We have 6 games left in the season with everything left to play for. The title and Top 4 race looked done and dusted last weekend, but Matchday 28 reignited them. At the bottom end of the table, one club has changed its manager in a desperate bid to stay up.
It has been a brilliant season, and I think we will see a few more twists and turns in the final Matchdays.
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IS THE TITLE RACE ALIVE AGAIN?
What a difference a week makes.
It looked like the title race was done and dusted when Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig last weekend to go 7 points clear. A positive COVID-19 test for Serge Gnabry followed by Kingsley Coman, Jérôme Boateng, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle, and Lucas Hernández joining Robert Lewandowski, Douglas Costa, and Corentin Tolisso on the injury list, and everything has changed.
Hansi Flick rang the changes against FC Union Berlin with their Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg against PSG taking priority. Youngsters Jamal Musiala, Josip Stanišić, and Tiago Dantas were all given starts alongside squad players Javi Martínez and Bouna Sarr.
Musiala putting them ahead on 68 minutes. The 18-year-old danced past Union’s defense to slot home, and Bayern have a real gem of a player on their hands. Die Roten looked good for the 3 points until poor defending at a throw-in allowed Robert Andrich to get in behind. He raced to the byline and picked out Marcus Ingvartsen, who made it 1-1.
Meanwhile, over at the Weserstadion, Leipzig cruised to a 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen. These results narrowed Bayern’s gap to 5 points, and it could be down 2 by the time they kick-off against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. Julian Nagelsmann’s side face TSG Hoffenheim at home on Friday night, and a win will crank the pressure up Flick’s side.
I still feel Bayern will be the ones lifting the Meisterschale on May 22nd. If you disagree, Sports Books are offering Leipzig at +1600 to win the Bundesliga.
FC KÖLN PART WAYS WITH MARKUS GISDOL
In the lead, up to FC Köln’s relegation, 6 pointer against Mainz 05 general manager Horst Heldt said that Markus Gisdol would be relieved if they lost. It was a cracking game, and it looked like the points would be shared. In the 91st minute, Philipp Mwene picked out Leandro Barreiro, who slotted into the bottom corner and broke The Billy Goats hearts.
Heldt stuck to his word, and hours after the game, the club announced that Gisdol had been let go. Köln are 3 points from safety with 6 games left, and they will be hoping a change in manager can steer them to safety.
Let’s take a look at the 2020-21 Bundesliga Matchday 29 Betting Lines.
BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAY 29 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- I am shocked to see Eintracht Frankfurt Money Line at +163. They have beaten Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, and Wolfsburg in 2021, and Borussia Mönchengladbach have been very poor recently. Jump on this line now before it shortens.
- Back Leipzig Halftime/Fulltime at +100. They took Werder Bremen apart last weekend, and they will do the same against Hoffenheim to turn the pressure up on Bayern.
- I like SC Freiburg -1.5 Goals at +170. Despite their win last weekend, FC Schalke 04 are still one of the worst sides in Europe, and Freiburg have won 2-0 and 4-0 in their last two meetings.
- Werder Bremen or the Draw at +210 is great value. Dortmund were lucky to beat VfB Stuttgart last weekend with individual brilliance from teenagers Gio Reyna, Jude Bellingham, and Ansgar Knauff getting them through.
WHERE TO BET THE BUNDESLIGA IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.