Bayern Munich look the overwhelming favourites to take the DFB Pokal Cup and complete a historic treble this Saturday at the expense of mid-table finishers Stuttgart.
Where To Watch Live
Kick off is at 19:45 BST, and the game will be shown live on ESPN.
Bayern Going For Historic Treble
For Bayern, the domestic cup could be the final piece of the most successful season in their history. Jupp Heycknes will manage the team for the last time before Pep Guardiola joins the club this summer, with Mario Gotze in tow and possibly Robert Lewandowski as well. The side look absolutely unstoppable on the back of Champions League final success and winning the Bundesliga in record time.
Their most recent showing in the cup, amidst league and Champions League games, saw them thrash Wolfsburg 6-1 as Mario Gomez ran riot with a hat-trick within six minutes after coming off the bench.
When they faced Dortmund in the Champions League final, some defensive errors were exposed, with both sides playing on the counter attack and creating chances on goal rather than opting for a considered style.
Bayern would become the seventh club overall to claim the league and cup double as well as the European Cup in the same season and once again make teams across Europe sit up and take note of their phenomenal achievement.
Stuttgart Aiming For An Upset
It might have been a week of celebrations for Bayern, but for Stuttgart there has been nothing but concentration on how to stop the Bavarian giants as they seek to win their first trophy since 2007. The meeting is a repeat of the 2007 final when Stuttgart, as German champions, lost 3-2 to Bayern.
Their run through to the final has been somewhat understated, with a 2-1 win over SC Freiburg gifting them the opportunity to face Bayern this weekend. With two weeks rest between their final Bundesliga game, Bruno Labbadia's men will be hoping they can capitalise on some of Bayern's jadedness an tiredness, which were exposed in their last league game as they went 3-1 down to Borussia Monchengladbach in the first 10 minutes.
After a disappointing campaign, which saw Stuttgart finish 12th in the Bundesliga, The Reds will be looking to finish the season with a piece of silverware, hopes which rest on quelling the threat of Bayern's attack, which includes Champions League final match-winner Arjen Robben.
For Stuttgart, the side will no doubt be fresh after a fortnight's break, while Cacau is now in contention after spending eight months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, for Bayern, Dante and Luiz Gustavo are both unavailable after the pair were called up for international duty with Brazil.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Van Buyten, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Mandzukic
Stuttgart: Ulreich; Sakai, Tasci, Niedermeier, Molinaro; Gentner, Boka; Harnik, Traore, Maxim; Ibisevic
What They Say
Arthur Boka on Stuttgart's chances: "Bayern are obviously the favorites, but we will get our chances as well. We head into the game with the intention to show that we can compete. We are relaxed and optimistic.
"We have to make sure that they cannot play their own game. We should follow Borussia Dortmund's example in the opening stages of the Champions League final. Bayern were forced to play long balls due to BVB's pressing.
"It could be an advantage that we are the underdogs. Everything's possible in football. We have nothing to lose and can only win here.
"A lot of people think the match is already decided, but we can spring a surprise. We have always shown up on the big occasions."
Thomas Muller on Bayern's recovery from the Champions League final: "We're all hungry, we want to go down as immortal, we want to win the treble.
"The cup has gained in importance, because the prize on offer is more than just the cup - we can make history.
"We were a little heavy-legged, you sensed things were still a little out of shape. But it became better and it is all geared up to Berlin now."