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Germany Super Cup preview: Bayern Munich look to start season on front foot against Eintracht

13:32 BST 09/08/2018
Arjen Robben Bayern Munich
Traditional meeting between Germany’s domestic league and cup winners will raise the curtain on the new season

A new season of German league football is almost upon us, but prior to the opening round of league fixtures comes the Germany Super Cup – otherwise known as the DFL Supercup. This year, it pits Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich against the holders of the DFB Pokal – Germany’s domestic knock-out competition, this coming Sunday (12 August).

First things first

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Where should I be investing my money?

This will be the ninth edition of the German Super Cup under its new guise, and over recent years the game has taken on a certain pattern. German giants and current league champions Bayern Munich have won the last two editions of the competition, beating old rivals Borussia Dortmund on both occasions.

This will be the sixth season in a row that Bayern have been involved in Germany’s traditional curtain reason and it is therefore perhaps of little surprise that they come into the match as the clear favourites to win the trophy. You can back Bayern to see off opponents Eintracht Frankfurt inside 90 minutes at a price of just 1.36, according to Oddsshark.

However, it is worth noting that Eintracht and Bayern met in the final of the German cup just three short months ago and on that occasion it was the underdogs that prevailed. Two late goals, from Ante Rebic and Mijat Gacinovic gave Frankfurt a surprise 3-1 win, and if you fancy them to get the better of Bayern again then you can back them to do so at 7.50.

Of course, one of the most important things to remember when betting is that the more specific you are in your bets, the higher the potential rewards become. One of the trickiest things to do is try and predict exact score lines for a given game, but if you get it right the pay outs can be some of the biggest.

For example, if Eintracht were to repeat that 3-1 score line from the cup final back in May, you could back that result at the price of 51.00. That means a bet of just US$2 would lead to a US$102 pay out.

However, given that this is the first competitive fixture in the new German season and it is difficult to gauge at what level each team is currently at, you may feel it is a safer bet opting for the “Double Chance” type of bet, which gives you the chance to select two possible outcomes for this match rather than just one. You could potentially triple your money by backing either an Eintracht win or a draw inside 90 minutes at 3.00, while a Bayern win or a draw is at 1.11 – alternatively, you can back either side to be ahead by the full time whistle at just 1.20.

However, given Bayern’s dominance over their compatriots in recent years backing them to win this match does not look like the riskiest bet in the world. You can back Bayern to record a comprehensive 3-0 win at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment.

Bayern warmed up for this game with an impressive display in a friendly 1-0 win against Manchester United. New boss Niko Kovac will look to hit the ground running as he looks to show he is capable of taking charge at the country’s biggest club.

With that in mind, Bayern could well come flying out of the traps and look to dictate the tempo from the very first kick. You can back the Munich club to be ahead within the first 10 minutes at a price of 6.00, while Frankfurt are at double that price (13.00) – it is also worth remembering that Eintracht took the lead in the cup final three months ago after only 11 minutes.

Looking at the head to head record between the two teams, again it is Bayern who have the advantage. The league champions have won 53 of 95 previous matches between the pair, and Frankfurt last appeared in the Super Cup two decades ago – Bayern to win by a two goal winning margin is priced at just 4.33.

Odds (after 90 minutes): Eintracht Frankfurt (7.50), Bayern Munich (1.36), draw (4.75)