/A +230 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Schalke -0.5 (-109) -109 Ov 2.5 (+100)
Hertha Berlin +0.5 (-111) +280 Un 2.5 (-120)
Draw N/A +225 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Werder Bremen +1,+1.5 (-126) +460 Ov 3.5 (-102)
Borussia Dortmund -1,-1.5 (+106) -200 Un 3.5 (-118)
Draw N/A +330 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Bayer Leverkusen -1,-1.5 (-108) -233 Ov 3 (-120)
Stuttgart +1,+1.5 (-112) +520 Un 3 (+100)
Draw N/A +350 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Verl +1,+1.5 (-135) +420 Ov 3 (-102)
Union Berlin -1,-1.5 (+115) -189 Un 3 (-118)
Draw N/A +320 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Bayern Munich -2.5 (-104) -714 Ov 3.5,4 (-119)
Hoffenheim +2.5 (-116) +1600 Un 3.5,4 (-101)
Draw N/A +600 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Saarbrucken pk,+0. 5(-119) +187 Ov 2.5 (-114)
Karlsruhe pk,-0.5 (-101) +136 Un 2.5 (-106)
Draw N/A +225 N/A

Odds taken Feb 3

Pick 1: Schalke vs Hertha Berlin

Both sides just slipped past the second round, with Schalke defeating Bundesliga 2 squad Arminia 3-2, while Hertha beat Dynamo in penalties. Schalke is currently sixth in the Bundesliga and Hertha Berlin sits in 13th. These two sides just met on January 31st in a league fixture, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Hertha just brought in Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan, but he didn’t pose much of a threat in his debut over the weekend. However, they’ve lost just once in their last seven matches and Piatek could be in the starting eleven in this German Cup tie.

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Schalke haven’t lost at home in nine outings, with this match taking place at Veltens Arena. They’ve also reached the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal in the last three consecutive seasons.

Jurgen Klinsmann has definitely improved Hertha since taking over, but Schalke has been unstoppable on home soil. With both teams playing quite well defensively as of late, I expect a low-scoring contest, with Schalke coming out on top.

Pick: Schalke 1-0

Pick 2: Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund will travel to Bremen to face a struggling Werder Bremen side in third round cup action. Lucien Favre’s side have been on fire in the final third in their last few matches, scoring 13 goals in their last three fixtures. The addition of Norwegian phenom Erling Braut Haaland has been a breath of fresh air, with the youngster scoring seven goals already in just three appearances.

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Werder Bremen have been struggling all year, currently 16th in the Bundesliga. They have conceded a league-worst 46 goals this season and they’ll have another tough task ahead containing a Dortmund attack that is full of excitement with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Haaland, and Marco Reus.

This should be a convincing win for Dortmund as they look to book their ticket into the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal.

Pick: Dortmund 3-0

Pick 3: Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig

Frankfurt will be seeking yet another victory over a very solid Leipzig side. They beat Timo Werner and co. 2-0 on January 25th in Bundesliga play. Frankfurt has reached the German Cup final in two of the last three seasons, winning it all in 2018.

Leipzig has never won on Frankfurt soil, even though they’re enjoying a fantastic campaign. Timo Werner has two goals in Cup competition and a total of 25 on the season. They were the league leaders until this past weekend when Bayern overtook them in first place.

Frankfurt isn’t having a great season in 11th spot, but they’ve been utterly dominant in cup competition. They’ve never lost to Julien Nagelsmann’s side at Commerzbank Arena and will be seeking yet another victory over Leipzig on Tuesday.

Although Frankfurt has been impressive against their round of 16 counterparts, I believe that Leipzig is going to break their winless streak against Eintracht, with Werner playing an instrumental part in the win.

Pick: Leipzig 2-1

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