Prediction and odds for the game: Monchengladbach (21/10) vs Dortmund (23/20)
We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5
When: Friday, 22nd January 2021, Kick-off 19:30
Where: Borussia Park
On Friday night, Monchengladbach host Dortmund at Borussia Park in the Bundesliga.
The Foals head into this clash on a four-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, after a poor run of form in the German top-flight. Last time out, Marco Rose’s team recorded a 1-0 home win over Werder Bremen.
The good run of form has moved Gladbach to within a point of the fourth-place visitors in the race for the Champions League spots. They are also outside the Europa League spots courtesy of inferior goal difference to sixth-place Union Berlin.
The visitor’s recent league games have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their previous nine matches in the Bundesliga.
Monchengladbach have been typically hard to beat at Borussia Park, losing just one of their last 12 matches on home soil. Rose’s team has also recorded back-to-back home wins over Bayern Munich and last time out a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen. Although their recent league games at home have not all been high-scoring, both teams have scored in eight of their last ten matches.
The visitors are hanging on to a top-four spot, despite a highly inconsistent recent run of form. However, several teams, including Gladbach are now breathing down their necks in the race for the lucrative Champions League spots.
A 2-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen last time out further dented BVB’s ever declining hopes of winning the Bundesliga title this season. The game was another league outing without a clean sheet for the visitors, who have managed just one in their last 11 outings in the German top-flight.
The fact that Dortmund have failed to keep clean sheets has led to both teams scoring in ten of those aforementioned 11 matches in the Bundesliga.
Just like their recent Bundesliga form in general, Dortmund’s away form in the German top-flight has been highly inconsistent of late. In fact, the visitors have won two, lost two and drawn one of their previous five league games on their travels.
With Dortmund’s generous defence of late, it is no surprise that both teams have scored in BVB’s last six away games in the Bundesliga. They have also scored in 19 of their last 20 away games in the German top-flight.
Monchengladbach are definitely in more consistent form than the visitors. However, the Foals have an awful recent record against Dortmund, losing the last 12 meetings with BVB. We believe that record will end in this clash, but that the game will produce a draw. The other bet we recommend is both teams to score at odds of 1/2.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5 and/or both teams to score at odds of 1/2. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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