Bundesliga Predictions: The Bottom Two Clash


Welcome back to Last Word On Football’s Bundesliga previews and predictions. We have reached the 31st round of games in the Bundesliga. The bottom two clash as SC Paderborn host Werder Bremen in a neither side dare not lose clash.

Leaders Bayern Munich welcome Borussia Monchengladbach to the Allianz Arena, Borussia Dortmund head to Fortuna Dusseldorf. Elsewhere, Manager-less Hoffenheim host RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen travel to Schalke.

Bundesliga Predictions

The Bottom Two Meet as Paderborn Welcome Werder Bremen

The basement two in the Bundesliga meet as Paderborn host Werder Bremen knowing anything but a win could see their short stay in the Bundesliga come to an end.

Paderborn sit bottom of the table five points adrift of nearest rivals Bremen. Steffen Baumgart’s side could be relegated this weekend if they lose to Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf beat Borussia Dortmund. Paderborn desperately need a win to keep their hopes alive but are winless in eleven Bundesliga games.

It is simply must-win for Werder Bremen as Florian Kohfeldt’s side target a third straight away win. However, they head into this crucial clash on the back of consecutive home defeats to Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. Bremen will be relying on their talisman Milot Rashica to help them to victory.

A Game With Repercussions At Both Ends Of The Table As Borussia Dortmund Take On Fortuna Dusseldorf

Borussia Dortmund travel to Dusseldorf knowing anything less than a win will end their faint title hopes. Lucien Favre’s side must win to keep the pressure on Bayern Munich. However, defeat to Dusseldorf and victory for Bayern Munich will hand Hansi Flick’s team the Bundesliga title.

Dortmund take on a Dusseldorf side who have lost just twice since Uwe Rosler took over as manager. Victory for them will take them another step closer to safety. In addition, they could also relegate Paderborn with a victory if the basement side lose to Werder Bremen.

Dortmund are in decent form winning four of their last five and winning their last two since losing the Klassiker. Victory will keep their title hopes alive for another week, but it will certainly ensure Dortmund’s Champions League place for next season.

A game of huge significance at both ends of the table with potential repercussions for the loser of the game.

LWOF’s Bundesliga Predictions

Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig

Matthias Kaltenbach takes temporary charge of Hoffenheim for the first time against RB Leipzig. He inherits a side unbeaten in their last four games. RB Leipzig are unbeaten in eleven matches. Should be a good game.

Hoffenheim 2-2 RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach

The Bavarian giants are just two wins away from the title. They have won their last nine games and will be out for revenge having lost the reverse fixture. Gladbach head into this match looking to respond to that disappointing loss to SC Freiburg

Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund

Dusseldorf have won just once in their last six games; Dortmund have won eight of their last nine.

Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Hertha Berlin vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Home side Hertha Berlin will be looking to respond following their first loss under Bruno Labbadia. Frankfurt have lost their last two games in league and cup.

Hertha Berlin 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Koln vs Union Berlin

Victory for home side Koln will all but secure their Bundesliga status. However, they are winless in five games. Opponents Union Berlin’s form is no better having lost four of their last six.

Koln 2-1 Union Berlin

Paderborn vs Werder Bremen

A game in which neither side dare not loses. Paderborn are winless in eleven games; Bremen have lost their last two but are seeking a third straight away win

Paderborn 1-2 Werder Bremen

Wolfsburg vs Freiburg

The Wolves are going well winning three of their last five. Freiburg are fresh off an excellent win against Borussia Monchengladbach and are seeking back to back wins for the first time since August.

Wolfsburg 1-0 Freiburg

Mainz vs FC Augsburg

The winner of this game surely will be dining at the Bundesliga table next season. Mainz and Augsburg are separated by two places and one point. Mainz are fresh off a terrific win at Eintracht Frankfurt; Augsburg have won just once in five games.

Mainz 2-1 FC Augsburg

Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen

Two sides in need of a win meet. Schalke are winless in eleven matches but at least stopped their losing run in their last game. Leverkusen have lost two of their last three and must win to maintain their push for a Champions League spot.

Schalke 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen

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