The Bundesliga is back in action this weekend, and again there are some tasty fixtures for viewers around the world to take in, and they will, of course, impact both ends of the division. With eight games taking place over the next few days, we have the lowdown on all the matches which matter.
Hertha vs Augsburg
There isn’t much for either team to play for in this fixture except pride. And, the opportunity to build on some recent good form. Hertha have won two out their last three, drawing last time out against RB Leipzig. As the home side, they will fancy their chances against Augsburg, even though the visitors are unbeaten have taken four points from their last six.
Mainz vs Hoffenheim
Unlike the Hertha vs Augsburg clash, this Bundesliga match is potentially significant for both outfits. Mainz, the home side, are keeping their heads above water in fifteenth. Hoffenheim are three points off the top six, and they should come away with the points. But Mainz showed they’re up for the fight last time out against Union Berlin.
Schalke vs Bremen
Schalke are on a terrible run of form, and pressure is mounting on head coach David Wagner. Luckily for them, they play Bremen at home this weekend, who are second-bottom in the division. Since the Bundesliga returned Schalke have lost three out of three, and Bremen have won and drawn in their last two outings. So, they could pile on the misery for Wagner and co.
Wolfsburg vs Frankfurt
The game between Wolfsburg and Frankfurt is another that is significant for both outfits. Wolfsburg, as mentioned above, are in sixth. And, while it’s unlikely they will be able to push on to climb into fifth, their focus is on holding onto their current position. While, at the other end of the table, Frankfurt is another team still battling to preserve their Bundesliga status. On current form, you’d fancy a home win.
Bayern vs Dusseldorf
Bayern vs Dusseldorf is yet another fixture which matters at both ends of the table. But, even though Dusseldorf are unbeaten in three, winning last time out; they should be no match for Bayern. So, it could make things interesting at the wrong end of the division, with Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga relegation spot.
Monchengladbach vs Union Berlin
Monchengladbach’s home fixture against Union Berlin is effectively a must-win if they want to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive. They are two points adrift of RB Leipzig and will need to keep the pressure on those above in case they slip up. As Union Berlin are thirteenth and look safe, Monchengladbach could take all three points.
Paderborn vs Dortmund
Dortmund lost last time out against Bayern in a close-run affair, and they must get back to winning ways to fend off the likes of Leverkusen and Leipzig who are pushing for second. Thankfully, they are facing Paderborn who are bottom of the division. They won’t roll over, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to get three points on the board.
FC Koln vs RB Leipzig
FC Koln and RB Leipzig do battle on Monday evening, and the latter will know what those above them have done. They’re in the hunt for Champions League qualification and currently occupy 4th. Koln haven’t won since their return to action and as they are firmly rooted in midtable, giving Leipzig the chance to cement their place in the top four of the German top-flight.
The English Premier League
And, the great news is the Bundesliga will soon be joined by the Premier League, with action set to restart on the 17th June 2020. Aston Villa will play host to Sheffield United, and Manchester City will take on Arsenal. They’re the two outstanding fixtures which will bring everyone level on games played in the division.