German Football Cup Betting Tips

Welcome to Bettingformat’s betting tips for the German Football Cup. On this page you’ll find our experts’ analyses, results predictions and betting recommendations for this time-honoured event. Couple this page with our odds comparison feature and you’ve got a one-two combo that cannot be beaten. The German Football Cup has been in existence since 1935. Its storied legacy continues to draw fans, bookmakers and tipsters alike. The competition follows the classic knockout format, which only serves to heighten the drama. Hope springs eternal in the early rounds when unknown squads play host to the bruisers from the 1st Bundesliga. There’s always the chance that a team from an overlooked lower league can shock the German sporting world by toppling FC Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. Situations like this is where the old saying ‘The bigger they are, the harder they fall’ can come true. If and when our experts sense an upset in the making, you can be sure they will alert you and advise accordingly. Read on to learn how our betting tips can help you find the right bet at the best price.

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How does Bettingformat create betting tips for the German Football Cup?

Our in-house experts here at Bettingformat are self-confessed footy fans. Many of our contributors have watched the games – on the telly or in person for years. Others among us are passionate about crunching the statistical information and generating cogent, lucrative betting recommendations. As a rule, we make a careful study of each team’s performance arc, how they’ve fared in their last several matches and any notable roster changes. In the event of a prior head-to-head encounter, the details of that pairing are similarly considered.

Which factors do we consider for our German Football Cup predictions?

  • Current form of the teams
  • Injured or suspended players
  • Strikers with a nose for goals
  • Cup specialists
  • Home field advantage of lower ranked teams
  • League comparison
  • Head-to-head history
  • 'David and Goliath' factor
DFB Pokal Sieger 2018 Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt celebrating their 2017 / 2018 DFB Cup Victory | Photo: GEPA pictures / Witters / Tim Groothui

What do I need to know before I place my bets on the German Football Cup?

It’s important to keep in mind that this is a knockout style tournament. This opens up a veritable treasure chest of betting opportunities that would not be available during normal league play. We’ve seen it happen many times that an objectively stronger team simply doesn’t invest enough energy and are eliminated from the tournament in short order. Conversely, smaller clubs revel in the chance to dispense with a high-gloss franchise. You can expect maximum effort from this lot. Complicating matters further, some teams are singularly focused on the German Football Cup and may not attract much attention until it’s too late for the opposition. As you can see, there are many circumstances that can muddle the betting waters. We advise you familiarise yourself with as many teams as possible before the event kicks off.

German Football Cup schedule:

  • 1st round – August before Bundesliga play starts
  • 2nd round – October
  • Round of 16 – February
  • Quarterfinals – March / April
  • Semi-finals – April
  • Finals – May in Berlin

Which teams are favoured to win the German Football Cup?

Bayern Munich. They have a nasty habit of demolishing everyone who ventures onto the pitch against them. It’s no small wonder that they’ve captured the Cup a record 18 times in their storied history. As a rule of thumb, you can expect a team that’s playing well in their own league should be able to do some damage in Cup play. Whilst it’s easy to bet heavily on Bayern, the informed bettor knows that there are some particularly dangerous cup specialists on the prowl. Werder Bremen is such a team. These northern lads have been known to deliver a knockout blow or two in their time. Don’t overlook Borussia Dortmund as potential contenders to Bayern’s dynasty.

The Table below show the most successful clubs in Cup history:

Team Title count
FC Bayern 18
Bremen 6
Schalke 5
Frankfurt 5
Cologne / Köln 4
Dortmund 4

Can I place long-term bets on the German Football Cup?

Yes. Long-term bets are a popular type of bet placed on the German Football Cup. If you are keen on placing such a wager, we recommend you do so shortly before the start of Cup play. You will find much more attractive odds if you stake your bet early on. You will see a dramatic drop off in the odds if you hesitate during the early rounds. We encourage you to visit our Betting School where you will find detailed explanations of the long-term bet as well as numerous other betting strategies.

Are special bets available for the German Football Cup?

Yes, special bets are available for German Football Cup matches. Some of our favourites include: The over / under for goals, half-time score / final score and both teams to score. When a heavily favoured team plays an underdog, the half-time winner / match winner is an interesting betting prospect. Handicapping a match can make a dull affair rather more intriguing. Placing successful wagers on German Football Cup matches can be difficult. A traditionally strong team may rest key players while a lower level team might go all out for the upset. Because the German Football Cup follows a knockout format, we frequently see powerful clubs bow out of the tournament earlier than expected.


The best way to win big money from German Football Cup matches is to check our websites frequently. Here on the betting tips page, you can see our compact analyses, predictions and betting suggestions. You can then visit our odds comparison page and find the best odds for many different types of bet. Our research and your intuition make for an unstoppable force.