Energie Cottbus vs Bayern Munchen for the German DFB Pokal cup match on Monday at Freundschaft Stadium.
The Energie Cottbus team comes in for another meeting of this new season against what is currently the most reliable team of all German football, having their 4th official match of the season (2 wins and 1 loss), in German 3rd League, with the local side looking to cause some surprise in this round of the German Cup.
The odds are clearly not in their favour, even though the team will play this match in front of their fans, where they have done well in games so far (2 wins in 2 matches, with 8 goals scored and 4 conceded).
Bayern Munich comes to this match of the 32nd round of the German Cup and is defending the title they won last season against the Leipzig side, with the Bavarian side retaining the coaching team.
This past season, although much has been said about Nico Kovac’s dismissal as coach, the team has not been very active in the transfer market so far, something unheard of and criticized by some players.
This will be Bayern’s second match this season after having played and been defeated in the German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund 2-0.
Considering what is the quality disparity between the two teams, not to mention the very difference of the leagues that each team disputes (being separated by 2 divisions), also adding to the moment of the locals, with their games having many goals scored (19 goals scored in 3 matches), I can only see this match having many goals scored and even probably by both teams, also given the defensive difficulties of Bayern.