Borussia have beaten Bayern to the Bundesliga title for the second year running, meaning that Bavarians are desperate to get revenge on their arch rivals by winning the DFB Pokal.
The Millionaires, on the other hand, have got a great chance to further establish themselves as the new force in German football.
Not many people believed Borussia would be able to repeat the last season when they won the Bundesliga title in style and Jurgen Klopp’s side indeed struggled at the start of the new season.
Nonetheless, as soon as they were eliminated from the Champions League, the team started raising their form and in the end they managed to beat Bayern to yet another Bundesliga title.
Team’s magnificent run of 16 wins and 2 draws in last 18 Bundesliga games proved enough for the title defence, and now Borussia have got another chance to pour more misery on their bitter rivals.
Even if the game will be played at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Borussia look a good bet at 2.80 (9/5) offered by Sportingbet.
Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury worries, but Mario Goetze will be left on the bench as he still lacks match fitness.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer – Gundogan, Kehl – Blaszczykowski, Kagawa, Grosskreutz – Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich may have missed out on the league title, but the Bavarians can still make this one of the most successful seasons in their recent history.
Jupp Heynckes’ side will see this game as a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final against Chelsea and a win over fierce rivals Dortmund would be a great introduction to the biggest game of the season.
Bayern, too, have been pretty impressive of late, having won last three Bundesliga games, while producing two brilliant performances against Real Madrid, and they are now 1.75 (3/4) with Stan James to win the DFB Pokal.
With Breno and Van Buyten the only unavailable players, Heynckes can field his strongest line-up, and Thomas Muller looks set to be preferred to Luis Gustavo.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba – Schweinsteiger, Kroos – Robben, Muller, Ribery.