Prediction and odds for the game: Eintracht Frankfurt (19/10) v Monchengladbach (5/4)
We are backing an away win
When: Saturday, 16th May 2020, Kick-off 17:30
Where: The Commerzbank-Arena
On Saturday evening, Eintracht Frankfurt host Monchengladbach, as both teams look to make a winning return to their Bundesliga campaign after the enforced break in the season.
The home side has endured an underwhelming Bundesliga campaign compared to recent seasons. The Eagles are currently 12th in the table nine points off the European spots, but maybe crucially only six points clear of the relegation play-off berth.
Before the break, Frankfurt were on a run of just one win in five Bundesliga games. In fact, they suffered three straight league defeats before the break, suffering defeats against Dortmund, Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen. What made the defeats worse was that they also conceded at least two goals in all three losses. Their recent league games have offered entertainment value, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last nine outings.
Even home soil has offered Frankfurt little by the way of comfort, as they have won just two of their last six Bundesliga matches at the Commerzbank-Arena. Frankfurt have at least been prolific on home soil of late in the league, scoring at least twice in nine of their last 11 outings.
The Foals early season form that saw them dreaming of the Bundesliga title has haltered in recent months. Marco Rose’s team are now six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. The gap is not an unrealistic one to bridge, but the Bavarians seemed to be back to their ruthless best before the break.
Their main priority now seems to be ensuring that they finish in the top-four and claim a Champions League spot for next season. Rose’s team are currently fourth but are just two points clear of fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen in the race for qualification for Europe’s elite competition.
Gladbach’s form before the break was inconsistent. However, they did lose just one of their previous seven games in the Bundesliga. One thing that has not been inconsistent of late for the Foals in the German top-flight is the flow of goals. In fact, six of their last seven league matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
The visitors are unbeaten in three away games in the Bundesliga, having claimed two straight wins in the Bundesliga on their travels. They also scored at least twice in all three victories.
Frankfurt are enduring a difficult campaign and still need to secure a few wins to avoid being dragged into the relegation play-off spot. However, we are predicting that they will not get anything from this game, as we are backing an away victory in the clash. We are also backing over 2.5 goals to be scored, as Frankfurt have been leaky at the back, while Gladbach are potent in attack.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 5/4 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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