Man City Transfer Target!
May 13, 2018, 7:53 AM
Team(s): Derby County FC England Borussia Mönchengladbach
It looks like the top three divisions will be reserve free next season
Issues to be resolved
Bayern are champions and Schalke runners-up
The other two champions league slots are up for grabs
Borussia Dortmund are in third, and travel to Hoffenheim (4th) on the final day
Dortmund's lead is 3 points and 3 goals, so this could be overturned by a 2-0 home win
Leverkusen, level on points with Hoffenheim, but three more goals adrift play Hannover on the final day
RB Leipzig are in 6th, needing points to confirm Europa League - but they are only two behind Hoffenheim and Leverkusen, so they could leapfrog the pair if they both lose.
Leipzig have 50 points and a goal difference of 0
That means their Europa League place is under threat from Eintracht Frankfurt (49, +1, Schalke (a)), VfB Stuttgart (48, -3, Munchen (a)) or even
Moenchengladbach (47, -4, Hamburg (a)). All of these also have an eye on the 7th place spot which will become a Europa League slot if Frankfurt lose the cup final to Bayern
Meanwhile, 1. FC Koln's dismal season finishes in last place. They travel to Wolfsburg who effectively need a draw to "clinch" the play off spot.
If Wolfsberg lose, then Hamburg could give themselves a last chance to save their unbroken Bundesliga record by winning in Moenchengladbach
With two games to go, most things are up for grabs. Fortuna Dusseldorf are promoted but still trying for the title, Kaiserslautern go down
Get back to this after today's round of games
Magdeburg and Paderborn both promoted, but the title undecided. Karlsruher in the play off spot
RW Erfurt, Chemnitzer and the only reserve team, Werder Bremen go down.
For Paderborn to take the title, they need to win at Fortuna Koln and hope Magdeburg do not win at Lotte.
The most complicated and the only one running beyond next weekend.
Also the only one with a reserve team in contention.
Weiche Flensburg hold a lead of two points and one goal over HSV II. They also have a game in hand
Altoner 93, Eutin and probably Hildesheim go down
Cottbus champions, Luckenwalde and Neustrelitz to go down
KFC Urdingen lead by two points, Viktoria Koln have a better goal difference
Urdingen go to Wiedenbruck on the final day, Viktoria are at home to Monchengaldbach II
Westfalia Rhynern, Wegbeck-Beeck, and Erndtebruck down
Bonn (34, -16) could escape, especially if they pick up a midweek point or three at Wattenscheid
Fortuna Dusseldorf II (35, -17) and Koln II (37, -11) could fall - neither of these have a midweek game
Saarbrucken and Waldhof Mannheim have secured the play off spots
Rochling and Schott Mainz to go down
Probably either Stuttgart Kickers (33, -25, FSV Frankfurt (h)) or Hessen Kassel (35, -2, Stadtentallendorf (h)) will join them
1860 Munchen start their road back having won the title
Unterfoehring relegated. According to Kicker, its two down, two in the play offs
Final fixtures are
Seligenporten (36, -17, Bayern II (a))
Memmingen (36, -13, Schalding-Heining (h))
Bayreuth (38, -23, 1860 Munchen (h))
1860 Rosenheim (40, -12, Burghausen (a))
What is the promotion process for the Regionalliga?
Am I correct in thinking that it’s via a promotion playoff between the top two? Apart from the league where there’s two promotion spots.