Bochum comes from a goalless draw away from home against St. Pauli last weekend. The game itself wasn’t very interesting with the teams really sharing the ball possession and number of chances created.
The side has one defeat in the last five rounds, deserving their position in the middle of the table.
Union Berlin got the much needed 3:0 win at home over Magdeburg last weekend, as the side now stands just a point below the second and direct promotion placed Paderborn.
Only a victory suits them, as the team needs a three-pointer here in order to keep the chances and rely on the Paderborn’s game during the time.
Celta couldn’t do more in a 3:1 defeat away to Athletic Bilbao last weekend, after four consecutive matches with no loss.
They might have been bit better than what the result says, however, there’s no room for any kind of disappointment as the side still keeps the destiny in their own hands and do look really well recently at home.
After their victory over Real Madrid which kept the chances for them to find salvation, players of Vallecano disappointed in the next round(s) and are now officially relegated to Segunda.
Braga made a run of three consecutive defeats in Primeira, but no one will be very disappointed with such development since the team is secure on their fourth position for a long time and can’t do anything about it.
Europa League is a sure thing for them, while the game comes as a last chance to bring some joy to their fans here.
Thanks to a 3:2 victory at home over Maritimo and development of other results, players of Portimonense managed to seal the salvation before the last round of Primeira.
However, the game wasn’t that easy for them, with the guests using their chances very well and having the lead twice in the first halftime.
It was surely wise to lower down the form a bit once they understood they can’t reach the direct promotion, as Leeds looking much better in the first game away to Derby in a 1:0 victory.
They limited the opponent to very few real chances, deserving this win fully now. The job won’t be easy, but once the opponent opens up, the victory can easily be even with a bigger margin.
Derby County is now having a really difficult task, but somehow it was expected as they were a side to clinch the playoff position last and surely did lost a lot of energy recently.
St Gilloise comes from a very interesting game and a 3:3 draw at home against Mouscron, even though they had the double lead in the last first thirty minutes. The side now has four points less than Kortrijk and this game comes as the last chance for them.
Kortrijk comes from impressive performance away from home in a 5:0 victory against Waregem. However, must be said that their hosts stood playing with a man less since the tenth minute and it was extremely easy for anyway in-form Kortrijk to dominate in this one.
Ingolstadt managed to find their best possible form when it was needed the most. The side comes from a 3:0 victory over promotion battling HSV on the road and are looking more of a promotional material side than few others.
Anyhow, they now have three victories and a win is a priority for this one as well.
Darmstadt is in a fine form now also, just in time to avoid any kind of relegation battle problems. Thanks to three victories in the last four rounds, the side is at the tenth position and can’t be pulled down into the relegation problems again.
After four consecutive victories in Bundesliga and a Champions League spot secured, RB Leipzig had a 3:3 draw away to Mainz last weekend.
It was a wide-open game from the first minute, as the guests had the double, however, also lowered down the tempo in the second half in quite an equal game. The side is third on the table without much chances to move to the second place.
Bayern Munich isn’t playing the best football of the season, however luckily for them, neither their closest followers from Dortmund do.
St Etienne now comes from the fourth consecutive victory, as the side has won over Monaco away from home 3:2. They were early back in the scoreline but have completely reverted the game in their favor in the second half.
The side continues to impress in attack as they now have just a point less than Champions League placed Lyon.
Montpellier was quite a favorite in front of own fans against Amiens, and have looked a bit better but still back in the scoreline and couldn’t revert the game completely in a 1:1 game.
In the last round of Denmark’s 1st Division Viborg will host Fredericia.
Viborg is doing good job for promotion, they are 2nd currently and will play in promotion play-offs if finish second in the end. There are 4 matches to go and they have 4 points less from Silkeborg which will promote directly to Superliga. Viborg made their first home win after unlucky run of 1 defeat and 3 straight draws, at home ground they have 6 wins, 6 draws and 2 loses this season.
Fredericia is 5th on table with 43 points, 5 points less than promotion play-offs zone. They have won only 2 of their last 6 league matches (1 draw and 3 loses). Fredericia need at least 3 more wins in next 4 matches for promotion play-offs and they showed some will for that in their last 2 wins when both times opposite teams got red card, they obviously have that formula for making opponent players angry..
My match for today comes from Norway, between Ham Kam and Sogndal. After 5 rounds, the home team has won 1 match, drawn in 1, and lost in 3, and currently sits in the 12th position of the table. Ham-Kam recently lost to Sandness at home in a 2-3 score line.
After 5 rounds, the guests have won 1 match, drawn in 1, and lost in 3, and currently sits in the 13th position of the league table. They managed a 5:0 win in the Norwegian Cup against Stryn, but got a 1:3 beating from Aalesund, although this was expected as Aalesund is placed first in the table.