Bayern Munich is just one match away from clinching a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title. After their victory against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, they have a ten-point advantage atop the table.
The closest contenders in the title race, RB Leipzig, dropped points for the second consecutive match which has given Bayern the opportunity to claim the title on Matchday 31. Leipzig fell to FC Koln on Tuesday in a shocking 2-1 defeat. Regardless if Leipzig wins, draw, or lose their next match, all Bayern has to do against Mainz on Saturday is win and they will be the champions of the Bundesliga.
Bayern successful in a difficult portion of the schedule
The last three Bundesliga fixtures for Bayern have been against difficult opposition. They had to face three clubs who are battling for the remaining European places in the table. Impressively, Bayern was able to record seven points against Union Berlin, Wolfsburg, and Leverkusen.
This three-match stretch was arguably the most difficult portion of the schedule that remained for Bayern in their quest for the title.
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Their next four fixtures will feature two matches against clubs currently in the top half of the table but none are currently in the top six. As a result, being able to take away seven points against the aforementioned three clubs was a massive step towards ensuring another Bundesliga title is secured.
Even without their star player, Robert Lewandowski, Bayern was able to get the job done and consistently win matches in the German top flight. It has been a complete team effort in recent weeks. They can finish the season emphatically since the Polish striker is back in training with the team after missing five games across all competitions.
Leipzig struggling once more in the closing stages of the season
Leipzig has won just one of their last four Bundesliga matches which have resulted in them losing ground in the title race. It was a similar story last season when they won four of their last 11 fixtures. As a result, Leipzig finished in third place in the table in the 2019/20 campaign.
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Although Leipzig may be able to hold onto second place this time around, the inability to win matches in the latter stages of the campaign could still see them get overtaken by one of the other clubs closing in. With matches against Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg still yet to be played, Leipzig has a difficult next few weeks ahead of them. Even if Bayern doesn’t win on Saturday, the road ahead for Leipzig indicates that the title is just around the corner for Die Roten.