With only 5 games to play, Bayern Munich remain 7 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table and are unbeaten since the resumption of the campaign. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund thumped Paderborn 6-1 last time out and don’t look to be giving up the fight just yet. The race for a top 4 finish is also intensifying with RB Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen all separated by just two points. At the bottom of the table Werder Bremen look to be edging towards survival, as the gap between them and the likes of Mainz and Fortuna Dusseldorf is just three points.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Bundesliga:
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SC Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach – Schwarzwald Stadium
SC Freiburg ($4.33)
Borussia Monchengladbach ($1.83)
Borussia Monchengladbach will be looking to continue their top 4 pursuit as they travel to SC Freiburg. Hosts Freiburg have yet to win a game since returning to action, but they look to be safe from relegation danger, currently sitting 8th in the table. Following their 4-0 win over Union Berlin last time out, Monchengladbach remain 4th in the Bundesliga table and in the driving seat for a spot in next season’s Champions League. This should be a good game in Freiburg with Borussia Monchengladbach most likely to take the spoils.
Betting tip: Borussia Monchengladbach to win the match and both teams to score ($2.75) Bet Now
Borussia Monchengladbach to win 2-1
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich vs – Bay Arena
Bayer Leverkusen ($6)
Bayern Munich ($1.51)
Two Bundesliga giants meet in what promises to be classic with top 4 chasing Bayer Leverkusen hosting league leaders Bayern Munich. Leverkusen kept pace with Borussia Monchengladbach in the race for a Champions League slot with an impressive win on the road at Freiburg last time out and now only sit outside the top 4 on goal difference. For Bayern Munich, it’s very much a case of holding their nerve, with their 7-point advantage looking strong with only 5 games to play. Their 5-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday was an indicator that they are showing no signs of slowing and they should come away with all three points here.
Betting tip: Bayern Munich to win the match ($1.51) Bet Now
Bayern Munich to win 2-0
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05 – Commerzbank Arena
Eintracht Frankfurt ($1.97)
Mainz 05 ($3.9)
Two sides yet to be assured of their Bundesliga safety face off as Eintracht Frankfurt host Mainz. Frankfurt reside in 12th, following their excellent win on the road at Wolfsburg last time out and they have climbed up to 12th as a result. Mainz meanwhile are in real danger of slipping into the relegation picture, following their 1-0 home loss to Hoffenheim. With only a 3-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone, they will be all too aware of the need to keep picking up points. With home advantage and a great win under their belts last time out, Frankfurt should prevail here.
Betting tip: Eintracht Frankfurt to win the match and both teams to score ($2.9) Bet Now
Eintracht Frankfurt to win 3-1
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hoffenheim – Espirit Arena
Fortuna Dusseldorf ($2.88)
Fortuna Dusseldorf host Hoffenheim with both sides needing points for different reasons. The hosts were soundly beaten by Bayern Munich last time out and remain in relegation trouble as a result. However, they have only lost one of their last 4 games and they will be keen to keep putting points on the board. Hoffenheim meanwhile sit 7th and a late push for the Europa league places looks very much on the cards. They have won their last two games over Koln and Mainz and they will be keen to keep going here. This could be a tight game that could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.51) Bet Now
RB Leipzig vs Paderborn – Red Bull Arena
RB Leipzig ($1.16)
It’s very much now or never for Paderborn who are slipping towards relegation with every passing week. They travel to RB Leipzig who are now 9 points behind Bayern Munich and seemingly out of the title race but in the driving seat for a top 4 finish. For bottom club Paderborn, they are 8 points adrift from absolute safety in the Bundesliga table, and with only 5 games to go, time is running out. This could be a very tall order for them however and Leipzig should run out comfortable winners.
Betting tip: RB Leipzig to win the match to nil ($1.45) Bet Now
RB Leipzig to win 2-0
Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin – Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund ($1.39)
Hertha Berlin ($8.5)
Borussia Dortmund will be desperate to keep pace with Bayern Munich as they welcome Hertha Berlin to Signal Iduna Park. The yellows are 7 points adrift of the champions and whilst they look to have 2nd place sewn up in the table and will need to keep picking up points to apply a modicum of pressure. Hertha Berlin have been in fantastic form since returning to action, picking up 10 points from a possible 12 – including a solid win over Augsburg last time out. This could be a tighter game than many predict but Dortmund should prevail here.
Betting tip: Borussia Dortmund to win the match and both teams to score ($2) Bet Now
Borussia Dortmund to win 3-1
Werder Bremen vs Wolfsburg – Weserstadion
Werder Bremen ($3.58)
Werder Bremen’s survival bid continues to gather pace following their 1-0 win on the road at Schalke last time out and they will be looking to build on that at home to Wolfsburg. With only 5 games to play, Werder have clawed back a huge deficit and now only sit 3 points from absolute safety in the Bundesliga table. Sixth placed Wolfsburg will be looking to push towards a Europa League as they look to bounce back from a home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. Inconsistency has plagued Wolfsburg’s season, and this could well end up a draw in Bremen, which could transpire to be a precious point.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5) Bet Now
Union Berlin vs Schalke – Stadion An der Alten Försterei
Union Berlin ($2.45)
Two sides in desperate need of a win face off as Union Berlin welcome Schalke. Neither side has managed to win a game since returning form the imposed break and they will be keen to finish the season well. Union Berlin are currently in 14th and far from safe. Schalke meanwhile have lost all 4 of their games since returning to action, conceding 10 goals in the process and the manner of their 1-0 home defeat to Werder Bremen last time out was particularly humbling. Neither side will come into this game with any sort of confidence and this could be a drab draw in Berlin.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.3) Bet Now
Augsburg vs FC Koln – WWK Arena
FC Koln ($2.6)
A classic mid table encounter looks on the cards as Augsburg host FC Koln. Augsburg sit 13th, 6 points above the relegation zone and they will be keen to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Hertha Berlin last time out. FC Koln are in a similar position and are 11th in the table, well clear of relegation trouble but winless in their last 4 games since returning to action, including a 4-2 thumping at home to Leipzig last time out. Both sides need to keep picking up points as they look to secure their safety and it could well end up honours even.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.51) Bet Now
Bundesliga Matchday 30 multi bet:
We’re backing three results this week as a four-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich – Bayern Munich to win
RB Leipzig vs Paderborn – RB Leipzig to win
Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin – Borussia Dortmund to win
SC Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach – Borussia Monchengladbach to win
A $50 wager would pay out $222 if successful at the current odds Bet Now
Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.