Best odds: 31/20
As Bayern Munich moves slowly towards another Bundesliga title – it would be the eighth in the trot – the battles for other benefits in the German top flight remain interesting and far from being decided. On Wednesday night, Werder will welcome Eintracht Frankfurt at Weserstadion, Bremen, in a game that will close the 29th round of the 2019/20 season.
Florian Kohfeldt's team is in serious trouble, there is simply no way around this painful fact. However, a win by difference greater than two goals here would take them momentarily from the relegation zone, courtesy of Bayern and Hoffenheim, who defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05, respectively, over the weekend. Werder is in 17th place with 25 points, two less than Fortuna and three less than Mainz. Meanwhile, SC Paderborn appears to have already been eliminated, sitting deep in the bottom with a miserable 19 count.
Werder made the most of Schalke 04's inexplicable stumbles since football returned to Germany by winning 0-1 at Gelsenkirchen last week, and they were excited about that result as they prepare for the final stages of their battle for survival. Overall, his recent form has been quite irregular – two wins, two draws and two losses in the last six games.
Kohfeldt is concerned that midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt and winger Milot Rashica are out of the game in this game, as both were replaced by beats against Schalke. On the other hand, defender Milos Veljkovic is back from banning a match and will compete with Sebastian Langkamp for a place in the starting XI.
It was also a disappointing campaign for Eintracht. After separating from several major players last summer, they simply failed to keep up with the standards set in the 2018/19 season, when they finished seventh and finished in the Europa League. Mathematically, they have not yet managed to survive in the first division, sitting in 12th place with 32 points, although they are obviously in a much better position than Werder. A victory at Bremen would leave Frankfurt an inch from safety, with five games yet to play, but one thing is certain: there will be no European football for them this time.
Like their opponents in this game, they will be encouraged by the victory in the previous round, a surprise that they pushed away for Wolfsburg and it looks like they just got stupor at the right time. They suffered four consecutive defeats in the championship, before the draw at home against Freiburg and the mentioned triumph against Wolfsburg.
Coach Adi Hutter will be without midfielder Lucas Toro, who picked up two yellow cards at the end of the Wolfsburg game. Striker Goncalo Paciencia must remain injured.
Werder seems to have a little more game right now, as their survival faces a greater threat than Eintracht's, but they certainly won't find it easy to keep the three points by themselves. A portion of the spoils appears to be the most likely outcome between these two teams at the moment.
Best odds: 31/20