At the time of writing, the clubs scrutinized in today’s Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund preview are separated by four places and three points in the Bundesliga standings. Qualification for next season’s Europa League will be minimum target for these clubs as we enter the final few months of the campaign, though both are still in contention for the top four lucrative Champions League positions.
Borussia Monchengladbach entered the winter break on a poor run of just one win in five matches. Dieter Hecking had hoped that a few weeks rest would reinvigorate his struggling players, but three defeats from four Bundesliga games since the restart show that their problems remain. Gladbach are just three points outside of the UCL qualification places ahead of today’s Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund betting tips, though the tight nature of the division means a loss next weekend could see them tumble into the bottom half of the standings.
Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their last six Bundesliga contests, though three draws during that period make the positivity of that sun shine a little less brightly. BVB have amassed more points on the road this season than they have at the Westfalenstadion, which should worry Gladbach a little. The loss of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal will be offset a little by the return from long-term injury of talismanic winger Marco Reus and it will be interesting to see how new boss Peter Stoger chooses to organise his attack. Read our German football betting predictions below.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction and Betting Advice
When the teams in examined in this week’s Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund bets do battle, goalmouth and penalty area action is usually guaranteed with the match ticket. BVB have actually won this fixture for five games in a row, but the inconsistency they have shown this season, coupled with the upheaval in their squad during January means that staying away from the outright result predictions is a smart move.
In the last five clashes between these German giants, remarkable twenty-five goals have been scored. BVB put six past Die Fohlen the last time they met and they beat them 3-2 away and 4-1 at home during their 2016/17 campaign. The season before that they won 3-1 at the Stadion im Borussia-Park and 4-0 at the Westfalenstadion.
Any fixture that averages five goals per game needs to be backed in the total goals market. You can get odds of 7/5 for over 3.5 goals to be scored, but we recommend taking the safer odds of 5/9 at Sunbets for the over 2.5 goal option. We chose Sunbets to provide today’s Bundesliga football betting odds due to the excellent value they offer.
In similar fashion to our first pick, the second of today’s Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund predictions also dips into the ever popular goal markets. Both of these clubs managed to get themselves on the scoreboard on each of the last four games they played against each other. In fact, each side registered at least once on six of their last eight encounters since 2014.
Interestingly, Die Fohlen have only kept one clean sheet in their last fourteen competitive fixtures. In the Bundesliga, they have stopped their opponents from scoring just once in their last thirteen attempts. Gladbach have the joint worst defensive record in the current Bundesliga top ten – they will always give the opposition chances to score.
BVB’s defence has been similarly porous. They have only secured two clean sheets in their last sixteen league matches. In contrast, their figures in attacking areas are much healthier looking. They have only failed to score once in their last eighteen Bundesliga outings. With both defences regularly under-performing, it’s likely that we will see goals at both ends next week. After careful research, we found the most valuable odds on offer for our second pick are located at Betfair.