Huge weekend at the bottom – the relegation permutations of Week 27

18 Mar

Although no-one can go down this weekend, any weekend where the bottom 6 face each other can have incredible permutations for relegation come May 14th at 17.30ish. It’s shaping up to be one of the tensest, exciting relegation battles in recent memory.

This’ll hopefully guide you through what can happen this weekend as Gladbach host Kaiserslautern tonight, St Pauli travel to Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart – Wolfsburg wraps up week 27.

The current situation at the bottom is:

Werder Bremen 29 pts

Stuttgart 28 pts

Kaiserslautern 28 pts

Eintracht Frankfurt 28 pts

St Pauli 28 pts

Wolfsburg 26 pts

M’gladbach 23 pts

So, the team-by-team scenarios for each side are as follows:

Werder Bremen (12th with 29 pts and an awful -18 goal difference) by no means out of it and they could be as low as 16th should they lose at in-form Nürnberg on Saturday afternoon, and…

  • Kaiserslautern win at ‘Gladbach
  • Eintracht and St Pauli draw

Stuttgart (13th with 28 pts, -3 GD) were boosted by their dramatic win at the Millerntor last Sunday evening. A win at home to Wolfsburg this Sunday evening would make it 4 wins in a row for Bruno Labaddia’s side and give them significant breathing space from the bottom two. Defeat coupled with the following could leave them gulping for air in 17th once again…

  • Kaiserslautern pick up a point or more at ‘Gladbach
  • Eintracht and St Pauli draw

Kaiserslautern (14th with 28 pts, -8 GD) are second in a clutch of sides on 28 points. They could almost certainly send ‘Gladbach down with a win at Borussia Park tonight. They should be confident of doing so, having beat die Fohlen 3-0 earlier in the season. A win could leave them 5 points above 17th. Defeat to the Green and Black would, along with the subsequent results would lead them in a collar-tugging 17th…

  • Eintracht and St Pauli draw
  • Wolfsburg win at Stuttgart

The dismal start to 2011 of Eintracht Frankfurt (15th with 28 pts, -11 GD) could get even worse if they let out of sorts St Pauli take all 3 at the Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday afternoon. They halted one unwanted streak last Saturday when they ended 793 goalless minutes at Schalke, but are yet to win this side of Christmas. If they win, they could jump to 12th. If they lose, they could end up in the bottom two for the first time since week 5, should:

  • Wolfsburg win at Stuttgart
  • Kaiserslautern avoid defeat by 3 or more goals at ‘Gladbach

St Pauli (16th with 28 pts, -17 GD) had a disastrous home defeat to Stuttgart last week, fresh on the back of their 5-0 thrashing at Nürnberg. They cannot afford to lose at Frankfurt this week. For one, it could give the home side fresh impetus for the remaining 7 games, and would leave them in 17th should…

  • Wolfsburg win at Stuttgart

Wolfsburg (17th with 26 pts, -9 GD) have had an interesting week. Hot on the heels of his departure from Schalke, Felix Magath has returned to become the long-term successor to Schteve McClaren, signing a contract through to June 2013. He’ll also take Dieter Hoeneß’s position of sporting director. Instant success for Magath could see them climb as 12th (defeats for Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, and a draw between Eintracht and St Pauli.) Defeat may leave them 5 pts off safety, if…

  • Werder Bremen beat Nürnberg
  • Kaiserslautern beat ‘Gladbach
  • Victory for either Eintracht or St Pauli

Borussia M’Gladbach (18th, 23 pts, -22 GD) have improved under Lucien Favre. Dante’s vital late equaliser has given them some hope when all looked lost. They need 3 points at home to Kaiserslautern tonight if they are to have any hope of staying up. They could find themselves 8 points adrift of safety if….

  • Werder Bremen beat Nürnberg
  • Stuttgart beat Wolfsburg
  • Victory for either Eintracht or St Pauli

One Response to “Huge weekend at the bottom – the relegation permutations of Week 27”

  1. ammad 23/04/2011 at 11:41 am #

    Veltins arena is the best club stadium in europe and bundesliga stadiums has the best atmosphere in europe………….

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