RB Leipzig, formed in just 2009, are on the brink of promotion to Germany's top flight. - © gettyimages / Hessland
RB Leipzig, formed in just 2009, are on the brink of promotion to Germany's top flight. - © gettyimages / Hessland
Bundesliga

Promotion and relegation: the Bundesliga 2 permutations

SC Freiburg have already celebrated promotion to the Bundesliga, but who will be joining them and who will survive dropping into Germany's third tier?

bundesliga.com looks at the permutations in Bundesliga 2 ahead of the penultimate round of action...

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RB Leipzig will be promoted…

…if they win at home to Karlsruher SC…

…if 1. FC Nürnberg fail to win at home to FC St. Pauli.

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TSV 1860 Munich (14th) will be safe…

…if they beat SC Paderborn 07 (18th) and MSV Duisburg (17th) do not win at SV Sandhausen.

1860 would move on to 34 points, while Duisburg could only finish on a maximum of 32 points and Paderborn 31. Since Fortuna Düsseldorf (15th) and FSV Frankfurt 1899 (16th) play each other this week, only one can finish on 34 points or more.

The Lions, who are the only club that can guarantee survival this weekend, will also be safe if they beat Paderborn and Düsseldorf draw with FSV Frankfurt. 1860 would then have 34 points, while Fortuna and FSV would could both only finish on a maximum of 33 points and Paderborn on 31.