Everything is still open for VfB Stuttgart in the relegation battle before the last Bundesliga matchday. In which scenarios the Swabians end up on the relegation place, we show you here.
With the 2:2 at the early table leader from FC Bayern Munich, VfB Stuttgart sent a very convincing sign of life in the relegation battle of the Bundesliga on the 33rd matchday. Nevertheless, the Swabians are still in 16th place before the last matchday and thus the relegation place, which obliges them to meet the table third in the 2nd Bundesliga – currently Hamburger SV. Even if both direct descent and rescue by jumping to rank 15 are theoretically possible, we will show you the scenarios in which Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team has to play the relegation games in mid-May.
Bundesliga, relegation battle: This is how VfB Stuttgart ends up on the relegation place
In addition to VfB Stuttgart, two other clubs could theoretically reach the relegation place: On the one hand, Hertha BSC Berlin could still slip from 15th place, on the other hand, Arminia Bielefeld could still overtake Stuttgart. However, the relegation rank remains in the possession of VfB Stuttgart if …
… he in the final home game against 1. FC Köln one point get. In this case, the Swabians themselves can no longer catch up with Hertha, and at the same time Arminia can no longer be dangerous with a four-point deficit.
… he in the final home game against 1. FC Köln wins and the Berliners at the same time in a guest appearance at Borussia Dortmund at least one point to fetch. With a three-point deficit before the last matchday, any point gained by the capital city team is sufficient to ensure that they won’t be relegated.
… he in the final home game against 1. FC Köln loses and Arminia from Bielefeld did not play their home game against RB Leipzig in height winsthat they made up for the difference in goal difference to VfB of seven goals. In addition, the Bielefeld have scored significantly fewer goals than VfB Stuttgart. Since the goals scored are decisive according to the statutes of the Bundesliga in the event of a tie on points or goals, an improvement in the goal difference by eight goals is probably necessary for VfB Stuttgart to slip down to 17th place.
You can reconstruct the exact scenarios for yourself in the table below.
Bundesliga, relegation battle: This is how VfB Stuttgart ends up on the relegation place – criteria for equal points
Overall result from the first and second leg in direct comparison
Away goals scored in direct comparison
Away goals scored
Bundesliga, relegation battle: This is how VfB Stuttgart ends up on the relegation place – the table after the 33rd matchday