Without much of the competitive motive, but also without much of problems, Salzburg managed to get their 2:1 victory away from home against Sturm last weekend.
Their title has been sealed for some time now, with the team only remaining this one last match in order to say goodbye to their fans for now, preferably in the best possible way.
Defender Pongracic (14/0) is injured, same as defender Onguene (12/2), midfielder Diarra (10/0) and some less notable ones for this season. Midfielder Junuzovic (21/4) is suspended for this one.
St Polten had a decent season however European exit isn’t realistic anymore for them as the team entered the worst possible form towards the end.
Tipsarevic play against Dimitrov in the 1st round match at the French Open. I’ll just go with stats on this one as I don’t see the essence of the long preview. Tipsarevic leads the h2h 5:2 , only 1 match played on clay and Dimitrov won 7:6 ,6:1.
Dimitrov has played 10 matches on clay court this year. 7 of these 10 had gone above 9 games in the 1st set. Tipsarevic has played 7 matches on clay this year. 5 of these 7 matches had gone above 9 games in the 1st set.
It is a derby between the rich and the poor. The title contender against the side nobody believed in. Most importantly, it is a derby. The stadiums are only 15 minutes apart in the city of Gothenburg and the mind games have started since long time ago.
Goteborg might be the most hyped team at this point in time, which is mainly due to their youthful team but also the fact that the original prediction was that Goteborg would be a strong relegation candidate due to their lack of money and experience. Things really changed upon the arrival of striker Lasse Vibe – a legendary hero for the club. He might not have been the best performer on the pitch but provides valuable energy for all the young players.
After three consecutive draws against decent opponents, players of Amiens lost 2:0 away from home to Monaco last weekend.
They, however, were pretty competitive and had their own chances as well as the ball possession, but the goals never came. The side now needs a victory to stay above the red zone and not to care about the other outcomes, surely their only target ahead of this clash.
Guingamp started very well against Nimes at home, but even the double lead didn’t help them to get the three-pointer. In the end, the clash ended as a 2:2 draw with the guests leveling up in the second part with the hosts missing few really good chances.
Stuttgart comes from a goalless game away to Schalke, but the truth is that they were better and deserved more out of that clash.
The side obviously upped the form in the recent weeks and should be ready for the biggest challenge this season, since they couldn’t reach completely safe zone staying behind Augsburg with four points less.
Union Berlin had a great chance to win the direct promotion, as the side needed a three-pointer away to Bochum thanks to Paderborn’s loss, but couldn’t deliver it in the end.
They stood behind with two goals, were playing with a man more in the last twenty minutes, but weren’t able to make that extra push in the last moments and the game ended 2:2. This way they remained on the third position, with weaker goal difference in comparison to Paderborn and a point more than fourth Hamburger SV.
Verona completely overrun Perugia during the extra-time in a 4:1 victory at home to clinch the clash against Pescara now.
The team came from a 2:1 win over Foggia in the last round of regular part, which was their first victory after eight rounds, surely turning around the momentum in their favor now.
Pescara finished the regular part of Serie B with a 2:0 win over Salernitana at home. Goals came in the last fifteen minutes of the match but were fully deserved against a totally passive side.
It came after five consecutive games with no win, as they also had just one more win in the last ten rounds.
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.