Despite struggling for goals at the BayArena in the past, Al Hain-Cole expects Heynckes’s prolific side to get the better of a high-scoring cup clash
Bayern Munich will be hoping to remain on course for a memorable treble when they travel to the BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen in Tuesday’s DFB Pokal semi-final.
With the Bundesliga title already sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid coming up, Jupp Heynckes could complete a clean sweep for his second successive spell in charge.
Having come out on top in both league encounters between the teams, they are available at 8/13 (1.62) with bet365 to take their place in the final by coming out on top once again here.
That defeat was Die Werkself’s first in six home matches against this opposition, and they are priced at 17/4 (5.25) to exact revenge with a victory in this one.
This pair needed penalties to separate them when they last met in this competition back in 2015, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them taking this one beyond normal time with another stalemate here.
Jonathan Tah could return for the hosts after missing Saturday’s league win over Eintracht Frankfurt with a muscle strain, although Wendell remains out due to an ankle injury.
Arturo Vidal is not able to face his former club after suffering a knee injury in training, while Manuel Neuer and Kingsley Coman also remain on the sidelines.
Not only had Die Roten failed to win in four previous visits to this stadium prior to January’s 3-1 victory, they had not even scored a single goal in that run.
However, having scored 27 times in their last 10 fixtures on the road, it is hard to see them drawing another blank against a home defence that has kept just two clean sheets in the last 10 games.
Nevertheless, with Leverkusen having scored eight goals in the previous two games, odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem generous on Bayern coming out on top in their eighth match in 10 that features over 2.5 goals.