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Bundesliga Matchday 34: Preview, Odds & Picks: Werder Bremen & Fortuna Dusseldorf locked in relegation battle

  • On Saturday, it’s the final round of games in the 2019/20 German Bundesliga
  • Bayern are already champions but still things to be decided at either end of the table
  • Below is a list of the odds for all nine games, previews of three and some best bets

 


It’s week 34, the final matchday of the German Bundesliga season, and there’s still a Champions League place up for grabs and an automatic relegation spot to be avoided. All matches kick-off simultaneously on Saturday, June 27 at 9:30 am ET.

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German Bundesliga Matchday 34 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
VfL Wolfsburg +½ (+100) +275 Un 3½ (-111)
Bayern Munich -½ (-135) -133 Ov 3½ (-119)
Draw N/A +313 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Bayer Leverkusen -2 (+102) -400 Un 3½ (-106)
Mainz 05 +2 (-136) +797 Ov 3½ (-123)
Draw N/A +501 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Borussia Monchengladbach -1½ (-121) -312 Un 3½ (-113)
Hertha Berlin +1½ (-108) +643 Ov 3½ (-116)
Draw N/A +426 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Borussia Dortmund -½ (-140) -138 Un 3½ (-114)
1899 Hoffenheim  +½ (+106) +289 Ov 3½ (-114)
Draw N/A +317 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
SC Freiburg -½ (-129) -128 Un 3 (-119)
Schalke 04 +½ (-102) +289 Ov 3 (-112)
Draw N/A +284 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Werder Bremen -1 (-103) -163 Un 3¼ (-113)
FC Cologne +1 (+128) +355 Ov 3¼ (-116)
Draw N/A +317 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Union Berlin +½ (-117) +270 Un 2¾ (-114)
Fortuna Dusseldorf -½ (-112) -111 Ov 2¾ (-114)
Draw N/A +252 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Eintracht Frankfurt -1½ (-121) -294 Un 3¾ (-113)
SC Paderborn +1½ (-108) +592 Ov 3¾ (-116)
Draw N/A +434 N/A
Team Spread Moneyline Total
FC Augsburg +1½ (-121) +581 Un 3½ (-126)
RB Leipzig -1½ (-108) -270 Ov 3½ (-105)
Draw N/A +397 N/A

All odds taken June 24

Werder Bremen vs FC Cologne

It’s crunch time for Werder Bremen who know that only a win over Cologne will give them any hope of escaping automatic relegation. Even victory may not be enough but they have a job to do against Cologne in what’s bound to be a tense afternoon in the Weser Stadium. Florian Kohfeldt’s men will want to attack against the Billy Goats although they will also have one eye on any news filtering through from the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, where Union will be hosting Fortuna Dusseldorf. An away win for Fortuna and it’s game over for Bremen.

Bremen missed out in last week’s relegation six-pointer against Mainz but against Cologne, whose season is effectively over, they must surely rise to the occasion. Given what’s at stake here, my money simply has to be on the home win, even though it is odds on.

My Pick: Werder Bremen to win (-163)

Union Berlin vs Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna’s fate is in their own hands, at least as far as automatic relegation is concerned, although if they can manage to stay in 16th place they’ll still face a playoff against the team finishing third in 2.Bundesliga in order to preserve their top-flight status. But first things first, and to get to that stage they must match or better Werder Bremen’s result to guarantee 16th place.

They are not on a good run though, and have gone five games without a win at the worst possible time. In Fortuna’s favor, however, is that barring a Bremen win of four goals or more – which is highly unlikely – they only need a point in Berlin against a team whose season is all but over. Dusseldorf may have just enough left in the tank to squeeze a draw, but my money is on the occasion being too big for them and a win for a relaxed and spirited Union.

My Pick: Union Berlin to win (+270)

Borussia Dortmund vs 1899 Hoffenheim

BVB will be looking to sign off the season in style when they entertain Hoffenheim. Despite missing out on the title, Dortmund will again be in next season’s Champions League and look in good shape after beating RB Leipzig 2-0 last week. While the usual crackling atmosphere will be missing in a fan-less Signal-Iduna-Park, this still looks a big ask for Hoffenheim who have already exceeded expectations by earning a place in next season’s Champions League thanks to last weekend’s fine 4-0 win over Union Berlin.

Die Kraichgauer do still have the chance of finishing in the top six, which may be an incentive for them, but it’s hard to make a strong case for anything other than a home win. BVB will not be wanting to end the season with a whimper and so even at -138 there’s value here.

My Pick: Borussia Dortmund to win (-138)

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