Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Date: Friday, 28th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach are on a slow slide down the table in Bundesliga after failing to win their last three matches. The defeat to Bayern Munich in the previous round at the Allianz Arena is no surprise. But they were held to a goal-less draw by Hamburg and thrashed 4-0 by Schalke in the previous rounds. This also left them on a three-match streak without scoring. Coming to matchday 9 with a 10th place in the league table, the pressure is on Andre Schubert to inspire his team for a positive result against Eintracht Frankfurt on the Friday night.
Eintracht Frankfurt got back to winning ways with a 3-0 away win at Hamburg on matchday 8. They haven’t won in the previous three, but there are still positives besides an away defeat at Freiburg, Frankfurt held the heavy weights Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin to draws in high scoring games. They are currently 7th in the league table and only 6 points separate them from the league leaders Bayern Munich.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head-to-head Stats
Borussia Monchengladbach thrashed Eintracht in both of the Bundesliga meetings of last season- 3-0 at home and 5-1 in the away leg.
The Borussians have a good head-to-head record against Eintracht Frankfurt in the recent Bundesliga meetings. They managed 6 wins as Frankfurt’s 3 wins. However, the two of those wins came from Frankfurt’s last 5 visits to Borussia Park.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction
To be fair, Monchengladbach are finding it hard to replicate the kind of form that helped them earn a 4th placed finish last season. At the same time, they will come into the match with plenty of confidence as they are still unbeaten at home in Bundesliga. Also, they have lost only once at home from 10 matches in all competitions. And that lone defeat was against a strong Barcelona team by a narrow 1-2 margin.
Frankfurt despite their mini success at the start of this new season, remains a vulnerable team while playing away from home. They did manage two away wins from their 4 trips this seasons. But that was against rock bottom sides Ingolstadt and Hamburg, while they lost the other two.
With a strong head-to-head record and recent home form, Gladbach can be backed with confidence to win this fixture. Also 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two sides have seen over 2.5 goals, which can be alternate pick for this game.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Betting Tips
Monchengladbach to win at 1.87 (7/8)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.75 (3/4).