We have reached the final Matchday of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season with relegation and qualification for the UEFA Europa Conference League, the only two items undecided. The last day can throw up some wild results, so be careful about who you back and make sure they’re teams who have something left to play for.
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FC Union Berlin occupies 7th by a point and face RB Leipzig in their final game. A win would guarantee them European football and irk their city rivals Hertha Berlin, who started the season as one of the favorites to finish in the Top 6.
Borussia Mönchengladbach dropped down to 8th after their 2-1 loss to VfB Stuttgart. This weekend they travel to the Weserstadion to face a desperate Werder Bremen side who are hanging onto their Bundesliga status after losing 2-0 to fellow relegation strugglers FC Augsburg.
Despite Ruben Vargas being sent off after 13 minutes for violent conduct, Werder couldn’t make the most of their man advantage, and Christian Groß joined him in the locker rooms after picking up two yellow cards on either side of halftime. This defeat means they have picked up just 1 point from their last nine games. The Board finally lost patience with Florian Kohfeldt – who started every one of those games with a different formation – relieving him of his duties on Sunday.
Werder currently occupies 16th, which is the Relegation Playoff spot and where they finished last season. They stayed up on away goals after drawing 2-2 with FC Heidenheim. The reigns have been handed to Thomas Schaaf, who will need to inspire them to a win to give them the best chance of staying up.
Stuttgart sits in 9th and will need 3 points and results to go their way to qualify for the Europa Conference League. They welcome relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld to the Mercedes Benz Arena, who needs a win to guarantee survival.
A win for SC Freiburg, defeat for Union, and failure to win by Gladbach and Stuttgart will bring European football to the Schwarzwald-Stadion. They face Eintracht Frankfurt, who have blown their chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Adi Hütter’s side put in a disgraceful performance against FC Schalke 04 and deservedly lost 4-3. It’s hard to believe this was the same side that beat Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and VfL Wolfsburg over the last few months.
FC Köln welcomes Schalke to the RheinEnergieStadion and needs a win to give themselves any chance of staying up. Schalke would seem like the best opponent to face, but they will be full of confidence after beating Frankfurt. I’m confident Die Knappen will turn up for this game and try to drag The Billy Goats down to the 2.Bundesliga with them.
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI EQUALS GERD MÜLLER’S 40 GOAL RECORD
Robert Lewandowski will be remembered throughout the ages for this achievement. He has matched Gerd Müller’s 49-year record in five games less and has one match left to beat it. We will always be left wondering how many more would he have scored if he didn’t pick up that knee injury.
Let’s take a look at the 2020-21 Bundesliga Matchday 34 Betting Lines.
BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAY 34 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- I like Gladbach’s Money Line at +160. Marco Rose is leaving for Dortmund in the summer, and he will want to give them European football as a parting gift.
- Jump on Schalke or the Draw at +215. They will play with freedom whilst I think the pressure will get to FC Köln.
- Stuttgart and Bielefeld are both defensive sides. The Draw at +265 and Under 2.5 Goals at +155 are likely outcomes.
- I think Bayern will round of the season with a convincing win and clean sheet. Parlay Both Teams To Score NO, Bayern Money Line, and Over 2.5 Goals at +255
WHERE TO BET THE BUNDESLIGA IN THE US
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