Bundesliga Match Previews: Match Week 30 (Part 1)

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Updated: April 8, 2014
Schalke

Schalke 04 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Match Date: 11 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Veltins-Arena

(Featured image: Schalke 04 | Source: timesunion.com)

 

Schalke had minimal changes in their league standing and total score after only picking up one point from their match against Werder Bremen. The home side opened the scoring in the 15th minute via Franco Di Santo but Schalke drew level through 18-year-old midfielder Goretzka only three minutes past the half-hour. Die Königsblauen remain third in the rankings, with earnings of 55 points and goal difference of 16. Their capabilities in finishing scoring chances and re-emerging after every downfall will be their tickets to surely conclude the season very strong.

 

Frankfurt’s victory over Mainz may have actually triggered a decisive formula of how they can fully veer away from the drop zone. The current 11th placers have long been struggling with inconsistency since the start of the season, but their resilience has always made allowances to keep them safe from the relegation battle (especially on week three onwards). Die Adler, being seven points clear of the bottom three, should look forward to another season in the German top-tier football.

 

Football betting tip: Although Frankfurt could nail some impressive stunts, this battle will still end in favor of the much more in-form Schalke.

 

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Borussia Monchengladbach vs. VfB Stuttgart

Match Date: 12April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Borussia-Park

 

M’gladbach and Stuttgart are en route to an interesting battle. The sides may be several points apart from one another but they both have managed to win their respective latest battles. Die Fohlen bagged back-to-back victories against Hamburger and Nurnberg while Die Roten pulled off a clean sheet against Freiburg.

 

Lucien Favre’s men comfortably sit in the league’s top four and they therefore have a very good chance at participating in the Champions League play-offs. The Huub Stevens side, by contrast, are only three goals clear of the bottom three, and are therefore in dire need of following up their recent success with another triumph. Head to head, the sides have been ‘equal’ for the last five meetings. M’gladbach and Stuttgart each won twice in those matches, with the remainder being a draw.

 

Sports betting tip: Borussia Monchengladbach are on course to a 15th league victory but their lead over Stuttgart will not be that significant.