VfL Wolfsburg - Bor. M'Gladbach
Typical match for this Round - relegation candidate against european hopes. The home side need Points according to their situation at the bottom of the table - with 2 Points above Place 16. they can fall down if they are not able to get Points, although they play Hamburg in the last match and this can maybe the real decider for Place 16. To be honest Wolfsburg can not be relegated directly because Ingolstadt must win both for this and it is almost impossible.
Gladbach has still the chance for an European Spot but have to win both last encounters and need some help from other teams as well to climb up in the last 2 Rounds. Gladbach never won in Wolfsburg for the last 13 years !!!
Both miss some players: VfL with Bruma and Gebhardt two important once while Goldbach has Jantschke and Wendt as important out and have Raffael, Johnson, Christensen and Hazard doubtful.
FSV Mainz 05 - Eintracht Frankfurt
This is the next match with the same sign as mentioned above. And this is a big derby as well. FSV in trouble need every Point to stay away from relegation trouble but this opponent is very hard to play, of course. The good thing is that Frankfurt has never won in Mainz in 8 attempts (4-4-0) so far.
I do not think that Frankfurt is huge motivated here although the fans should be not very pleased according to the big derby as they do not like each other. The main focus for Frankfurt is the Cup Final in 2 weeks against Dortmund and they have less chances for a European Spot therefore they save energy for the big match they have ahead.
Bayer Leverkusen - 1.FC Köln
Same as above. Also a big derby who is called "Rhein-Derby" Leverkusen in trouble and in a situation that no player from their squad had in the last years, therefore they do not know how to handle this. Also the Coach Korkut is nothing special and he is only talking but the player on the pitch did not understand his tactical advices and system as well. If they manage a win or at least a Point it could be enough that they are safe.
For Cologne it is a must win game if they want to stay in the race for an European Spot because all their rivals are on fire and they must be there if some of them fail. They have the best position form all contenders with only 1 Point behind Hertha BSC who stands on Place 6. They are in form right now and this is the first time since 21 years that they let Leverkusen behind them in table. What a boost for them additional for this important game.
FC Augsburg - Borussia Dortmund
Same scenario as mentioned in all the games above already. Augsburg in trouble, they may could have been safe already if they got not the late equalizer in Gladbach. Nevertheless they have to take the focus on the last two matches against Dortmund and Hoffenheim which both fight for the important place 3. If they lose both it can be that they fall down to Place 16 because with only 2 Points advantage now it can be hard above all with this opponents.
Dortmund only must win 2 matches for a 3rd Place who is very important for them because they have to play no qualification matches for CL then. Also they have the Cup Final in hand to manage a title this Season as well. From the last 12 matches, Dortmund lost only 1 to FCA .....
FC Schalke 04 - Hamburger SV
Schalke disappointed a lot this Season and failed in all competitions. This makes it not much easier for Coach Weinzierl and his Coaching team. This is the last match in their Arena this Season and they want to celebrate with the fans, therefore they have to invest all they have in tank to get a well atmosphere in the last home game. Must win otherwise Weinzierl is fired after the Season.
Oh Hamburg, oh Hamburg .... every Season the same ... they are horrible and they are coming to end up on Place 16 as in 3 times of the last 4 Seasons. Sooner or later they have not the luck in the 2 relegation battles and they must go down .... nothing has changed their, every Season they talking and investing a lot but fail and fail again. They are absolutely out of form right now and no know put a cent on them according to their weakness. If HSV lose they have the pressure for the last home game to Wolfsburg and this battle decides all then.
RB Leipzig - Bayern Munich
Both giants play each other but both are already safe on their Positions. RB as newcomer played the best Season ever and they coming in on Place 2 this Season what is an incredible success for them. Bayern won the title the 5th time what is a new record for Bundesliga. Both playing for nothing - but the match is hot.
SV Darmstadt 98 - Hertha BSC Berlin
SVD already relegated after the unlucky lose in Munich last weekend playing only for their fans. They are trying to build up a new team for next Season in 2.Bundesliga while Hertha BSC has a lot to lose again. They are in the race for an European Spot, has still a good Position but if they lose the 9. time on the road again they will be overcome from some teams behind. This is a must win game for them, nothing more, nothing less. A lot of missing players on Hertha side makes it not much easier for Coach Dardai but he has to handle this situation and push his team. Now or never !!!
Werder Bremen - 1899 Hoffenheim
After a disappointing start, Bremen has a good run and they are still in the race for an European Spot but they have to win this encounter otherwise it could be done for this Season. With losing only 1 form 18 matches against Hoffenheim they have a good argument on their side and they can believe in their strength above all at home they are running from win to win recently.
1899 coming to Bremen with a unlucky lose against Dortmund who was decided by the referee. Nevertheless they have to look forward and hope that Dortmund fail in one of the last 2 matches but in this case they have to win both. Therefore full focus on the last matches to get the important 3rd Place back. If not, they played an incredible Season anyway and the young team is working and playing excellent.
Both teams producing a lot of goals, this may can be a high goal scoring game.
SC Freiburg - FC Ingolstadt 04
European vs. Relegation. Newcomer Freiburg is playing one of their best Seasons in 1.Bundesliga and Coach Stretch can be very proud of his young team and how they handle this Season. They are in the best Position according to European Places and with a win they can do the job almost ..... it is a must because the last game in Munich is a tricky one and it can be that they lose there. So all power in this game against a candidate who is in a must win situation as well. In this case Ingolstadt can not sit back an wait, they have to push from beginning on and hope to get the win. If they do not win, it is almost the end for them and they are relegated 1 Round before the Season ends.
This match can be very open because both teams must push !!!