Bayern Munich were strong favourites to grab a win and celebrate the title last gameweek but were halted by Mainz. The Bavarians now take it back to the Allianz to possibly lift the trophy in what looks like a favourable tie against seventh-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.
There have been a lot of changes in managerial/coaching personnel throughout this season, and the biggest of the lot has is definitely Bayern Munich signing RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann to take charge at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.
Borussia Dortmund welcome the toughest opponents of their remaining fixtures, RB Leipzig, in their pursuit of Champions League football to highlight this weekend’s biggest fixture.
It’s time for another round of German excellence!
Friday 7 May
1/1 Stuttgart | 26/10 | Augsburg 51/20 (20:30)
The away team are currently out of immediate danger on the log but cannot afford slip-ups up in any of their remaining fixtures. Despite needing the three points, Augsburg have not scored a goal in their last three away fixtures. The home team are midtable Stuttgart, and a team’s results always reflect on the table standings, with their biggest victory a 5-1 home win and biggest loss a 4-0 away defeat. Die Schwaben have lost four consecutive matches now, losing 12 points on the bounce, but have managed to score a goal or more in each of their losses, except against RB Leipzig. You can back the home team to win at 9/10.
Saturday 8 May
11/10 Borussia Dortmund | 26/10 | RB Leipzig 22/10 (15:30)
RB Leizpig have confirmed American national Jesse Marsch as new head coach from sister club RB Salzburg and will take over from Julian Nagelsmann at the end of the season. The rustle in the boardroom has not affected things on the pitch, but the current fixture against a full steam Borussia Dortmund could be too hot to handle. The Black and Yellows are on a mission to secure a Champions League spot, a single point off Eintracht Frankfurt, and with four wins on the trot, this will be the biggest ask of all their remaining games. Erling Haaland is back to scoring ways with a brace in his last 90 minutes. This fixture is a tough call and rather comes across as a goalfest and the bookies know it with Both Teams to Score (Yes) and Over 2.5 goals at 15/20.
2/7 Hoffenheim | 5/1 | Schalke 8/1 (15:30)
Hoffenheim sit 11th on the table and have one win in their last five, but still come out as favourites in this stale affair. The odds tell the tale of Schalke, and already relegated, backing a useless Hoffenheim becomes easy. Schalke currently have four players out due to suspension and eight players out due to injury, not leaving much for Dimitrios Grammozis to choose from. Hoffenheim and Over 2.5 goals sits at a decent 7/10.
32/10 Werder Bremen | 11/4 | Bayer Leverkusen 8/10 (15:30)
Werder Bremen have been beyond woeful, and Florian Kohfeldt will be hoping that his players can channel the Green-Whites wider heritage and history to their advantage. The board has made a public vote of confidence over their manager, likely calming the understandable precariousness after an alarming run of results. Bayer Leverkusen have not been great on the road, but Jamaican national, Leon Bailey, will be the man to watch after being involved in five of the Eternal Bridesmaids’ last six goals, scoring three and assisting two. Back Leverkusen to add to the troubles of Werder Bremen with an away win.
7/20 Bayern Munich | 46/10 | Borussia M’Gladbach 54/10 (18:30)
Borussia Monchengladbach have appointed Adi Hutter as their new head coach for the start of the next season, and the players used the opportunity to impress their boss when they demolished his current team Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 at home. Bayern Munich are also changing hands in leadership and are set to welcome the sought-after Julian Nagelsmann, who replaces Hansi Flick, but their last fixture saw them take a setback in lifting the Bundesliga trophy, and a win this week at the Allianz could be the preferred setting. Robert Lewandowski dusted off his boots after a four-week hiatus in his first game back and scored, despite the team losing 2-1 away. The Polish international is four goals short of equalling the Bundesliga goal record for a single season. Bayern Munich and Over 2.5 goals is tipped at 6/10.
Sunday 9 May
21/20 Cologne | 26/10 | Freiburg 49/20 (13:30)
Cologne put on a show for the fans watching at home with a five-goal 3-2 thriller against Augsburg away. The relegation play-off spot is not where Friedhelm Funkel wants his team, and after two wins on the bounce, we may see a late push by the Billy Goats to claw their way up the table. The home team at 21/20 is a great bet.
15/20 Eintracht Frankfurt | 32/10 | Mainz 3/1 (15:30)
Eintracht Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank Park have the best home record this season aside from league giants Bayern Munich. The Eagles have not lost this season, playing 15 games, won nine and drawn six, and the last loss they suffered at home was at the hands of current opposition Mainz. The visitors are unbeaten in eight fixtures and full confidence around the training camp will be evident after stopping Bayern Munich’s trophy celebrations happening at their home ground. This affair will be tightly contested, and Under 3.5 goals at 6/10 is on the money rather than a clear-cut winner.
17/20 Hertha Berlin | 26/10 | Arminia Bielefeld 32/10 (18:00)
Hertha have a hectic schedule to contend with after COVID-19 necessitated the reshuffle of fixtures. They have three fixtures in the space of seven days and the final matchup is Arminia Bielefeld. Squad rotation for Pal Dardai will be difficult having five influential players all out due to injury. The away team are on the back of a devastating 5-0 away loss. Bielefeld have a solitary away win this calendar year, and this will be a crucial three points should they wish to stay in the Bundesliga. I’m going for Arminia Bielefeld on the Win/Draw Double Chance at 17/20.
Stuttgart Win 1/1
Cologne Win 21/20
Bayern Win + Over 2.5 Goals 6/10
Arminia Bielefeld Win/Draw 17/20