Bayern has all but secured the Bundesliga title following a midweek which saw the Bavarians beat Borussia Dortmund and all other chasers drop points. The fight for European places remains fierce.
Dortmund now must shift focus from a title fight that isn’t quite over to building upon its four-point advantage on fifth. They can still push towards the title if Bayern makes any slip-ups on the way. RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach sit behind in third and fourth, the latter ahead of Bayer Leverkusen on goal difference of two.
Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt
30th May, 8.30 am
Wolfsburg certainly caught the eye as they eased past an in-form Bayer Leverkusen side on Tuesday night. Bayern Munich’s 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund earlier in the day took away the attention from both the performance and the result but it was a very impressive showing.
Their results from February forward have helped to put them in a great position when it comes to ending up with a top-six finish. Wolfsburg’s defeat to Dortmund being the only time they have failed to pick up points since an unlikely home defeat to Hertha Berlin in January.
The Wolfsburg captain, Maximilian Arnold, has been a key part of this side in all areas netting five goals and assisting a further eleven across all competitions. Arnold’s performances across their last five outings suggest that he could have perhaps had more.
Two shots per game have been his average across the course of the season and a threat at direct and indirect set-pieces has proven problematic for defenses. Crucially, two of his four goals have been the decisive one in the outcome of a game.
This is a game where it’s worth backing the home team for success. We’ve seen more from them than we have from Frankfurt since the break and the fact they are now two points above the relegation places highlights their current problems. The loss of their influential attacking duo last summer has hit them hard. Get Wolfsburg at (-105) with Canplay.
Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
30th May, 11.30 a.m.
Bayern Munich is closing in on yet another Bundesliga title. A major victory over Borussia Dortmund has put them in the driving seat in the race for the top spot. Joshua Kimmich’s goal carried far more importance than the simple three points that it provided.
This game is fairly likely to go towards Bayern. They could perhaps count themselves lucky that Dortmund didn’t take advantage of one of the many first-half chances that they created. We’ve already seen Bayern hit six goals past teams on multiple occasions this season and this game could be another one that hits that category.
Robert Lewandowski’s anytime goalscorer odds stand at (-500), while Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Ivan Perisic are all floating around the (+100) money mark. You have to go to (-3) on the handicap to get Bayern at positive odds. The same can be said for over 4.5 goals, which indicates that Bayern are going to hit the net numerous times. We recommend the safer option of taking Bayern at (-2) at (-150) at Canplay.
Paderborn vs Borussia Dortmund
31st May, 11 a.m.
Borussia Dortmund visit bottom side Paderborn on Sunday with uncertainty surrounding the future of Lucien Favre after a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich left their Bundesliga title dreams in tatters. Now Dortmund has to hope the reigning champions have some unlikely results before the end of the season.
Dortmund may also have to make do without Erling Braut Haaland. The teenage sensation was injured against Bayern, reportedly in an accidental collision with the referee. Dortmund will need Jadon Sancho to be back at his best on Sunday, with Haaland’s injury leaving them without a recognized striker. Sancho is yet to start a game since the restart after his own problems with fitness but has featured as a substitute in all three matches.
Take Dortmund to win the game at (-300) at Canplay. They may be missing some of their threat in front of goal. However, their overall team should be strong enough to get them over the line against Paderborn.