Bundesliga Match Previews: Match Week 30 (Part 3)

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Updated: April 8, 2014
Braunschweig

SC Freiburg vs. Eintracht Braunschweig

Match Date: 12April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: MAGE SOLAR Stadion

(Featured image: Braunschweig | Source: sportschau.de)

 

Freiburg and Braunschweig are both struggling to secure safety. The former may be two points adrift of the bottom three but their position can be easily destroyed with a brave challenge from those who rank below them. The latter, as with the most parts of their Bundesliga campaign this season, are still at the table’s foot but have recently shown brisk improvements within their form after they successfully maintained three straight weeks of excellent displays (including a three-goal clean sheet against Hannover) which have vitally narrowed their margin with 17th-placed Nurnberg to just one point.

 

Prior to their last match, Christian Streich’s men were lauded for the four league fixtures that they impressively dominated (at least for the most parts). The wins (and a draw) were essential sources of points that they efficiently used to remain outside the danger spots. Torsten Lieberknecht’s side, meanwhile, are gradually making spectacle for the entire Bundesliga community. Die Löwen are still not losing hope that will remain in the top-tier competition especially not after the recent successes they have obtained.

 

Sports betting tip: Freiburg and Braunschweig will share the spoils from this tourney.

 

 

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VfL Wolfsburg vs. Nurnberg

Match Date: 12April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Volkswagen Arena

 

Wolfsburg and Nurnberg both suffered point deficits from their most recent match or matches. Other than these results, the sides are actually quite distant from one another as far as their form, discipline, and skills sets are concerned.

 

Wolfsburg are currently positioned within the top six, with ample chances at securing a Europa League seeding by the end of the season. For Die Wölfe, safety is now guaranteed with only five fixtures remaining to complete their Bundesliga campaign. Dieter Hecking’s men have so far scored 14 wins and five draws this season which total to 47 points—a score large enough that even if they lose in all of their remaining battles, they would still advance to the German top-tier league’s next season.

 

Nurnberg, on the contrary, would still need some more wins for them to escape danger. The side are buried in the bottom two and are among those at high risk of exiting the league by the season’s conclusion. They need to topple four clubs that are above them to secure a spot in the next season of Bundesliga. But with their recent displays generally not convincing, the challenge will prove to be a very tough one.

 

Online betting tip: Although their past few meetings produced identical results, Wolfsburg and Nurnberg will not follow the same trend this time around. The hosts will single-handedly dominate the scoring.