The action in the Bundesliga continues this weekend, with interesting fixtures at both ends of the league standings. Which teams will be able to get the three points to take a step closer to their goals at the beginning of the campaign?
The action will get underway this weekend as Borussia Monchengladbach travel to Freiburg. There will be pressure on Monchengladbach to get the three points as they are still leading the race to get a Champions League place this season. Their advantage at present is slender, as they lead on goal difference from Bayer Leverkusen.
There will also be an extra incentive for Monchengladbach this weekend, as a win could see them get within one point of Borussia Dortmund. Monchengladbach have been in decent form since the restart as they have lost just once. They have won two of their four fixtures since the Bundesliga started again, with one of those victories coming last time out against Union Berlin. Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram both scored on that occasion, and they will both be vital for Monchengladbach in this fixture.
Freiburg also had hopes of finishing in a European place this season, but defeat this weekend against Monchengladbach would all but end their hopes of achieving a Europa League spot. They are currently four points behind Wolfsburg in that race, and their form since the restart will not be giving gamblers much hope. They are yet to win since the restart, and they have only picked up two points from a possible 12. They were beaten last time out by Leverkusen, with Kai Havertz scoring the only goal of the game.
Freiburg holds the advantage in the overall record between the two sides. They have won nine times, which is once more than Monchengladbach. However, gamblers will not be expecting a Freiburg this weekend, and wagers will be placed on Monchengladbach.
Bayer Leverkusen could kick-off against Bayern Munich with a mountain to climb on Saturday. Monchengladbach play on Friday evening, which means Leverkusen could be three points behind their Champions League rivals before kicking a ball. They will have their biggest task of the season against Bayern this weekend, as Munich have only dropped two points since the turn of the year. Leverkusen have been in solid form since the restart, as they have won three of their four fixtures.
Their only defeat during this run came against Wolfsburg in their last home game. They were able to bounce back to winning ways last time out as they beat Freiburg 1-0. They will have to be at their very best to get anything from this fixture.
Bayern have been faultless since the turn of the year, and it would appear as though it is just a matter of time before they are crowned champions. Munich holds a seven-point lead over Dortmund with five games remaining.
The title was effectively won in Munich’s last away game as they beat Dortmund 1-0. Bayern followed that result up with a convincing display against Fortuna Dusseldorf. They claimed a 5-0 win from that fixture, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a brace. Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard also scored their second goals since the restart. However, Bayern will have to be at their very best to beat this talented Leverkusen side.
Gamblers will feel confident that Bayern will be able to get the victory from this fixture as they have won 19 of the previous 31 meetings. Lewandowski has been in tremendous form this season, and he will be most gamblers picks to score first in a convincing Bayern win.
One of the most interesting fixtures from this round of fixtures in the Bundesliga takes place on Saturday evening. Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to consolidate their place in the top four over the final few weeks of the season. However, this weekend they will come up against a side that have been in splendid form since the restart.
Dortmund’s title hopes were ended in their last home game as they were beaten by Bayern Munich. That 1-0 defeat highlighted how far they were behind Bayern, but they were depleted by a number of unfit players. Most notable of those was Jadon Sancho, who made up for his slow start following the resumption by scoring a hat-trick against Paderborn last weekend. Those three goals mean that he has now scored 17 in the Bundesliga this season. Hertha Berlin will need to ensure that they keep him quiet if they have any hope of picking up any points this weekend. That defeat against Bayern is the only time that Dortmund have been beaten since the restart.
Hertha Berlin have removed any chance of themselves getting wrapped up in a relegation battle since the restart. They have won three of their four fixtures, and they may have hopes of finishing in a Europa League place. They are just four points behind Wolfsburg at present, but a win in this fixture would ensure that they are in the discussion when thinking about Europa League spaces. Berlin comes into this fixture having won last time out. That victory came against Augsburg. Javairo Dirosun and Krzysztof Piatek got the goals on that occasion.
Dortmund holds the advantage in the overall record having won on 13 occasions in the past. They have also won three of the past five and have not lost against Hertha at home since 2013. Gamblers will be placing their bets on Dortmund.
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