Apart from their last-second 1-0 win against Wolfsburg to secure a place in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals, Borussia Monchengladbach has grown accustomed to high-scoring fixtures, with a 1-0 loss to Leipzig being an anomaly.
Soccer betting aficionados have certainly grown accustomed to seeing high-scoring games when it comes to Die Fohlen. Despite losing key players such as Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram on free transfers, Gladbach are giving their fans plenty to smile about this season, winning three of their last four matches..
If there’s one thing that fans can expect when it comes to Gladbach, it’s goals galore. Outside of the Bundesliga’s top four, no team has scored more goals than Gladbach (27), whilst only Darmstadt (34) have conceded more than Gladbach (28). As such, it may come as a surprise to learn that Las Vegas soccer odds are putting the lines at -108 for Over 2.5 goals in comparison to -112 for the Under.
Union Berlin Dead Last
Whilst Gladbach sit 10th in the Bundesliga, Union Berlin find themselves bottom of the table, two points away from safety, with a game in hand on every bottom-half side. They snapped a 12-game losing streak when they drew 1-1 to Napoli, but a 4-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen would see Urs Fischer receive his marching orders after five years at the helm, with Union drawing 1-1 to Augsburg and Braga in their next two games. Six of the last seven meetings between Union and Gladbach have seen both teams find the back of the net, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this match continue that trend.
Skip Sides, Bet the Total
Gladbach have kept just one clean sheet in the Bundesliga, whilst only one of their league matches has featured under 2.5 goals. As for Union, though, whilst the betting lines are backing them to get their first win since Aug. 26 with their moneyline being set at +115 in contrast to Draw (+265) or Gladbach win (+220), getting three points will be a tough ask against The Foals.
Both teams have experienced their fair share of highs and lows this decade, with Gladbach reaching the Champions League Round of 16 in 2020-21 before regressing towards midtable malaise and finishing 10th in two straight years. As for Union, they find themselves in last place whilst also playing Champions League football for the first time in club history.
Union Berlin’s laughable defensive record makes this a no-brainer for your soccer bet predictions. Union have conceded 27 goals in 12 league matches, and you’d have to go back all the way to May for their last Bundesliga clean sheet. I’m backing this one to be a high-scoring fixture.
Question Of The Day
Which Bundesliga player will have the most impressive performance this week?
Harry Kane has scored 18 goals in 12 Bundesliga matches, and after 10 days of rest, he’ll be looking to continue his stellar form on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt.