VfL Bochum and Fortuna Düsseldorf face crucial days. The relegation matches this Thursday at the Ruhrstadion and Monday (20:30 each) in Düsseldorf will decide who will play next season the Bundesliga can compete and who plays in the second league.

The descent today live on TV and streaming

Both matches will be broadcast on free-to-air television on Saturday 1. The relegation matches can be followed for free and streaming on ran.de. In addition, the games are also broadcast on paid portals such as DAZN or Sky.

To the live broadcast on ran.de


To the live broadcast on DAZN


To the live broadcast on Sky

Who has more possibilities?

Of course, this depends on many factors and it is difficult to give a general answer. The current form speaks for Fortuna, while the history of previous relegations between first and second division teams speaks for VfL. In 25 decisive duels between a Bundesliga club and a second division club, ten of them between 1982 and 1991, the second division teams were only able to win on six occasions. Since 2012, the second division team has only twice won the award for a good season with promotion to the playoffs. Düsseldorf then beat Hertha BSC and in 2019 1. FC Union Berlin was promoted in the relegation match against VfB Stuttgart.

The decline continues in our live ticker.

It's about a lot of money

There is a lot at stake for the clubs, not only on a sporting level but also economically. In the event of relegation, VfL expects television revenues alone to be around 40 percent less than in the current Bundesliga season. It is estimated that Bochum will receive around 38 million euros this season; There is no official list for how the TV money will be distributed. For Fortuna, the promotion would mean additional income in various areas for a total of around 30 million euros.

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