Prediction and odds for the game: Monchengladbach (11/5) v Dortmund (23/20)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday 07th March 2020, Kick-off 5:30 PM
Where: Borussia Park
On Saturday evening, Monchengladbach host Dortmund at Borussia Park, in a game that could be massive in the race for the Bundesliga title.
The Foals are fourth place in the German top-flight table, two points behind the third-place visitors and six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. However, they have played a game fewer than their rivals in the Bundesliga top-four.
A 3-2 win at Augsburg last time out in the German top-flight means that Marco Rose’s team are undefeated in five league outings. However, draws against Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig in that run have dented their title chances.
Monchengladbach’s recent Bundesliga games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five outings. Both teams have scored in Gladbach’s last five league matches.
The Foals have a strong recent home record in the German top-flight, as they are undefeated in nine league matches at Borussia Park, having recorded eight victories. In fact, a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim in their last home match in the Bundesliga ended an eight-game winning run on home soil in the league for the home side.
Gladbach have been prolific of late on home soil in the Bundesliga, having scored at least twice in eight of their last nine matches.
BVB are right back in the race for the German top-flight, four points behind league leaders Bayern Munich, while also a point behind second-place RB Leipzig.
Lucien Favre’s team have won six of their last seven league matches after a 1-0 win over Freiburg last time out in the Bundesliga. BVB’s recent good league results have been based on prolific attacking play, as they have scored at least twice in 11 of their last 13 Bundesliga matches. At the other end of the field, Dortmund have also managed clean sheets in four of their last five Bundesliga games.
One factor that has not helped BVB’s title bid is their inconsistent recent away form, as they have won just four of their last 11 matches on their travels. Despite their relatively unconvincing recent away record in the Bundesliga, Dortmund have still managed to score at least twice in five of their last six league matches on their travels. The visitor’s eye for goal on the road has led to six of their last seven away games in the Bundesliga producing over 2.5 goals.
A major positive for Dortmund heading into this game is that they have won the last ten meetings with Gladbach in all competitions.
Monchengladbach are tough opponents at Borussia Park, while Dortmund have failed to find any consistent away from home. However, BVB are the Foals bogey team and we are backing BVB to record an 11th straight win over the home side in a high-scoring encounter.
Verdict: We are backing Dortmund to win at odds of 23/20 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 1/2. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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