Besides the Ruhr Derby, we have one more interesting game today. Eintracht Frankfurt is awaiting Borussia Moenchengladbach, in its first game after COVID-19 pandemic shut down Bundesliga competition. Instead of fighting for the upper part of the table, the Eagles are surprisingly near the red zone, and are in an unpleasant situation. Moench, meanwhile, is six points behind Bayern on the top spot.
Eintracht (+190) is one of the most unpleasant surprises of the entire campaign. Many believed that they have the potential to fight for the spot that leads to European competitions, but something happened with them along the way. Maybe it was the fact that they had to play both Bundesliga and the Europa League, and that the roster they had was to thing for such rhythm. Maybe it was just their chemistry, but either way, the team from Frankfurt was posting results way below their level. As far as the punters concerned, they were a good team to bet on, because Eintracht’s games were always rich with goals. Just one in the previous seven in all the competitions they appeared didn’t end with three or more hits.
Borussia Moenchengladbach (+125) is fourth in the standings, two wins away from Bayern Munich. That is not much, and with a little bit of luck, we can see Moench in the title race in no time. They, too, have very efficient contests, and are favoring open and offensive football with lots of chances on both sides. It is no wonder why they scored and allowed at least one goal in the previous seven Bundesliga matches, and in just one, there haven’t been more than three hits. Moench has been quite solid on the road, with six wins, two draws, and four losses.
The good thing for the hosts is that they don’t have any problems with injured or suspended players, and are coming in Saturday’s derby in full mode.
On the other side, only Denis Zakaria is absent. Although he is an important player, Moench has players who are able to replace him.
Head to Head Games
The first meeting of the season ended with Borussia trashing Eintracht with 4:2. It was the third straight head to head event in which team from Frankfurt couldn’t win.
We wouldn’t recommend betting on the final outcome, as there are still many uncertainties regarding the overall state of the players and the teams in general. All of them are coming out of break during which they didn’t have too many training sessions, and in that situation, it would be wise to back out from picking a winner. Instead, efficiency is going to be our primary choice. We expect to see many goals, as these crews don’t know to play defensively and aren’t very tactical on the field. Over 2.5 goals are something pretty realistic, with the moneyline set at -138. If you wish to increase that a little bit, go with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at -105.
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