Prediction and odds for the game: Freiburg (16/5) v Monchengladbach (4/5)
We are backing the away win
When: Friday, 5th June 2020, Kick-off 19:30
Where: The Schwarzwald Stadion
On Friday night, Freiburg host Monchengladbach at the Schwarzwald Stadion in a game that could be crucial in the fight for the battle for European spots in the Bundesliga.
The home side’s chances of earning a top-six finish have been hampered by a poor run of form since the return from the enforced break. A 1-0 home defeat by Bayer Leverkusen last time out means that Christian Streich’s have failed to win in their previous four league matches, picking up two draws and suffering two defeats. Freiburg’s recent league matches have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last nine games.
Their form recent run of form in the Bundesliga leaves the team from the Black Forest eighth-place in the table, four points adrift of the European spots in the German top-flight.
Freiburg’s recent home record in the Bundesliga has been poor, as they have lost five of their last seven matches in the German top-flight. Their recent matches on home soil have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six matches. Streich’s team has struggled for goals of late on home soil, as they have failed to score in four of their last six matches.
The Foals moved back into the Champions League spot on Sunday with a 4-1 victory over Union Berlin. However, rivals RB Leipzig face a trip to Koln on Monday, which means Die Roten Bullen could leapfrog Marco Rose’s side in the table with a win. The battle for those two final Champions League spots is a close one, with just a point separating Gladbach in third with the fifth-place Leipzig.
Monchengladbach’s recent form in the Bundesliga has been inconsistent of late in the German top-flight. A record of just three wins in their last six league outings is not exactly that of a top-six contender. One facet of Gladbach’s recent league matches that has stayed consistent is they tend to be goal-filled, with six of their last seven games in the Bundesliga producing over 2.5 goals.
The visitors have a strong recent away record in the Bundesliga. Gladbach are unbeaten in five league matches on their travels, recording three wins and two draws. Rose’s team have been prolific on the road of late, scoring at least twice in four of their last five league games on their travels.
Freiburg’s form has not been great of late, while the visitors tend to be strong on their travels. With that in mind, we are backing the away win. We are also backing Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea to be an anytime scorer, as he looked sharp last time out.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 4/5 and/or Alassane Plea to be an anytime scorer at odds of 29/20. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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