Bayern Munich remains the soccer betting favorite to win the Bundesliga title again, but the club is currently only one point ahead of FC Union Berlin at the top of the standings. Therefore, it can’t afford to lose, not even draw.
As for Borussia Monchengladbach, the Prussians are determined to bounce back after being humiliated by a relegation zone team. Their main goal is to qualify for a UEFA competition, and defeating the reigning champ would be great for their cause.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Way Better at Home
Last Sunday, Borussia Monchengladbach visited Hertha Berlin with the Las Vegas odds on its side. Nevertheless, it lost 4-1. Monchengladbach started winning thanks to Nico Elvedi, but the defense fell apart in the second half.
Things have been different when playing at home, where it owns a 6-1-3 record, already defeating powerhouses such as RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. Most recently, it drew 0-0 to Schalke 04 on Feb. 4. Prior to that goalless draw, it scored at least two goals in three straight games.
Individually, Marcus Thuram is having a great season. He’s the team’s top scorer with 10 goals, while Alassane Plea leads the team in assists with seven. I don’t think the two of them will be playing for Monchengladbach next season since teams all around Europe are already asking about them.
Monchengladbach was eliminated from the DFB Pokal a long time ago. Finishing in the Bundesliga top six is all they’ve left.
Bayern Munich: Back to Normal
After drawing in three straight games, which isn’t usual, Bayern Munich has won its last two matches with a 7-2 aggregate. First, they defeated Wolfsburg 4-2 despite playing pretty much the entire second half with one less player after Joshua Kimmich was sent off. Most recently, they defeated Bochum on Saturday, 3-0, with Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry as the scorers.
The Bundesliga champ defeated PSG midweek in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Bayern won 1-0 with Coman as the scorer. The club controlled the game from start to end, winning possession with 54% and finishing with 18 shots in total, nine more than the Parisians.
No other team has scored more goals than Bayern in the Bundesliga, averaging 2.9 goals per game. It also owns the best defensive unit in the league after only allowing 18 goals, while Borussia Monchengladbach has allowed 33, so that’s pretty good.
Jamal Musiala has scored 10 goals for Bayern. He’s the main reason betting online markets are offering a -250 price for the visitors to win straight up.
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 118
- Borussia Monchengladbach Victories: 29 (152 goals)
- Bayern Munich Victories: 55 (221 goals)
- Draws: 34
Bayern Munich failed to win the first meeting between the two. In fact, it had to come from behind to win a point. Marcus Thuram scored the opener for Borussia Monchengladbach in the first half, while Leroy Sane scored the equalizer seven minutes prior to the end of the match.
Monchengladbach isn’t afraid of the reigning champ. Both won four of their last 10 meetings. During that span, Bayern scored 24 goals, while Monchengladbach scored 15. Goals are guaranteed.
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Match Information
- Match: Borussia vs Bayern
- Date/time: Saturday, Feb. 18. 9:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Borussia Park, Monchengladbach
- Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich Live Stream: fubo TV
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Betting Lines
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Picks and Prediction
Forget about an upset; Bayern Munich is back. Besides Musiala, there are Gnabry and Eric Choupo-Moting, who have scored nine and seven goals. The club recently signed Joao Cancelo, one of the best side-backs in the world. Finally, Kimmich will return after missing the game against Bochum. Summing up, you can expect the reigning champ to put up another great show, enough to include the team’s total going over in your soccer picks.
The Bayern are listed at -250 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Bayern, you have a chance to win $40. The Borussia are +525, offering a chance to win $525 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Bayern a 71.43% chance to win, with Borussia at 16.00%.
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Match Detail