Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction, odds & betting tips – 25/05/2024

Second-tier Kaiserslautern will attempt to deliver a miracle when they take on Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal Final at the Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday, 25 May. Check out our German betting tips for the contest below.

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Bayer Leverkusen will be determined to bounce back from their midweek disappointment – Photo by Icon Sport

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction: One sided final in store

After suffering their first loss of the season in the Europa League final against Atalanta, Bayer Leverkusen will take their frustrations out on Kaiserslautern, so we expect a dominant win for them in the DFB Pokal final.

Key Stats

  • Kaiserslautern finished all the way down in 13th position in the 2. Bundesliga this season.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have lost only one of their 52 competitive fixtures this term.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored at least three goals in nine different matches since the end of the winter window.
  • Victor Boniface found the net in each of Bayer Leverkusen’s last three domestic contests.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Kaiserslautern are massive underdogs

  • HOME: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.1%
  • DRAW: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%
  • AWAY: 1/8 (1.13) – 88.9%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Kaiserslautern’s chances of upsetting the odds to win the DFB Pokal on Saturday are wafer-thin, however, their cause became even more difficult when Bayer Leverkusen lost the Europa League Final to Atalanta in midweek. Die Werkself will be doubly determined to do a professional job in Berlin after their continental misstep and they are priced as 1/8 to win the German cup final for that reason.

Leverkusen tasted defeat for the first time this season when they were outclassed 3-0 by Atalanta in Dublin though our football tips have backed Xabi Alonso’s side to bounce back at the first time of asking with a comfortable triumph over their second-tier opponents.

Last five H2Hs: First meeting in nearly a decade

Germany DFB Pokal 03/03/15

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2
Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

0

Germany Bundesliga I 24/04/93

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

4
Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

Germany Bundesliga I 17/10/92

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2
Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

0

Kaiserslautern used to be an established Bundesliga side, though they have drifted down the divisions in recent years and they haven’t crossed paths with Bayer Leverkusen since a cup game back in 2015. Leverkusen won that tie 2-0 after extra time.

Kaiserslautern preview: Hosts missing a quartet

Ben Zolinski, Jan Elvedi, Julian Niehues and Hendrick Zuck are all out of action for Kaiserslautern while Ragnar Ache is a doubt due to personal reasons. Kaiserslautern won their final league game 5-0 against Eintracht Braunschweig.

Predicted lineup: Krahl – Zolinski, Kraus, Tomiak, Puchacz – Soldo, Raschl, Zimmer, Ritter, Redondo – Hanslik

Germany DFB Pokal 25/05/24

L

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

0

Germany Bundesliga II 19/05/24

W

Eintracht Braunschweig

Eintracht Braunschweig

0

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

5

Germany Bundesliga II 11/05/24

L

Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin

3

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

1

Germany Bundesliga II 04/05/24

W

Magdeburg

Magdeburg

1

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

4

Germany Bundesliga II 27/04/24

W

Holstein Kiel

Holstein Kiel

1

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

3

Bayer Leverkusen preview: Hradecky, Andrich and Boniface to return?

Bayer Leverkusen have no fresh injury or suspension concerns, though Xabi Alonso could make changes to the XI that lost convincingly to Atalanta in the Europa League Final on Wednesday evening.

Predicted lineup: Hradecky – Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie – Stanisic, Andrich, Xhaka, Grimaldo – Frimpong, Wirtz, Boniface

Germany DFB Pokal 25/05/24

W

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

UEFA Europa League 22/05/24

L

Atalanta

Atalanta

3

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

Augsburg

Augsburg

1

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

W

Bochum

Bochum

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

5

UEFA Europa League 09/05/24

D

Roma

Roma

2

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Kaiserslautern vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Robert Andrich could come back into the Leverkusen XI this weekend – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Robert Andrich

Robert Andrich has been a key driving force behind Bayer Leverkusen’s success this season, though the 29-year-old was left on the bench for Wednesday’s Europa League Final and his combativeness was missed in Die Werkself’s defeat.

Andrich should be energized

Andrich should be fresh and raring to go in Saturday’s DFB Pokal final and the midfielder is in line to return to Leverkusen’s starting XI this weekend. Andrich is never far from the action and he has scored three times and picked up three yellow cards in his last six appearances.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.