Mia san Mia! Bayern Munich are champions again!
With the number one spot taken by 9-time champions on the trot Bayern Munich, we turn our attention to the bottom half of the table.
Schalke, the not so Royale Blues have been relegated and there are six teams fighting it out to remain challengers for the Meisterschale next season.
It’s time for the final scuffle at the bottom of the barrel.
Saturday 15 May
7/10 Borussia M’Gladbach | 34/10 | Stuttgart 32/10 (15:30)
Borussia M’Gladbach and Stuttgart face each other for the 100th time when they lock horns on Saturday at Borussia Park. Stuttgart hold the upper hand with 39 wins, whilst Gladbach trail on 31 wins, and the stalemate has ensued for a total of 29 matches. Marco Rose’s team were four goals down at half-time against the Bundesliga champions, and Bayern Munich still had an appetite for destruction, going on to hand the Foals a 6-0 away defeat. In the previous gameweek, Gladbach were on high, defeating Arminia Bielefeld 5-0 at home, and are definitely feeling the ups and downs football offers. Stuttgart has six sidelined players when travelling to west Germany, as well as French midfielder Naouirou Ahamada suspended after seeing a straight red against Leipzig. Back Gladbach to return to winning ways.
8/10 Bayer Leverkusen | 11/4 | Union Berlin 31/10 (15:30)
Bayer Leverkusen are officially out of the race for the Champions League. Die Werkself need a win against Union Berlin to secure qualification for the Europa League, and with history on their side, they seem poised to do so. The Iron Ones have never won at the BayArena but did record their first-ever victory against Bayer Leverkusen with a 1-0 home win this campaign. The Berlin outfit have not scored in two consecutive away matches and have not won a match on the road in their last five. Bayer Leverkusen is the way to go at 8/10.
7/1 Freiburg | 5/1 | Bayern Munich 3/10 (15:30)
Bayern are champions again! Stars on the field, and one more star on the shirt! Thomas Muller and David Alaba each bagged a record tenth Bundesliga trophy, the most by any player. You can expect the Bavarians to keep the pedal to the metal as the league’s best striker Robert Lewandowski looks to break the all-time goalscoring record, just one goal short of equalling the 40-goal mark. Freiburg stunned Koln with a 4-1 away win, which saw the Breisgau Brazilians jump to ninth mathematically securing their spot in the division for another season. Bayern will push to help Lewandowski reach greater heights with a win and over 2.5 at 11/20.
13/10 Hertha Berlin | 47/20 | Koln 21/10 (15:30)
Hertha BSC are catching up on games after most of the team tested positive for COVID-19. The Berlin-based outfit has made a real push to secure top-flight football next season and are undefeated at the Olympiastadion Berlin in six fixtures. They welcome Koln, who sit two points and three positions away from their opposition on the table. In their 61-match history, Hertha have been more dominant when facing the Billy Goats at home, and their looming 100th goal against Koln is pending after a 0-0 draw in their first encounter this season. Key players for Hertha are sidelined due to injury, such as Sami Khedira and Matteo Guendouzi. Due to injury concerns, another draw looks to be in the books, but back Both Teams to Score (Yes) at 7/10.
9/1 Schalke | 58/10 | Eintracht Frankfurt 2/9 (15:30)
The already-relegated Schalke welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Veltins Arena. Eintracht were held to a 1-1 draw by a fighting Mainz in their last time out and lost 3-1 on the road to Bayer Leverkusen, which handed Borussia Dortmund the fourth place for Champions League. This fixture is now a must-win for the away team if they want a shot at Europe’s elite competition. The Eagles Win and Both Teams to Score (Yes) is tipped at 14/10.
16/10 Augsburg | 2/1 | Werder Bremen 19/10 (15:30)
Augsburg desperately need a win, as three points over Werder Bremen will see them clear relegation. The home team’s defence will have to hold up without centre-back Felix Uduokhai, who is out due to an ankle injury. Werder Bremen were lucky to avoid relegation last season with a play-off win to keep them in Germany’s top-flight, and they find themselves in a similar position this campaign, separated from the red zone only by goal difference. The River Islanders have won one fixture in their last 10 and have not shown any signs of hope. Put money on Augsburg to send Werder Bremen on their way.
17/10 Arminia Bielefeld | 26/10 | Hoffenheim 29/20 (15:30)
Hoffenheim secured a win last gameweek to avoid relegation, and with a win over Arminia Bielefeld, the home team will be in a dire situation. Die Kraichgau bagged nine points out of a total 15 in their last five games. On the other end of this fixture, Arminia Bielefeld have managed to secure eight points out of a possible 15. A winner in this fixture is hard to call, but I’m going with the Double Chance – Hoffenheim/Draw at 4/10.
Sunday 15 May
5/1 Mainz | 4/1 | Borussia Dortmund 4/10 (18:00)
Borussia Dortmund have proven their value and toiled to a Champions League spot, overcoming their toughest opponent, RB Leipzig, in a 3-2 home win. BVB have been in red-hot form, scoring 14 goals in their last five fixtures, and for added pleasure, Erling Haaland is expected back in the squad. The home team have been difficult to beat over the last nine games, with their last loss coming at the hands of Augsburg on the 28th of February. The Black and Yellows will win this fixture, with additional totals over 2.5 at 8/10.
21/20 RB Leipzig | 49/20 | Wolfsburg 5/2 (20:30)
A win over RB Leipzig could see Wolfsburg steal second place going into the final matchday. Both teams can go no higher than second place, and no lower than fourth. This is a fixture of pride, and Wolfsburg look to grab their fourth win against Die Roten Bullen. The Wolves have two wins in their last five, the same as Leipzig. Bet Winning Margins, Leipzig By One Goal at 31/10.
QUAD @ 18/1
M’Gladbach Win 7/10
Bayer Leverkusen Win 8/10
Eintracht Frankfurt Win & BTTS 14/10
Augsburg Win 16/10