With two rounds to go, Bayern Munich still didn’t secure the Bundesliga title, but they have a chance of doing the same against Borussia Monchengladbach. There isn’t a better way of celebrating their ninth-consecutive championship trophy than against one of the big rivals. However, the fierce rivalry between these two teams will be a massive motive for Monch, who, by the way, wants to reach the Europa League as well. They are four points behind Leverkusen, with solid prospects of erasing that gap. As for Bayern, with three points on Saturday, they are the new (old) German champions.
Bayern Munich (-300) come into this match with one other big motive to win. Robert Lewandowski has 36 goals, four short of the single-season record-holder and the German legend, Gerd Muller. Hansi Flick recently said that he would do anything in his power to make it possible for Lewa to take down that record. The Pole was injured for a while, and if it weren’t for those absences, there is no doubt that he would already reach Muller.
Bayern is coming off a loss in the last round, against Mainz on the road, 2-1, and it seems that they still grieve due to the Champions League elimination. We’ve expected to see them more productive, and once looking at the past five games, they would score just once three times.
Now, with the title at stake here and Lewandowski on the pitch, ready to attack the record, we expect to see a massive sense of urgency among the hosts.
Borussia Monchengladbach (+650) plays very interesting matches lately, and what is more importantly, efficient. Their last six all ended with over 2.5 goals, while the previous four concluded with at least four scores.
Overall, they woke up following a stretch of very poor results, losing just once in the previous six games, while posting four wins and a draw. In their last week’s contest, Marco Rose’s guys trashed Arminia Bielefeld, 5-0, boosting the morale before the trip to Munich.
There isn’t much to say about this team. Monch likes to play open and offensive, but to be honest, their defense is a bit reckless and without a quality to play consistently.
Douglas Costa and Tolisso are both out due to respective injuries, while Choupo-Moting is for now listed questionable due to back issues.
On the other side, Musel and Doucoure are out with injuries.
Head to Head Games
Borussia was better in the first part of the campaign, defeating Bayern 3-2 in Monchengladbach. After 20 minutes, the guests had a 0-2 lead, yet they would lose it until the halftime break. After that, Borussia scored once more, securing the victory.
Bayern will be all fired up for Saturday, and we all know what their power is once they enter one game with full speed. Lewa is back and hungry, and the entire team is motivated to close out this season with some style. Borussia’s defense isn’t capable of stopping mediocre defenses, let alone the best one on the continent, and that is why we predict Bayern’s massive win.
The safest bet is Bayern -1.5, with the odds at -110. The next one would be Bayern to score two or more goals in the first 45 minutes +110.
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