On Saturday evening, the Olympiastadion in Berlin will play host to the DFB-Pokal final between Freiburg and RB Leipzig as the pair meet to clinch domestic silverware with kickoff at 9 pm.
The Freiburg team has had a very memorable season in 2021-22 and will play in the Europa League next year. They have qualified for Europe’s second most prestigious club competition after finishing sixth in the Bundesliga, their highest top-flight finish in nine years.
Die Breisgau-Brasilianer were still able to qualify for the Champions League before their last two league games, but defeats against Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen ended those hopes.
However, Freiburg could end this season on a high note if they win their first-ever domestic cup competition. The match will not be too much of a problem for Freiburg as they play all their home matches in this tournament out of town.
RB Leipzig has ended the season in fifth place, just one point clear of Union Berlin in sixth and three points clear of Freiburg in seventh. They were also eliminated from the Europa League by the Rangers over two legs in the semi-finals. However, They will still go into the DFB-Pokal final as favourites to win it, given their impressive cup form this term.
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other with hosts taking four wins while visitors with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Freiburg
- Freiburg 1-4 Union Berlin
- Hoffenheim 3-4 Freiburg
- Freiburg 3-3 Borussia M’gladbach
- Hamburger 1-3 Freiburg
- Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 RB Leipzig
- RB Leipzig 4-0 Augsburg
- Rangers 3-1 RB Leipzig
- Borussia M’gladbach 3-1 RB Leipzig
- RB Leipzig 1-0 Rangers
Freiburg Team News
Freiburg midfielder Yannik Keitel could feature after missing three and a half months with a broken toe, while Kevin Schade (abdominal) and Noah Weisshaupt (shoulder) are doubtful. Nico Schlotterbeck will make his final appearance for the club before joining Borussia Dortmund in the summer, and he will play alongside Lukas Kubler, Philipp Lienhart and Christian Gunter.
RB Leipzig Team News
RB Leipzig has no injury concerns ahead of their match against Hertha Berlin, though Amadou Haidara continues to recover from a knee problem. Josko Gvardiol has a minor knock but should be available for selection.
Prediction and Odds
Leipzig will head into the final as slight favourites, and after two previous attempts at the glory, which ended in disappointment, they may finally lift their first trophy this weekend.
- RB Leipzig Win
- Goes to Extra Time
- Nkunku to Score