Borussia Monchengladbach needs to snap, and they need to do it fast otherwise, Champions League next year will be just a dream. The recent results are pretty bad, and this game is one of the most important for them since the start of the campaign. On the other side, Union is on a bad streak, and they too have to start collecting some points, because the relegation zone is just a few steps away from them.
Borussia Monchengladbach (-200) comes in this one with heavy pressure. Monch is in a must-win situation, as they have 53 points and are sitting fifth, two fewer than RB Leipzig, and three than Bayer 04, but with a game in hand compared to the team from Leverkusen.
In the last two games, they scored just once, which is something pretty unusual for this side, and the most recent contest against Werder in Bremen ended 0-0, which was the first game after nine straight in which Monch appeared, which didn’t saw both teams to score. Also, it was only the second in the last ten with under 2.5 goals.
If we analyze Monch’s home clashes, the situation in the previous five is pretty much the same. All of them went above 2.5 goals and both teams to score.
Union Berlin (+600) is without a triumph in six straight games, and from a comfortable position, far away from the relegation zone, they are suddenly in a rough situation. With six rounds to go, Fortuna Dusseldorf is just four points behind them. It is something which could be pretty nasty for the newbies in the league.
They, too, play efficient games, and six of the last eight saw three or more scores. The same ratio is with both teams to score, six in eight. The Iron Ones are pretty bad on the road with just Eintracht behind when looking at the number of points won away from home.
The hosts have numerous troubles with absent players. Tony Jantschke is suspended because of cards, while Breel Embolo, Denis Zakaria, Fabian Johnson, and Tobias Strobl are all injured and unavailable for this event.
A similar situation is with Union, where Robert Andrich has to skip this match due to a red card. Christopher Lenz is doubtful, while Laurenz Dehl, Maurice Opfermann Arcones, and Sheraldo Becker have injuries that prevent them from appearing this Sunday.
Head to Head Games
The first match of the season ended with Union’s 2-0 win. Even though they weren’t agile on the field as guests in that one, the team from the capital scored two goals, first in the 16th minute through Ujah and the second in the stoppage time – Anderson- which was enough for a victory.
High efficiency is the best possible solution here. The style of play and the statistics are suggesting such an outcome, and also the overall situation in which these two sides find themselves at the moment.
There is no place for calculation in this event, especially for the home team, who has the be aggressive and offensive right from the start. Over 2.5 goals is at -180, and that is completely ok from our point of view. If you want to take a more riskier approach, over 2.5 goals in the first halftime, with the moneyline +160 seems totally fine.
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