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Bundesliga 27th round: Games to watch across the football fields in Germany this weekend

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Check out our preview of the 27th Bundesliga round, starting tomorrow evening with the derby of the capital between Hertha and Union Berlin.

The Bundesliga is still the only major European league that has returned to action, as we have the 27th Matchday on the schedule.

German football always brings exciting games and unexpected results and we would not like you to miss out on the big action of the upcoming weekend.

That’s why we come with a few suggestions about what you should keep an eye on in the next Bundesliga round.

The title race

With four points between them and 24 still available, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are hoping to be crowned champions at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

Both sides won their last five league outings and will be looking to maintain their record before a direct clash at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening.

Dortmund travel to Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon (15:30 CET), while the reigning champions welcome Eintracht Frankfurt three hours later.

The Berlin derby

Hertha BSC host local rivals Union Berlin in the opening game of the 27th round on Friday evening.

It is going to be only the second Berlin derby in top-flight German football, with the first one being decided with a 90th-minute penalty in favor of the Iron Ones back in November.

The fixture brings together football and politics in a city which was divided after the end of World War II in 1945.

Champions League clash

Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen face off in what could be a crucial clash for a top-four finish at the end of the season.

Both teams got off to a brilliant re-start of the campaign, noting away wins at Frankfurt (3-1) and Bremen (4-1) respectivelly.

Only two points separate the rivals on the table, as Gladbach sit in third with 52, while Leverkusen are in fifth with 50 on their account. They also have one eye on the Bundesliga crown, as Bayern Munich lead the standings with 58 points prior to the 27th round.