German DFB-Pokal – Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen kick off? Monday 12th August, 19:45 (UK)

Where is Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen being played? Stadion der Freundschaft

What television channel is Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen? Bet365 have the rights to some DFB-Pokal games so it is worth checking their website

Where can I get tickets for Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen?

Energie Cottbus – https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/2763/fc-energie-cottbus-stadion-der-freundschaft?cobrand=cottbus

Bayern Munchen – https://tickets.fcbayern.com/internetverkaufanfragen/EventList.aspx

THE TEAM NEWS

ENERGIE COTTBUS

  • Fourth-tier Energie Cottbus, who have been beaten on penalties by Bundesliga clubs in the first round in each of the last two years, have taken six points from their first three league matches of the season.
  • Second-choice goalkeeper Tim Stawecki and experienced centre-back Robert Muller are the only absentees for coach Claus-Dieter Wollitz, who has no new personnel issues.
  • Wollitz has a selection dilemma up front as Felix Brugmann and substitute Abdulkadir Beyazit both bagged braces against Rot-Weiß Erfurt last Sunday, while Union Berlin loanee Berkan Taz has three goals in three games.

BAYERN MUNCHEN

  • League and cup holders Bayern Munchen suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Super Cup last weekend but have not lost in the first round of this competition since 1994.
  • The Munich club have strengthened defensively over the summer with the signings of Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez but they desperately need some bodies in attack to fill the void left by Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
  • Hernandez made his first appearance in a friendly on Thursday but is not match-fit yet so Pavard or Jerome Boateng will partner Niklas Sule in defence, and there could be a number of youngsters on the bench.

THE PREDICTION

Bayern have dominated this competition in recent times and this meeting with Energie Cottbus should be a walk in the park for the defending champions. Cottbus’ three league games this season have produced a total of 19 goals so Lewandowski and Co could have a field day.

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