33rd round of Bundesliga. In this post tips and review of Saturday matches, the penultimate game week.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN - HOFFENHEIM
Bayer lost in the previous round the direct clash against Borussia Monchengladbach and now their chances to reach the 3rd place are really diminished.
The 5 points gap seems to be too much with only 2 matches left to be played.
Anyway Bayer will try the recovery since Monchengladbach has 2 tough matches against Werder Bremen and Augsburg.
Hoffenheim has showed awful performances lately, losing 4 of the last 6 matches while Bayer has won all the last 5 home matches without conceding a goal.
Considering also that Hoffenheim will be without their best player, Roberto Firmino, we choose the "Aspirins" to win.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN: Leno, Hilbert, Jedvaj, Toprak, Wendell,
Calhanoglu, Rolfes, Brandt, Bellarabi, Son, Kießling.
HOFFENHEIM: Baumann, Toljan, Strobl, Bicakcic, Beck, Rudy, Schwegler, Polanski, Volland, Modeste, Szalai.
FREIBURG - BAYERN MUNCHEN
Freiburg is fighting to avoid relegation.
Bayern Munchen has collected 2 losses in a row against Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg and Guardiola, after the elimination from the Champions League, wants a concrete performance of his squad.
Freiburg hasn't won for the last 5 matches and has the worst home attack of the whole Bundesliga, while Bayern has the best away trend, having collected 36 points in 16 games.
Lewandowski wishes to win the goalscorers table and has already scored 10 goals to Freiburg in his career, his preferred "victim".
FREIBURG: Bürki, Mujdza, Krmas, Mitrovic, C. Günter,
Höfler, Darida, Schmid, Klaus, Petersen, Mehmedi.
BAYERN MUNCHEN: Neuer, Rafinha, J. Boateng, Benatia, Juan Bernat, B. Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Thiago, M. Götze, T. Müller, Lewandowski.
HERTHA BERLIN - EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
Hertha needs points to reach the safety and considering that opponent, Eintracht, occupies a middle table position, we expect a home win.
Moreover, Eintracht has the worst away trend in Bundesliga and has lost all the last 6 away matches played.
Hertha, after 3 losses in a row, is now only 3 points above relegation and considering their motivation to stay in Bundesliga, we choose home win which has really good odds.
HERTHA BERLIN: Kraft, Pekarik, S. Langkamp, Brooks,
Plattenhardt, Skjelbred, Lustenberger, Haraguchi, Stocker, N. Schulz, Kalou.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT: Trapp, Chandler, Zambrano, Madlung, Oczipka, Stendera, Hasebe, Aigner, Ignjovski, Valdez, Seferovic.
WOLFSBURG - BORUSSIA DORTMUND
An anticipation of the next DFB Pokal final scheduled in 2 weeks.
Wolfsburg has made a wonderful season and has already obtained the direct qualification for the next Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund needs points in order to reach the 6th place, which would mean Europa League in the next season.
Getting out the Volkswagen Arena with 3 points will not be easy: Hecking's team has been unbeaten for 21 home matches in a row.
Hard to predict 1X2, better choose BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE and OVER 2.5.
WOLFSBURG: Benaglio, Träsch, Naldo, Klose, Rodriguez,
Guilavogui, Arnold, D. Caligiuri, De Bruyne, Schürrle, Dost.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Langerak, Durm, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer, S. Bender, Gündogan, H. Mkhitaryan, Kagawa, Kampl, Aubameyang.