Bundesliga Preview, Matchday 32: 'Gladbach Survival?

MOENCHENGLADBACH GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: Marco Reus and Mohamadou Idrissou of Gladbach (C) cerlebrate the first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Schalke 04 at Borussia Park on February 20 2011 in Moenchengladbach Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Eintracht Frankfurt, Wolfsburg, and Borussia Mönchengladbach battle for survival in the Bundesliga.

Saturday, May 14

Bayern München vs Stuttgart

Over the last few weeks Stuttgart have earned their survival in the Bundesliga with some impressive victories. This weekend they'll face a Bayern München squad that is looking to continue their torrent pace that has lead to 18 goals scored in their last 4 matches. Before the match Bayern will say goodbye to Thomas Kraft, Andreas Ottl, and Hamit Altintop. All three will be leaving the club in the summer. Pick: Bayern München 3 - 0 Stuttgart

Borussia Dortmund vs Frankfurt

Frankfurt's survival in the top flight depends on a match at the Champion's home stadium. There is a report out of Germany that Shinji Kagawa will make his return to the Dortmund after breaking a metatarsal in his foot earlier this year. Things are setting up for a spectacular celebration Westfalenstadion where Dortmund will be presented with the championship trophy. With the loss, Frankfurt will be relegated to the 2.Bundesliga. Pick: Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0 Frankfurt

Hamburg vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Ruud van Nistelrooy will suit up for Hamburg for the final this weekend in a must win match for Borussia Mönchengladbach. 'Gladbach comes in having won their last three matches and with the knowledge that they hold their destiny in their own hands. Mike Hanke and Marco Reus were fantastic last week against Freiburg and will look to carry that momentum into this match. Reus will be buoyed by being called up to Die Mannschaft for the first time for a few matches this summer. I'm fully convinced that 'Gladbach will pull this one out. Pick: Hamburg 0 - 1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Mainz 05 vs St. Pauli

Saturday's match will be the final ever in the Bruchwegstadion. Next season, Mainz will move into the 33,500 seat Coface Arena. They have already guaranteed European competition for next season where they will feature in the Europa League. The Mainz supporters will be saying goodbye to Andre Schurrle, Lewis Holtby, Miroslav Karhan, Jan Simak, Martin Pieckenhagen and Zsolt Low who are all leaving the club in the summer. That is quite the departure. The Mainz supporters will also have the pleasure of seeing off St. Pauli back to the second division. They did their best and entertained at times this season, but they'll see their way out of the Bundesliga again. Hopefully they'll provide Holgar Stanislawski with a better performance than they provided him in last week's 1-8 drubbing at the hands of Bayern. Pick Mainz 05 2 - 1 St. Pauli

Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg

"They're too good to go down." Well, maybe. Wolfsburg are currently sitting just north of the relegation playoff zone on goal differential only. Is there the possibility that they will lose/draw and Frankfurt and 'Gladbach win and leapfrog them in the table? Yes. Will it happen? Probably not. Hoffenheim have absolutely nothing to play for in this match, and you know that "Saddam" Magath will have Wolfsburg ready to win this match and retain their place in the top flight for next season. Pick: Hoffenheim 0 - 2 Wolfsburg

Köln vs Schalke 04

With both sides secure in their future for next season, this match has the threat of being quite a dull one. Schalke's attention will likely be on next Saturday's DFB Pokal Final against second division side Duisburg. That victory will assure them a place in the Europa League for next season and make the club a more attractive destination on the transfer market. Klaas Jan Huntelaar could return to the starting lineup, while Jefferson Farfan is likely to miss out. Farfan had two dental surgeries this week and will likely be rested for the cup final. Pick: Köln 1 - 1 Schalke 04

Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen

On paper this match is not very intriguing, but if I tell you a little back story it will be. The Freiburg manager, Robin Dutt, has already been named the manager of Bayer Leverkusen for next season. The Bayer Leverkusen manager, Jupp Heynckes, has already been named the manager of Bayern München for next season. If Leverkusen lose this match while Bayern beat Stuttgart, Bayern will leapfrog Leverkusen in the table for 2nd and the automatic position in next season's UEFA Champions League group stage. Robin Dutt will be wanting Freiburg to win, while not being too bummed over a Leverkusen win. Jupp Heynckes will be wanting Leverkusen tow in, while not being too bummed over a Freiburg win. Pick: Freiburg 1 - 3 Bayer Leverkusen

Hannover 96 vs Nürnberg

Hannover will be without Christopher Avevor, Leon Andreasen, Carlitos and Mohammed Abdellaoue in their last home match of the season. They will set a record for the most home points ever picked up in one season with a win. They're sitting on 34 points won at home this season, which is one more than they had all of last season. Nürnberg will be looking for their 100th win all time in the Bundesliga. Tomorrow's game will be the last for Julian Schieber, Ilkay Gundogan, and Mehmet Ekici in a Nürnberg shirt. They are the club's three leading goal scorers. Pick: Hannover 96 1 - 2 Nürnberg

Kaiserslautern vs Werder Bremen

Both clubs are sitting safe from the threat of relegation heading into the last weekend of the season. With a report that Liverpool were planning a bid for Marko Marin, would this be the young Germany international's final match in the Bundesliga? Pick: Kaiserslautern 1 - 2 Werder Bremen

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