The Bundesliga is back with the 21st Matchweek this weekend. This year, the Bundesliga is one of the most interesting leagues because the TOP 6 is very tight. Bayern managed to return to the top; however, the lead is small and one game can change everything. This round, there will be several fantastic fixtures for the top teams in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are playing away to Leverkusen in what is going to be an exceptional match. Both sides really need the win as they try to climb up the table. Monchengladbach are playing on Sunday against Koln as they hope to return to winning ways. Last but not least, we have a fantastic derby on Sunday night. Bayern Munich will be hosting Leipzig in a match that could eventually decide the title winner. You will find more information about all this in our weekly Bundesliga predictions.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund >> click here for live odds
The hosts haven’t been comfortable with their performances this season. They win a couple of games, then they get a couple of bad results and so on. Because of that, they have been stuck on the 5th position on the table and they can’t seem to reach the TOP 4. Things will not get easier as they are about the host one of the best teams in the league. It’s a team that Leverkusen haven’t beaten since 2016. Since then, both sides met each other 6 times and Dortmund managed to win 5 while just 1 fixture ended with a draw. However, in that match back in 2016, Leverkusen won this exact fixture 2:0. Their fans will be hoping for a similar performance and outcome on Saturday night.
New signing Haaland has been a massive hit for Borussia Dortmund. He played in 3 Bundesliga matches where he featured as a substitute. In less than 90 minutes played for his new squad, Haaland scored 7 goals. Dortmund have won 3 matches in a row and they scored 5 goals in each of those matches. Their form is rising and it looks like Dortmund are finally ready to challenge Bayern for the title. The last time they played Leverkusen away from home, the fixture ended 2:4 in their favor. The way they are scoring right now such an outcome is highly possible. There is no better time to face a top side than when all your strikers are in great form. If other results go their way, Dortmund could really close in to the 1st spot on the table.
Such fixtures are always very hard to predict. Dortmund are in great form right now but Leverkusen have the home turf advantage. However, based on recent games for both sides, we should expect a high scoring affair. For that reason, we are backing an Over 3.75 Goals outcome.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Koln >> click here for live odds
The hosts were on top of the table for a long time; however, they now find themselves stuck to the 4th position on the table. They have just 2 wins in the last 5 rounds as they allowed Bayern, Dortmund, and Leipzig to overtake them. In the next round they are facing a team that’s been in really good form lately. Additionally, Koln have created a lot of trouble for Monchengladbach in the last couple of seasons. They beat them in 2016 in this fixture and they also beat them in the reverse fixture back in 2018. Even the matches that Monchengladbach won were extremely close and never by more than 1 goal difference. With home turf advantage on their side, Monchengladbach must win this fixture.
The visitors were relegation bound for a long time this season. However, they managed to fix their act and got a lot of good results recently. Koln have 4 victories in 5 rounds which allowed them to climb out of the relegation zone. They are 6 points above it right now and another victory could see them move further up on the table. However, defeating Monchengladbach won’t be easy especially since Koln are playing away from home. Although couple of weeks ago they did manage to score 4 goals past a top side like Frankfurt and win away from home. Their fans will be hoping for a something similar to happen on Sunday.
Monchengladbach have more squad quality and home turf advantage for this one. However, their performances haven’t been very good in recent weeks. This could give Koln an opportunity to surprise them or in the worst case scenario just score against Monchengladbach. That’s why we are backing Both Teams to Score.
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig >> click here for live odds
Last but not least, we have the final and most exciting match of the 21st Bundesliga matchweek. The holding champions finally managed to return to the top of the table in what has been a lackluster season for them. They connected 6 wins in a row in the Bundesliga as they haven’t lost a match since the beginning of December. However, the only reason they are top is because their Sunday’s rivals dropped a lot of points in recent weeks. The reverse fixture they played against them in the 1st part of the season ended with a 1:1 draw and Bayern will be looking to improve on that result. Winning on Sunday will separate them from the rest of the teams in the league and could be the break they need in order to win the league again.
The visitors have been having a fantastic season so far both in the league and in the Champions League. However, their performances in recent weeks haven’t been the best. With just 2 wins in the last 5 rounds, Leipzig allowed Bayern to take the 1st place on the table from them. To make things worse, Dortmund are gaining up on them as well. However, the Red Bull side has a chance to repair everything on Sunday. If they beat Bayern, they will return to the top of the table. Nevertheless, that’s easier said than done because Leipzig have never beaten Munich away from home. As a matter of fact they have just 1 win against them in their history. It was back in 2018 and Leipzig were playing at home for that one.
Bayern are considered strong favorites for this one because of their squad quality and recent performances. Additionally, they have a history of positive results against Leipzig. Nevertheless, Leipzig are not going to just roll over and lose the match. We expect a tactic based 1st half which will most likely finish without goals. For that reason, we are backing Both Teams to Score in the 2nd Half.
Full Bundesliga Round 21 Predictions >> click here for all Bundesliga Live Odds
Above, we made predictions about the most exciting matches of the 21st Bundesliga round. However, we have to mention the rest of the games as well. Below, you can see our predictions for the rest of the fixtures.
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Augsburg – Home Side Victory
- Hertha Berlin vs Mainz – Home Side Victory
- Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin – Over 2.5 Goals
- Freiburg vs Hoffenheim – Both Team to Score
- Wolfsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf – Home Side Victory
- Schalke 04 vs SC Padeborn 07 – Home Side Victory
For more Bundesliga Predictions, tune in with us next week!