Exciting championship race
Currently, Dortmund is facing a great opportunity to win the Silver Disc this season. The yellow shirt team is 2 points ahead of rival Bayern and ranked first in the rankings. Because they are inferior to Bayern in goal difference (+39 compared to +53), a draw is not enough for them to be crowned, if at the same time Bayern wins. Therefore, they only need to win Mainz in the last round to turn Bayern into a former king without caring about the outcome of the match between the Gray Lobster and Cologne.
As for Bayern, they can only continue to be King in the Bundesliga if they win Cologne and Dortmund do not win Mainz. With the current psychological situation and performance of Bayern, those who love this club are not very optimistic. If won, Dortmund will raise the Bundesliga title to 6, ranked second after 31 titles of Bayern Munich.
The race to win tickets to the European Cup
Dortmund (70 points), Bayern (68) and Leipzig (63) definitely finish in the Top 3 and have the first 3 tickets to the Champions League next season. The remaining place will be a competition between Union Berlin (59 points) and Freiburg (59). In the final round, Union Berlin will meet a rather pleasant opponent, Werder Bremen, and Freiburg will have a headache before Frankfurt.
Frankfurt is ranked 8th with 47 points and the difference is +5 and the place for the Europa Conference League play-off round is held by Leverkusen with exactly 3 points but this club has a difference of +11. This round, Leverkusen only has to meet Bochum, which is a good opportunity for them to earn 1 more victory and secure the ticket above. Another reason why Leverkusen must win is because right behind them is Wolfsburg (49 points and difference is +10) just having to take on the relegated club Hertha Berlin. Therefore, winning Bochum will guarantee Leverkusen tickets to play in the European Cup without regard to other issues.
At the moment, Werder Bremen’s Niclas Fullkrug has 16 goals. He is 2 goals ahead of Serge Gnabry (Bayern), Vicenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Muani (Frankfurt) and Nkunku (Leipzig). Obviously, Fullkrug is having an advantage over other competitors in the race for the title of Bundesliga top scorer 2022/23.
In the final round, Fullkrug will probably increase his achievement when Bremen is a guest of Union Berlin, but Nkunku is also likely to have more goals when Leipzig only has to face a Schalke trying to avoid relegation or Bayern’s Gnabry complete can fully shine in front of a Cologne with no goals to strive for….
The race against relegation is intense
Except for Hertha Berlin, which is definitely relegated, the other ticket will be an “escape” between Schalke (31 points), Bochum (32), Stuttgart (32), Augsburg (34). The most unlucky in this group is Schalke (17th) meeting host Leipzig, and Bochum (16th) welcoming Leverkusen. Meanwhile, Stuttgart and Augsburg will have the right to decide when they face Hoffenheim and M’Gladbach.