The 22nd round of fixtures in the Bundesliga takes place this weekend, and there is fascinating battles at both ends of the standings. The top three come into this round level on points, with Bayern Munich leading the way courtesy of their superior goal difference. Meanwhile, just two points separate 17th to 14th in the standings.
Mainz vs Borussia Monchengladbach
The action kicks off this weekend with Gladbach’s trip to Mainz on Friday night. Mainz has won three of their previous four, while Gladbach returned to winning ways last time out. However, we could see this being a good night for the hosts, as they close in on the top six.
Cologne vs Wolfsburg
Cologne has been in steady form over the past month or so, but their winning run was ended last time out. Wolfsburg can only dream of going on a winning run after losing three of their last four. It’s hard to make a case for the visitors based on their recent form in the Bundesliga.
Hertha Berlin vs Augsburg
Hertha Berlin were winners a few weeks back, but they were back to losing ways last time out. Augsburg has been slightly more consistent over their previous five matches, as they have picked up three wins. Therefore, we could see the visitors taking the points.
Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Fifth comes up against sixth in the Bundesliga this weekend, with just a point separating the sides. Both were able to pick up victories last weekend, and we could see the points being shared this weekend to keep their advantage in the top six a strong one.
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund could move to the top of the standings with a sixth straight victory this weekend. We fully expect them to achieve that target as Hoffenheim has lost each of their previous four matches in the Bundesliga.
Werder Bremen vs Bochum
Bochum has lost each of their previous two, but this could be a good time to come up against Werder Bremen, who have also lost back-to-back games in the Bundesliga. A chance will be taken on the hosts to claim victory to move out of the bottom three.
Schalke vs Stuttgart
Schalke has been held in each of their previous four matches in the Bundesliga. Meanwhile, Stuttgart registered just a fourth league win this term in their previous game. This is a golden opportunity for Schalke to pick up a rare victory in the league.
Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen has lost three of their previous four games in the Bundesliga and are dropping down the standings at an alarming rate. We like Freiburg’s chances of getting a home win this week to join the top three on 43 points.
Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin
The big game sees two of the top three clash this weekend. Union were held in their latest Bundesliga match, while Bayern were beaten. The fact that this comes after a huge Europa League match for Union means that the slight preference goes to an out-of-sorts Bayern.