Bayern Munich claimed yet another Bundesliga title in midweek, beating Werder Bremen on the road to pick up their 8th successive Championship. That result appeared to knock the stuffing out of both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, who dropped points to Mainz and Fortuna Dusseldorf respectively. With two rounds of fixtures to play, the race between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen for a Champions League spot next season hangs in the balance whilst at the bottom of the table Paderborn, Werder Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf look too far gone, as they slip towards Bundesliga II.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Bundesliga:
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Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg – Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich ($1.28)
SC Freiburg ($12)
Bayern Munich will be looking to finish the season in style as they welcome Freiburg to the Allianz Arena. The champions held their nerve against Werder Bremen in midweek, winning whilst not playing at their best and they will be wanting to keep momentum going with both the DFB Cup and Champions League still to play for. Freiburg meanwhile are in decent form, having picked up 7 points from their last 3 games and the manner of their impressive 2-1 home win over Hertha Berlin last weekend will give all associated with the club plenty of confidence. This should be an open game at the Allianz Arena, which Bayern should comfortably prevail from.
Betting tip: Bayern Munich to win the match and both teams to score ($1.7) Bet Now
Bayern Munich to win 4-2
FC Koln vs Eintracht Frankfurt – Rhein Energie Stadion
FC Koln ($2.8)
Eintracht Frankfurt ($2.55)
Two sides locked in mid-table and coasting face off as Koln host Eintracht Frankfurt. FC Koln sit 13th in the table and are now mathematically safe with just two games to play. Since the season restart, they have been sluggish and look to be mentally on the beach as the season draws to a close. By contrast, Frankfurt have been in good form since the resumption of the campaign and back to back wins have seen them climb up to 9th in the table. This should be a decent game in Cologne, which Eintracht Frankfurt should come away with all three points from.
Betting tip: Eintracht Frankfurt to win the match ($2.55) Bet Now
Eintracht Frankfurt to win 2-1
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg – Espirit Arena
Fortuna Dusseldorf ($1.95)
Fortuna Dusseldorf will be looking to keep their slim hopes of survival alive as they take on Augsburg. The hosts have been one of the form sides since the Bundesliga has returned and their draw on the road at RB Leipzig last time out was an indicator of the progress they have made. They will be desperate to hang on to 16th place in the table, in order to have the relegation play-off with the 3rd placed team in Bundesliga II and they currently have matters in their own hands. Augsburg meanwhile aren’t mathematically safe but with a hefty goal difference advantage over the sides below them, they will be playing Bundesliga football next season and could play without pressure here. Fortuna Dusseldorf should win this one, simply by virtue of having more to play for.
Betting tip: Fortuna Dusseldorf to win the match ($1.95) Bet Now
Fortuna Dusseldorf to win 2-1
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen – Olympic Stadion
Hertha Berlin ($5.3)
Bayer Leverkusen ($1.65)
Bayer Leverkusen will be desperate to hang on to 4th spot as they travel to Hertha Berlin. For the hosts, this is sure to be a free hit, having lost their last 3 matches and being plagued by inconsistency all season, they sit 11th with very little to play for. Leverkusen have a one-point advantage over Borussia Monchengladbach with 2 games to play and their 3-1 win over FC Koln in midweek was a suggestion that they may well be finding form at exactly the right time. Bayer Leverkusen need this more than Hertha and that should be enough to see them through.
Betting tip: Bayer Leverkusen to win the match and both teams to score ($2.2) Bet Now
Bayer Leverkusen to win 3-1
Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin – Rhein Neckar Arena
Union Berlin ($5.5)
Hosts Hoffenheim will be desperate to keep the pressure on Wolfsburg above them as they host Union Berlin. They ran out comprehensive winners at Augsburg in midweek and with the gap between the two sides now only goal difference, they will be desperate to clinch 6th place and a coveted Europa League slot. Union Berlin are mathematically secure in the Bundesliga once again this season and are sitting pretty in 12th, with only two games to play. This should be a good game and Hoffenheim should come through victorious.
Betting tip: Hoffenheim to win the match ($1.65) Bet Now
Hoffenheim to win 3-1
Mainz vs Werder Bremen – Opel Arena
Werder Bremen ($2.74)
Mainz will be looking to back up their incredible win at Borussia Dortmund as they take on Werder Bremen. The hosts sit 6 points clear of relegation trouble and with only two games to play, look to have their Bundesliga status all but wrapped up. For Werder Bremen meanwhile, catching Dusseldorf above them will be the priority as they will at least have the luxury of taking part in the relegation play-off. They were resilient in defeat to Bayern Munich last time out and with time running out, it is seriously now or never for Bremen. This should be a very cagey encounter and a draw looks inevitable.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.63) Bet Now
Paderborn vs Borussia Monchengladbach – Benteler Arena
Borussia Monchengladbach ($1.3)
Borussia Monchengladbach travel to Paderborn with the need for points becoming increasingly great. The hosts are relegated, following a poor season that has seen them win only 4 Bundesliga games all campaign and they will be looking towards next season already. Monchengladbach meanwhile bounced back well from back to back defeats in the league to beat Wolfsburg last time out. They do however remain in 5th place in the table, but with just a one-point deficit to overturn to catch Bayer Leverkusen, there is still plenty to play for. This should be a comfortable afternoon on the road for Gladbach here at Paderborn.
Betting tip: Borussia Monchengladbach to win the match to nil ($1.8) Bet Now
Borussia Monchengladbach to win 3-0
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund – Red Bull Arena
RB Leipzig ($2.42)
Borussia Dortmund ($2.98)
Two sides sitting pretty in the top 4 face off in what should be the biggest game of the weekend as RB Leipzig take on Borussia Dortmund. The hosts struggled last time out in drawing with Fortuna Dusseldorf but the gap between themselves and Dortmund is now just 3 points, meaning a win here would promote Leipzig to 2nd. Dortmund meanwhile were well beaten by Mainz last time out, but they will be hoping to climb over the line in pursuit of a top 4 finish. This should be an excellent game and with plenty of quality in both sides, a draw looks very much on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score ($4.35) Bet Now
Schalke 04 vs Wolfsburg – Veltins Arena
Schalke 04 ($5.5)
Wolfsburg will be looking to hang on to 6th place as they travel to Schalke. The hosts have only picked up two points from their first 7 since games returning to action and having dropped down to 10th in the table and look to be a team low on confidence. They were well beaten on the road at Frankfurt last time out and they will be looking to salvage some pride with just 2 games to play. Wolfsburg meanwhile are sitting 6th, but they will be eager to get back to winning ways after being thumped on the road at Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek. They have a slender lead over Hoffenheim behind them in 7th and they will be desperate to ensure they stay there come the end of the season. Schalke have been in awful form since the season restart and Wolfsburg should win this one.
Betting tip: Wolfsburg to win the match and both teams to score ($2.35) Bet Now
Wolfsburg to win 3-1
Bundesliga Matchday 33 multi bet:
Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen – Bayer Leverkusen to win
Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin – Hoffenheim to win
Paderborn vs Borussia Monchengladbach – Borussia Monchengladbach to win
Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg – Bayern Munich to win
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