Bayern Munich can clinch the Bundesliga title with five games to spare if they beat Augsburg away from home on Saturday. That would be hugely beneficial as it would allow them to focus 100 percent on their Champions League campaign, and they should be able to pull it off.
Meanwhile, Schalke will bid to nail down the runner-up spot; Dortmund will aim to make up lost ground; and RB Leipzig, Bayern Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt will try to further their top-four ambitions. Wolfsburg and Mainz also remain locked in a gripping relegation battle, so there is plenty at stake in the German top flight this weekend.
Hannover have lost five games in a row and slipped to 13th in the table due to the miserable run of form. Werder Bremen have won four and drawn one of their last five games, leapfrogging Hannover into 12th place in the process.
These are therefore two teams heading in very different directions, and the 6/4 on offer at 888sport, Unibet and Betfair on an away win Friday looks attractive. Werder Bremen "draw no bet" also looks great at 9/11 with 888sport and Unibet.
Bayern should have little difficulty in taking all three points when they travel to the Augsburg Arena on Saturday. They have already won 10 of 14 away games this season, and have lost only once since Jupp Heynckes took over in early October.
It has been another comfortable procession to the title for this collection of superstars, and they will be keen to wrap up the title early and concentrate on Europe. They thrashed third-place Borussia Dortmund 6-0 last weekend, with Robert Lewandowski banging in a hat trick and further goals from James Rodriguez, Thomas Müller and Franck Ribéry.
They should be far too good for an Augsburg team that have already lost five home games this season. Manuel Baum’s men are languishing in mid-table and have nothing left to play for, so Bayern should take them apart. Bayern -0.75 Asian handicap looks great at 7/11 with 188Bet, as does Bayern -1 at 13/15. They may be a little tired after Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Sevilla, so keeping the handicap reasonable seems sensible, but they should still win this one comfortably.
Despite last weekend’s 6-0 defeat at the hands of Hoffenheim, Koln still have a faint chance of catching Mainz and Wolfsburg and staying up. They will therefore be highly motivated for Saturday's game, but so will Mainz, who desperately need points as they battle for survival.
Schalke simply cannot stop winning and they now enjoy a four-point lead over Borussia Dortmund as they bid to seal second place. That would be their best finish in many a year, and they look to be good value for it as they have been playing beautiful football of late. They have not conceded a goal in five games, and they have been scoring plenty.
They have now won eight games in a row, and Saturday they should take three points off a poor Hamburg side. Christian Titz’s men are bottom of the table and going down with a whimper, having taken just two points from their last six games. They have already lost seven matches at home this season, so the 11/10 on offer at BetVictor on a Schalke win looks great. If you want even more value you could go for Schalke to win to nil at 21/10 with BetVictor, Ladbrokes and Coral, as they have not conceded since February 17.