The Tale of the Two Borussia Teams Reaches its Climax on SundayPublished May 31, 2020 by Florin P
Dortmund and M’Gladbach try to keep their faint hopes alive with victories on Sunday, while top 2 Bundesliga play vital promotion matches.
Bayern won a major victory last weekend by defeating Dortmund, while also seeing M’Gladbach lose at home. The two Borussia teams try to make amends on Sunday, when they play in the only two matches scheduled in the German Bundesliga for this day. In the second division, the main favorites to promote are involved in high profile matches that can determine the team to advance to the top flight.
Fading M’Gladbach Plays Key Game on Sunday
M’Gladbach’s home defeat to Leverkusen was followed by a scoreless draw on the road against Werder Bremen. Another draw at home would be unacceptable, for a team that hopes to play in the Champions League next season. The hosts have lost any chance of winning the trophy, but they can finish on the podium if they win a few games in a row. Victory over Union Berlin is within reach, as reflected by the odds of 1/2 offered by bet365 Sports for the match scheduled to start at 2:30 PM UK time.
Dortmund Faces Lowly Paderborn on the Road
The narrow margin defeat to the reigning champions has virtually crushed Dortmund’s chances of winning the trophy. They are still within reach, but have only theoretical chances of overtaking their archrivals. The runners-up can make an important step into the right direction by defeating Paderborn on Sunday afternoon. At 5 PM UK time, they play on the road, but there will be no fans cheering for the home side. Under these circumstances, the odds of 7/20 on Dortmund to prevail are justified.
The Race for Promotion Heats up in the 2 Bundesliga
Bielefeld leads the German second division, but three other teams are in the race for promotion. They all play on Sunday afternoon in matches they need to win to retain their chances of joining the Bundesliga. Hamburg play first against Wehen, a team that is currently beneath the relegation line. Punters will get odds of 1/2 on Hamburg to prevail if they place their bets at 888 Sport and 5/1 on the visitors.
Heidenheim sit in the fourth place, but they are within striking distance of the podium. They will aim for another narrow margin victory at home, this time against Aue, a team notorious for its poor backline. The hosts are priced at even odds by 888 Sport, whereas the visitors enjoy the 3/1. Stuttgart will play on the road against Dresden, the team in the last place and without a raucous crowd to worry about, the visitors should confirm their favorite status.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, May 27 at 10 am UK time.