The Bundesliga title race continues this weekend, with both RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich having testing fixtures. The Bavarian club currently has the advantage by three points, which means Leipzig can ill-afford any more slip-ups.
Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig
The chasers Leipzig play first this coming weekend as they travel to Wolfsburg. They were handed a slight set-back in their title hopes after drawing 1-1 last time out with Bayer Leverkusen. That slip-up means that they are now three points behind Bayern Munich. Leon Bailey struck first in that fixture to give Bayer the lead before Patrik Schick levelled the scores three minutes later.
Leverkusen dominated the possession throughout the game, which made it a frustrating afternoon for Leipzig. Over their last five games, Leipzig have only won on two occasions. They have only lost three games all season, but the number of games that they are drawing is becoming a problem for their title challenge. Their lead over Dortmund has also been cut to one-point, which means if they don’t win this fixture, then they could drop a place in the league standings.
Wolfsburg still have European hopes of their own this season, and they come into this fixture in decent form. They haven’t lost in their last five, and have won three times over that period. A win for the hosts could potentially lift them up a place in the league standings. However, they will go into the fixture with Leipzig having drawn their last game in the Bundesliga against Union Berlin.
Yannick Gerhardt and Wout Weghorst scored to pull Wolfsburg level on two occasions. They would have been disappointed that they recorded 61% of the possession, but only managed three shots on target. They will have to be much more clinical when they get their chances against Leipzig. The prognosis for this match would be a draw.
Bayern Munich vs Augsburg
The current league-leaders will be looking to extend their lead when they welcome Augsburg to Bavaria on Sunday afternoon. Bayern have been in good form over the past five games, as they have won four times. They have only lost four times all season, and have scored the most goals in the league.
Bayern will come into the game in the best possible form, having won their last outing 6-0 against Hoffenheim. Philippe Coutinho scored a brace in that victory, while there were also goals for Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Joshua Zirkzee and Leon Goretzka. They can almost smell the league title at present, and this could be another dominant outing for the league-leaders against a side that are 13th in the league table.
Augsburg may be looking nervously over their shoulder at present, as they are just six points ahead of the relegation spots. Their form over the past five games has deteriorated as they have won just once during that run. They have lost on three occasions, which also includes their defeat last time out against Borussia Monchengladbach. Ramy Bensebaini and a brace for Lars Stindl did the damage for the visiting side as they claimed a 3-2 win.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw the last time that the two sides met. Alfreo Finnbogason scored in the last second to salvage a draw for Augsburg on that occasion, while Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry had put Bayern in control. A draw would be an extremely unlikely outcome as the two sides meet in Munich, our pick would certainly be for the home side, as they press home their advantage in the title race.