Borussia Monchengladbach and Schalke meet this Saturday at the Borussia Park. The home unit is after the European stage and is nine points behind the UEFA Champions League. The gap is big, but there is still enough time for Monch to erase that and find themselves in the most prominent club competition in the world. Schalke, one of the biggest teams in Germany and Europe, is stuck at the bottom of the standings, and has very low chances of saving themselves from relegation.
Borussia Monchengladbach (-195) finally won a game. After losing against Leverkusen at home, 2-3, and on the road in Augsburg, 1-0, Monch triumphed in Hoffenheim, where they rolled over the hosts, 1-4. It was a breath of fresh air for the team from Borussia Park, who showed massive flaws in these two events.
Daniel Farke’s boys are pretty confident at home, where they have six wins and three losses in nine games. Overall, Borussia won a much larger share of points at home than on the road, but that’s something normal for them over the past few years.
The majority of the events at Borussia Park are highly efficient. The last six were with at least three goals, and the most recent five saw scores on both ends and with at least four hits.
Schalke (+750) scored just one goal since the restart of the championship. They’ve lost in Frankfurt 3-0, then at home against RB Leipzig, 1-6, which is one of the worst beatings ever at Veltins Arena, and in the latest contest, the Miners managed to take a point against FC Koln 0-0, at home.
The team from Gelsenkirchen is the worst on the road in Bundesliga. Up until this point, Schalke played eight evens away from home, having just two ties and six defeats, scoring four and allowing four times more goals on the other side.
This team doesn’t have the quality to compete in the Bundesliga anymore and the locker room additionally fell apart after the resuming of the competition. Many believed there would be a chance for the Miners to regroup during the World Cup pause, but failing to win in six friendly contests was just another proof of their weaknesses.
Borges Sanches is out for the hosts because of his tendon injury.
Heekeren, Ouwejan, Polter and van der Berg are all out for the guests. Tauer is questionable.
Head to Head Games
Schalke managed to get one point in the first meeting of the year in Gelsenkirchen. The game ended without winners, 2-2, with the Miners snatching that point in the third minute of the injury time through a penalty.
Borussia is a massive favorite here, and their win shouldn’t be questioned. First, they are a better team than the guests, who are already preparingd for the next season and the battles in the second tier. Also, as mentioned before, Monch is pretty confident at home, and we’ve seen them beating much stronger teams than Schalke, which is why we go with their victory in this event.
Pick: Monchengladbach wins -195
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