DFB Pokal

2023 DFB Pokal Odds

The 2023 DFB Pokal showcases intense competition among Bundesliga and lower league clubs. Keep track of DFB Pokal odds here at PointSpreads.

Stay updated on the Pokal games schedule as top contenders like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig vie for the title. Don’t miss the exciting DFB Pokal final 2023 at Olympiastadion in Berlin, where the winner earns a UEFA Europa League spot and a chance to compete in the DFL-Supercup.

Odds To Win DFB Pokal

*last updated: 11/5/23
RB Leipzig+225
Eintracht Frankfurt+225
SC Freiburg+450
VfB Stuttgart+500
FC Bayern Munich+900
Borussia Dortmund+5000

Understanding German Cup Betting Odds

How Are DFB Pokal Odds Calculated?

DFB Pokal odds are determined by several factors, giving bettors insight into the potential outcomes of matches. To understand how DFB Pokal odds are calculated, consider the following key aspects: Updated standings, german teams, and historical performance.

Bookmakers analyze the DFB Pokal standings to assess each team’s overall performance in the competition. Bundesliga teams are then evaluated based on factors like form, injuries, and head-to-head results. By combining this data, bookmakers can determine DFB Pokal odds, offering bettors an educated perspective on potential match outcomes.

DFB Pokal Betting Tips

DFB Pokal Standings

Standings reflect a team's progress in the competition. Stronger teams tend to have better odds, while underdogs or lower-ranked teams have longer odds. This ranking helps bookmakers create a baseline for calculating odds.

German Team Strengths:

Bookmakers analyze various factors such as team form, injury reports, player suspensions, and tactical approaches. Additionally, the team's performance in domestic leagues and previous cup competitions provides valuable insights into their potential success in the DFB Pokal.

Head-to-Head Results:

Past encounters between teams can influence odds. A team with a history of dominating a specific opponent might have more favorable odds, while closely-matched teams may have tighter odds.

Home Advantage:

Playing at home can significantly impact a team's performance, as they benefit from familiar surroundings and fan support. Bookmakers often factor in home advantage when determining odds.

External Influences:

Unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions, pitch quality, and team morale can also impact the odds.

Consider Multiple Betting Markets:

Understanding the process of calculating DFB Pokal odds can help bettors make informed decisions and improve their overall betting strategy.

DFB Pokal Rounds Explained:

The DFB Pokal also features a single-elimination format, where teams are eliminated from the competition if they lose one match. The rounds in this format for the DFB Pokal are as follows:

This stage of the competition involves amateur and lower-league teams, as well as the 18 teams from Bundesliga 2. The winners advance to the second round.

This stage of the competition involves the winners from the first round, as well as the remaining 14 teams from the Bundesliga 1. The winners of this round advance to the Round of 16.

This stage of the competition involves the winners from the second round. The winners of this round advance to the quarter-finals.

This stage of the competition involves the winners from the Round of 16. The winners of the quarter-finals advance to the semi-finals.

This stage of the competition involves the winners from the quarter-finals. The winners of this stage advance to the final.

This is the last stage of the competition and it involves the two teams that have advanced from the semi-finals. The winner of this final stage is crowned the DFB Pokal champion.

2023 DFB Pokal Schedule

Matchups & Results

About DFB Pokal

The DFB Pokal is the premier knockout cup competition in German football, open to all professional and amateur clubs. The competition features a single-elimination format with 6 rounds, with the winner of each match advancing to the next round. In case of a draw, extra time and penalty kicks are used to determine the winner.

The winner of the DFB Pokal earns a qualification spot in the UEFA Europa League. Bayern Munich holds the record for the most DFB Pokal titles won over the years. The final match is typically held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. The DFB Pokal has a rich history dating back to the 1930s, and it has become one of the most prestigious club competitions in German football.

All clubs from the top two tiers of German football (Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga) are automatically entered into the competition, along with 24 teams from the lower leagues. The tournament is structured in a knockout format, with each round consisting of a single match. If the match is tied after regulation time, it will go into extra time and, if needed, a penalty shootout to determine the winner.

The winner of the DFB Pokal earns a spot in the group stage of the following season’s UEFA Europa League. Bayern Munich holds the record for the most DFB Pokal titles won, with 20 victories to their name.

The final of the DFB Pokal, one of the most prestigious European tournaments, is traditionally held in the Olympiastadion in Berlin. It is an eagerly anticipated match in the German football calendar, known for its passionate support, thrilling matches, and the potential for lower-ranked teams to cause upsets and surprises. The competition has a rich tradition and attracts attention from fans and clubs across Europe.

DFB Pokal Past Winners 
SeasonWinning teamRunner-up
2021-2022RB LeipzigSC Freiburg
2020-2021Borussia DortmundRB Leipzig
2019-2020Bayern MunichBayer Leverkusen
2018-2019Bayern MunichRB Leipzig
2017-2018Eintracht FrankfurtBayern Munich
2016-2017Borussia DortmundEintracht Frankfurt
2015-2016Bayern MunichBorussia Dortmund
2014-2015VfL WolfsburgBorussia Dortmund

All-Time Records

DFB-Pokal FAQs

What is DFB-Pokal?

DFB-Pokal is an annual knockout football cup competition in Germany, which involves 64 teams including all teams from the previous year’s Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga.

When did the first DFB-Pokal take place?

The first DFB-Pokal was played on December 8th, 1935, when 1. FC Nürnberg defeated FC Schalke 04 with a score of 2-0 in Düsseldorf’s Rheinstadion in front of 60,000 spectators.

What is the biggest win in DFB-Pokal finals?

Schalke 04 holds the record for the biggest win in a DFB-Pokal final, winning 5–0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1972 and 5–0 against MSV Duisburg in 2011.

What is the format of the DFB-Pokal?

DFB-Pokal is a single-elimination tournament. In the first round, the teams are drawn against each other, and the winner of each match advances to the next round. The final is held at Berlin’s Olympiastadion, and the winner of the DFB-Pokal qualifies for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
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