Bundesliga Predictions: 1.FSV Mainz and Werder Bremen Meet in a Crucial Encounter

Mainz Werder Bremen

Welcome back to Last Word On Football’s Bundesliga previews and predictions. We have reached the penultimate round of games. With the title now decided, the fight for European football and Bundesliga survival takes centre stage. 1.FSV Mainz and Werder Bremen meet in a vital game in the relegation battle.

Fellow strugglers Fortuna Dusseldorf and FC Augsburg also face off in a weekend where the relegation battle could reach its conclusion.

Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach continue to battle for that final Champions League spot. Leverkusen travel to Hertha Berlin, Gladbach travel to already relegated SC Paderborn.

There is also a tasty clash between second and third as RB Leipzig take on Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga Predictions

1.FSV Mainz and Werder Bremen Meet in a Crucial Encounter

Werder Bremen travel to Mainz knowing they must win to keep their survival hopes alive. They currently trail Mainz by six points with two games to go. However, Mainz’s poor goal difference still makes Achim Beierlorzer’s side vulnerable and therefore, catchable for Bremen.

Mainz are fresh off a sensational win at Signal Iduna Park and victory this weekend will secure their Bundesliga status. They were outstanding at Dortmund but are struggling to find their feet at home. Mainz have won just four of their seventeen home games and while they hold a huge advantage over Bremen, they will have to find some form at home.

Bremen have done their best week away from home in recent weeks. Florian Kohfeldt’s side are hunting a fourth consecutive away win. The likes of Milot Raschia, Davy Klaassen and Yuya Osako will have to put in another sensational display.

If Bremen fail to win and Fortuna Dusseldorf beat FC Augsburg, then Bremen’s time in Bundesliga will come to an end. Mainz theoretically know a point is enough to ensure survival but will target three as they look to build on their stunning midweek win.

This is a game with plenty at stake for both sides.

FC Augsburg Need Just One Point to Ensure Bundesliga Survival

FC Augsburg head to Fortuna Dusseldorf knowing if they avoid defeat, they will remain a Bundesliga side. Heiko Herrlich’s team have stuttered towards the safety but know they can put Dusseldorf in real trouble with a positive result.

This is simply must-win for Uwe Rosler’s side if they are to avoid relegation and the potential play-off tie. They head into this weekend five points adrift of Mainz and win is imperative for their chances of staying up.

Dusseldorf should have some confidence having fought back from two goals down to take a point at RB Leipzig on Wednesday evening. With Dusseldorf’s main rivals Bremen facing a relegation rival, Uwe Rosler knows his side can exploit FC Augsburg’s inconsistencies.

Whatever happens, it is going to be a nervy weekend with four of the bottom six facing each other.

LWOF’s Bundesliga Predictions

Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg

Bayern Munich can enjoy their final two matches with the league secured. Hansi Flick’s team have won their last eleven league games. Freiburg know they must win to maintain their hopes of securing Europa League football. Christian Streich’s team are in good form collecting seven points from their last three games.

Bayern Munich 2-0 SC Freiburg

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs FC Augsburg

A must-win game for the home side. Dusseldorf’s form is disappointing though having not won in their last four. FC Augsburg have been inconsistent since Heiko Herrlich arrived. They have won just twice in Herrlich’s seven matches in charge.

Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-1 FC Augsburg

Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen

Hertha have lost their last three games having collected ten points from Bruno Labbadia’s first four matches. Leverkusen are clicking into gear and will be boosted by a vital win in the Rhineland derby against Koln.

Hertha Berlin 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin

Two sides fresh off victories meet. Hoffenheim collected an excellent win against FC Augsburg and know two more wins will secure Europa League football. Union Berlin are finishing on a high having won their last two games.

Hoffenheim 2-0 Union Berlin

Koln vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Koln are stuttering towards Bundesliga survival. Markus Gisdol’s side are winless since the Bundesliga season resumed. A point ensures survival for Koln. Eintracht Frankfurt must win to maintain their faint hopes of finishing in the Europa League places. They are fresh off four wins in their last five matches.

Koln 1-3 Eintracht Frankfurt

Mainz vs Werder Bremen

A must-win for Werder Bremen. The visitors have won their last three away games and need another to keep their survival fight alive. Mainz are not safe either and a point ensures their Bundesliga safety. They are fresh off a win at Borussia Dortmund

Mainz 0-2 Werder Bremen

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund

The battle for second place could reach its conclusion. RB Leipzig are unbeaten in thirteen matches. However, they must win to keep their hopes of finishing second alive. Lucien Favre will demand a response from his side after their poor display against Mainz

RB Leipzig 2-2 Borussia Dortmund

Schalke vs Wolfsburg

Schalke’s form is rotten to the core. David Wagner’s side are winless fourteen games and a win is proving elusive. Wolfsburg must win their final two games to ensure a Europa League place for next season. They are winless in two.

Schalke 0-1 Wolfsburg

SC Paderborn vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Already relegated Paderborn could throw a cat amongst the pigeons if they beat Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the Bundesliga’s bottom side are winless in thirteen matches. Despite this, manager Steffen Baumgart will want them to finish on a high. Gladbach must win to keep their Champions League hopes alive. They are fresh off a terrific win against Wolfsburg

SC Paderborn 1-4 Borussia Monchengladbach

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