Last season, Borussia Monchengladbach fought bravely even against Real Madrid. That’s why I believe they’re much better than 16th place. Any team can have a bad start to the season, but not all can reverse it. Monchengladbach has what it takes to do it.
On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund started the season on the right foot and is fighting for first place. Things tend to get easier when you have a goal-machine such as Erling Haaland.
Despite the home side situation, this definitely deserves to be the Bundesliga Match of the Week. Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer betting lines for Monchengladbach vs Dortmund. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
Game: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund
Location: Borussia Park, Monchengladbach
Time: Saturday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Bundesliga Betting Lines
|Borussia Monchengladbach||+½ +105||+315||3½ -110o||1½ +135o/-165u|
|Borussia Dortmund||-½ -125||-125||3½ -110u||1½ -190o/+155u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 125
- Borussia Monchengladbach Victories: 34 (195 goals)
- Borussia Dortmund Victories: 56 (246 goals)
- Draws: 35
The last time they met, regarding the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2. Nico Elvedi was the Man of the Match after scoring twice. Prior to that, Dortmund beat Monchengladbach 3-0 at Signal Iduna Park. That time Haaland was the one who scored twice. Last season, they met once more in the DFB Pokal Quarterfinals. Dortmund won 1-0 with a goal from Jadon Sancho, who now plays for Manchester United.
Dortmund owns an astonishing 9-0-1 record in their last 10 meetings with Monchengladbach. During that span, they scored 26 goals, at least one in each match, and allowed 10. They also finished with a clean sheet four times and the total went over in seven of those games.
Why bet on Borussia Monchengladbach?
The main reason for you to include Borussia Monchengladbach in your soccer picks is easy: they can’t afford to lose. They’re in the relegation zone with four points thanks to a 1-1-3 record, five goals for, and nine against. They’ve the same points as twelfth place, but they need to start winning now.
Most recently, they lost 1-0 to Augsburg. Other than the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal, they’re not playing in any other competition. That should allow them to get more rest and concentrate on getting better.
They remain unbeaten at home, including a draw (1-1) with Bayern Munich. Limit Bayern to one goal, they’ve scored 19 since then, it’s not easy at all. They also are 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 over/under.
Individually, Lars Stindl leads the team in scoring with two goals. Last season, he scored 14, for a personal best. His main goal this season is to set a new personal record and maybe sign with a powerhouse.
They’ve been heavily affected by the injury bug, especially on defense. Mamadou Doucoure and Marcus Thuram are out, while Stefan Lainer and Ramy Bensebaini remain questionable. Their expected lineup is Yann Sommer; Louis Beyer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Joe Scally; Christoph Kramer, Florian Neuhaus, Patrick Hermann, Hannes Wolf, Lars Stindl; Alassane Plea.
Why Bet on Borussia Dortmund?
If there’s a team that can dethrone Bayern Munich it’s Borussia Dortmund. Keep that in mind when placing your betting online ticket.
Dortmund currently sits in third place with 12 points thanks to a 4-0-1 record, one point less than Munich. They’ve scored 17 goals, second best in the league, and allowed 11, third-worst in the league.
Most recently, they beat FC Union Berlin 4-2. At one point, they were up 3-0, that’s why manager Michael Zorc wants his players to be more focused from now on.
“We let go of the reins a bit after going 3-0 up. The area we need to improve is defending set-pieces. We can’t give so much away from our opponents,” said Zorc in a post-match interview. He’s totally right. Union Berlin couldn’t complete the comeback, but better prepared teams will.
Individually, Haaland has been sensational, as usual. He leads the team, and the league, in scoring with seven goals. He also leads the team in assists with three. There’s nothing this young striker can’t do.
Dortmund also started the season 3-2 against the spread and 4-0-1 over/under. Their only loss so far was on the road.
They also have plenty of players in the injury list, including Marcel Schmelzer and Giovanni Reyna. Julian Brandt and Soumaila Coulibaly are also out. Those four will help big time when healthy.
Their expected lineup is Gregor Kobel; Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro; Jude Bellingham, Axel Witsel, Mahmoud Dahoud; Marco Reus, Donyell Malen, Erling Haaland.
Final Analysis and Predictions
There’s no doubt that Borussia Dortmund is the better team. However, I do expect Borussia Monchengladbach to put up a fight. I also expect plenty of goals, they combined for three or more goals in three of their last four meetings. Dortmund will take the reins right from the start, but Monchengladbach will hurt them on the counterattack. You can also expect Haaland and Stindl to show off.
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Score Prediction: Borussia Monchengladbach 2 – Borussia Dortmund 3