Bayer Leverkusen continue their quest to win their first title, but Bayern and Stuttgart still have options to take them down. Follow all games with this guide.

The battle for the Bundesliga will continue this weekend with the top contenders still running on the best possible streak, while those trying to leapfrog them will face complicated challenges to keep the title battle alive.

Following last week's results, Bayer Leverkusen now hold an eight-point lead over Bayern München, who managed to end a two-game losing streak and go back to winning ways. Meanwhile, third-placed Stuttgart saved one point last week, which came in handy after Borussia Dortmund's defeat, a major boost in their efforts to finish third. Meanwhile, the final spot to play Champions League football next year seems to be a matter of two, as RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are separated by only one point.

Speaking of the battle to keep playing in the Bundesliga, Darmstadt's woes continued last week with a mere draw, but that was good enough to get closer to Mainz, who are now just two points ahead of those currently in last place. Köln would be playing the promotion game as we speak, but a slip-up this week could see them drop to straight relegation zone, especially after winning one game out of their last five.

Here are the main things to keep in mind ahead of this weekend's matches.

Broadcast and streaming info for the Bundesliga in the United States

This week's games will be available to watch online via ESPN+, who will carry the full nine matches being played over the weekend. English and Spanish commentary will be available on the streaming platform for users in the U.S. to enjoy. Visit our dedicated ESPN+ website for full details and more entertainment options.

If you live in another country, check out our options to watch the Bundesliga here.

League standings ahead of Matchday 24

Pos.TeamMPWDLGFGAGDPForm
1 Bayer Leverkusen 28 24 4 0 69 19 +50 76 WWWWW
2 Bayern München 28 19 3 6 80 36 +44 60 LLWWD
3 Stuttgart 28 19 3 6 64 34 +30 60 WDWWW
4 RB Leipzig 28 16 5 7 64 33 +31 53 WDWWW
5 Borussia Dortmund 28 15 8 5 55 33 +22 53 LWWWW
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 28 10 12 6 43 36 +7 42 DDLWW
7 Augsburg 29 10 9 10 47 46 +1 39 WLDWW
8 Hoffenheim 28 10 6 12 48 53 -5 36 WLLLW
9 Freiburg 28 10 6 12 40 52 -12 36 LWLWD
10 Heidenheim 28 8 9 11 41 49 -8 33 WDDLL
11 Borussia M'gladbach 28 7 10 11 49 54 -5 31 WLDDD
12 Werder Bremen 28 8 7 13 36 44 -8 31 DLLLL
13 Union Berlin 29 8 5 16 25 45 -20 29 LLDWL
14 Wolfsburg 28 7 7 14 34 47 -13 28 LWLLL
15 Bochum 28 5 11 12 33 58 -25 26 LDLLL
16 Mainz 05 28 4 11 13 26 46 -20 23 WDWLD
17 Köln 28 4 10 14 23 49 -26 22 WDLDL
18 Darmstadt 98 28 2 8 18 28 71 -43 14 LDLLL

Champions League (Group Stage)
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Promotion - Europa Conference League (Qualification: )
Relagation Play-off
Relegation - 2. Bundesliga

Top games to watch 

Freiburg vs Bayern München - The defending champions know its an uphill battle to try and recover the top spot, but doing that will forcefully have to see them winning all their games (and hoping for Leverkusen to drop points). Their first test in that endeavor will be against Freiburg, who have lost four out of their last five and seem to be more worried about their fate in the UEFA Europa League. This tie will be held on Friday so both clubs can enjoy enough resting time ahead of their European fixtures next week.

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Freiburg 2 - 2 Bayern München

March 1, 2024 2:30pmEuropa-Park Stadion (Freiburg im Breisgau)

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Wolfsburg vs Stuttgart - The Schwaben picked up a key point in the race to finish third, and while it may not seem as much, that draw gave them a six-point cushion over Borussia Dortmund. Now, the team led by Sebastian Hoeness will travel to Wolfsburg, where the hosts are trying to end a five-game run without a win that has seen them slide down the standings.

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Wolfsburg 2 - 3 Stuttgart

March 2, 2024 12:30pmVolkswagen Arena (Wolfsburg)

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Köln vs Bayer Leverkusen - The league leaders take a trip to face Köln, one of the teams involved in the battle to avoid relegation. On paper it seems like three more points in the bag for Xabi Alonso's team, especially with two out of their last three trips to RheinEnergie Stadion ending in wins for the Aspirins. The previous clash between these teams ended 3-0 for Bayer, and this one could have a similar outcome given the streak both teams have gone through in recent weeks.

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Köln 0 - 2 Bayer Leverkusen

March 3, 2024 9:30amRheinEnergieStadion (Köln)

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Bundesliga - Full list of games to watch from March 1 to March 3

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