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DFB Pokal Betting
Behind the Bundesliga, the DFB Pokal is the second biggest tournament in German Football. Often giving lower league teams the chance to take on the giants of German football, the tournament is played in a knockout format, and the winner will be awarded a qualification place for the Europa League. The current holders of the DFB Pokal are RB Leipzig, who defeated SC Freiburg in the final during the 2021/22 season. However, the most successful club in the competition is Bayern Munich, who's won the cup an unprecedented 20 times.
DFB Pokal Odds
When looking to place a bet on the DFB Pokal, it's always wise to look at the calibre of the teams participating in the matches. Thirty-six of the teams in the competition will be from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, and it's usually these teams who are at the top of the online betting odds. The remaining teams will come from the lower tiers of German football, and these sides will have the higher betting odds listed on Bet UK.
Bundesliga teams will take part in the competition from round one. They will normally face off against smaller teams in the opening rounds, whether from the Bundesliga 2 or the German third division or lower.
DFB Pokal Live Match Odds
Throughout the German football season, bettors will be looking to place bets on all of the live games happening in each round of the DFB Pokal. Whether it's the first round of the competition or the final, just like all other major domestic tournaments, you can find the odds for every game. Be sure to check back before the game if you're looking for a specific betting market, as just before kick-off, the odds will be finalised. However, if you're looking to place a bet in-play, Bet UK will also have live in-play betting odds, so just head over to our page when the game is happening.
DFB Pokal Winners
|2022||RB Leipzig||SC Freiburg|
|2020||Bayern Munich||Bayer Leverkusen|
|2019||Bayern Munich||RB Leipzig|
DFB Pokal Most Wins
The most successful club in the DFB Pokal is Bayern Munich. Emulating this success in the Bundesliga itself, Bayern has won the competition a huge 20 times since the tournament was reinstated in West Germany in the 1952-53 season. First winning the competition in 1957, their most recent win came in 2020.
DFB Pokal FAQS
When does the DFB Pokal Start?
The first round of the DFB Pokal takes place in July each year. These games are usually a week before the start of the actual Bundesliga season, so it will be the season's first game for many teams.
Where is the DFB Pokal Final in 2023?
The final of the 2023 competition will take place at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
When was the first DFB Pokal Cup?
Originally called the Tschammer-Pokal, the tournament was founded in 1935. The tournament was suspended in 1944 and disbanded until 1952 when it was reinstated in West Germany and named after the DFB (German Football Association).
What other tournaments do the winners qualify for?
By winning the DFB Pokal, the tournament winners will also qualify for the Europa League and the DFL-Supercup.
Looking to bet on the Europa League? Check out our sportsbook.
What happens if the tournament's winner has already qualified for European Football?
If the competition winner has won the Bundesliga or managed to secure a spot in the Champions League or Europa League, the spot will go to the team who finishes in sixth place in the league.
Where can I watch the DFB Pokal?
DFB Pokal games are available to view on Premier Sports in the UK
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