March 23, 2017

Bundesliga Matchday 34 – All European qualification and relegation possibilities

The Bundesliga has come to its last day of its thrilling 50th anniversary 2012/2013 season which has arguably been one of the most prosperous ones for German football yet.

The title was rightfully and dominantly won by FC Bayern München and Bundesliga newcomers Greuther Fürth were relegated in Matchday 31 after an uneven season, becoming the first team in the Bundesliga to not win a home match all season. With Borussia Dortmund securing second place last week with a late 3-3 draw at Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen now certain for 3rd, the rest of the important places in the league table are all up in the air.

Here are all the possibilities of what could happen to each team on Matchday 34:

 

EUROPEAN COMPETITION

 

SCHALKE 04

Current position: 4th. Fixture: SC Freiburg (A)

Will get Champions League if… They beat Freiburg; they draw and Eintracht Frankfurt don’t win by more than 3 goals.

Will get Europa League if… They lose to Freiburg; they draw and Eintracht Frankfurt win by more than 3 goals.

 

SC FREIBURG

Current position: 5th. Fixture: Schalke 04 (H)

Will get Champions League if… They beat Schalke 04.

Will get Europa League if… They do not beat Schalke 04.

 

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

Current position: 6th. Fixture: VfL Wolfsburg (H)

Will get Champions League if… They beat Wolfsburg by more than 3 goals and Schalke and Freiburg draw.

Will get Europa League if… They draw and HSV don’t win; they lose and HSV don’t win and M’gladbach don’t win by more than 6 goals.

Will get nothing if… They lose and HSV win.

 

HAMBURGER SV

Current position: 7th. Fixture: Bayer Leverkusen (H)

Will get Europa League if… They win and Eintracht Frankfurt lose.

 

BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH

Current position: 8th. Fixture: Bayern München (H)

Will get Europa League if… Eintracht Frankfurt lose, HSV don’t win and they win overcoming the goal deficit over Eintracht (depending on the goal difference of Eintracht’s potential loss. At the moment, the difference is of 6 goals in Eintracht’s favour).

 

RELEGATION

 

FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF

Current position: 15th. Fixture: Hannover 96 (A)

Will be safe if… They win or draw and Augsburg and Hoffenheim don’t win.

Will get relegation playoff if… They draw, Augsburg win and Hoffenheim don’t win by more than 8 goals; they lose and Augsburg win but Hoffenheim don’t win.

Will be relegated if… They lose and Augsburg and Hoffenheim win, the latter by more than 8 goals.

 

FC AUGSBURG

Current position: 16th. Fixture: Greuther Fürth (H)

Will be safe if… They win and Fortuna Düsseldorf don’t; they win and outscore Fortuna Düsseldorf by more than 5 goals in the event that they win too.

Will get relegation playoff if… They do not better Fortuna Düsseldorf’s result and, in case of draw, Hoffenheim doesn’t win by more than 6 goals;

Will be relegated if… They lose and Hoffenheim win; they draw and Hoffenheim wins by more than 6 goals.

 

TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM

Current position: 17th. Fixture: Borussia Dortmund (A)

Will be safe if… They win and Fortuna Düsseldorf and Augsburg lose; they win by more than 6 goals, Augsburg draw and Fortuna Düsseldorf lose; they win by more than eight goals, Augsburg don’t win and Fortuna Düsseldorf lose.

Will get relegation playoff if… They win and Augsburg or Fortuna Düsseldorf lose.

Will be relegated if… They don’t win.

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Aleix Gwilliam

Is a 27-year-old living in Barcelona who gets more pleasure from watching German lower-league football than from going to watch his hometown team at the Camp Nou every other week. Passionate about European football, its history and culture, you can follow him on Twitter at @AleixGwilliam

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