Bundesliga Match Previews: Match Week 32 (Part 2)

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Updated: April 22, 2014
Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin vs. TSV Eintracht Braunschweig

Match Date: 26 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Olympiastadion

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

 

Although Hertha Berlin are already safe from relegation, their current rank could still be pulled at a much lower finish. They have been winless for nine straight weeks, which include five matches of goalless results. The drought in victory may be blamed on poor team work and the inability to convert chances. Die Alte Dame have only three weeks left and they should show some sorts of a comeback before the finale to retain a bulky load of supporters.

 

Frankfurt’s inconsistency at the beginning of the tournament continues to this date. Their safety is almost sealed, but their unpredictability might trigger a few significant changes in their campaign. They display reasonable strength in protecting the lead but they do not have the luxury to minimize errors and overcome through ball attacks.

 

Online betting tip: Berlin are on course to achieving their first win in 10 attempts.

 

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Mainz vs. Nurnberg

Match Date: 26 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Coface Arena

 

The defeat of Mainz was a feast for Borussia Dortmund. The 4-2 loss of Die Nullfünfer meant that their rivals have now secured their berth in the Champions League for next season. Shinji Okazaki delivered equalizers twice but the volleys from Piszczek and Reus were the deciding factors of the fixture’s outcome. The result left Mainz locked at 47 points, which is still large enough to keep their hopes for their Europa League seeding high.

 

Bayer Leverkusen’s victory inflicted Nurnberg to a much more dangerous situation in the league. The side remain in the drop zone for a third consecutive week and are among the clubs with highest odds of exiting the top-flight competition. Their inability to defend counter attacks and set pieces will be their greatest challenge at turning around their dilemma.

 

Football betting tip: Nurnberg will fall under the hands of Mainz.