The title race may have ended this week with Bayern Munich clinching its 24th league title in dominant fashion, but the rest of the league is as competitive as ever.
Below Bayern, up to eight teams are currently battling it out for a spot in Europe, with FC Augsburg, Hertha Berlin and Mainz all potentially upsetting the odds to qualify.
But the most heated race of all is happening in the bottom half of the table, where eight teams have a realistic chance of being relegated. With seven games remaining, the relegation battle is as tight as it has ever been in recent memory.
More than ever, teams will have to look inside themselves and find that little extra spark that will save their season. The magic number of points to stay up has usually been at the low- to mid-30s mark, and there are currently eight teams that are still teetering on the edge.
Based on form and ability, let us look at those eight teams and analyze who the most likely are to go down at season’s end.