- Leipzig on verge of promotion to the Bundesliga.

- Nürnberg retain an outside chance of going up.

- Any three of the bottom five could be relegated but 1860 could be safe this weekend.

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? 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.

1860 could guarantee survival this week, while second-bottom Duisburg will only discover their fate on the final day. © imago

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.