Bayern Munich will be aiming to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintract Frankfurt in Round 27 action this weekend.
The top three teams all registered convincing victories when the Bundesliga resumed this past weekend, with Bayern, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach all cruising – although RB Leipzig struggled, battling to a 1-1 draw with Freiburg, which meant they dropped to fourth spot on the ladder.
After some early-season struggles, Bayern are back to their dominant best, and after brushing off the cobwebs during a 2-0 win over Union Berlin, they will be better for the run when they confront Frankfurt on Sunday.
Frankfurt have enjoyed a superb last few seasons, winning the German Cup and making the Europa League semi-finals, but they’ve found this campaign challenging and were well off the pace during a 3-1 defeat to Monchengladbach on the weekend.
Dortmund, who demolished Schalke 4-0 in a very impressive display, need to keep winning in order to maintain pace with Bayern at the top of the ladder – but they will have to be at their best to topple Wolfsburg, who are sitting pretty in sixth spot and coming off a 2-1 away win over Augsburg.
Meanwhile, Monchengladbach are also involved in a tough fixture, coming up against Bayer Leverkusen, who at the time of writing are due to play struggling Werder Bremen in the last match of Round 26. If Leverkusen can win both matches, they would leapfrog Monchengladbach on the ladder and potentially rise as high as third.
The other stand-out fixture of Round 27 sees Hertha Berlin host Union Berlin in a big derby showdown in the nation’s capital.
See below for a complete list of Bundesliga Round 27 fixtures.
Bundesliga Round 27 Fixtures (all times AEST)
Saturday May 23
- Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin (11.30pm)
- Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen (11.30pm)
- Freiburg vs Werder Bremen (11.30pm)
- Paderborn vs Hoffenheim (11.30pm)
- Wolfsburg vs Dortmund (11.30pm)
Sunday May 24
- Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt (2.30am)
- Schalke vs Augsburg (9.30pm)
- Mainz vs RB Leipzig (11.30pm)
Monday May 25
- FC Koln vs Dusseldorf (2.00am)