Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 15 March 2019
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
Borussia Monchengladbach were desperate for a win last week, when they visited Mainz, they had earned just one point from their last four Bundesliga games, and thankfully for them, they bounced back, finally, winning 0-1. Elvedi scored the only goal of the match in the 63rd minute. It was just their third goal in five games, they have struggled offensively for over a month now, but at least they kept a clean sheet, their first in five games. They sit fourth in the table, on 46 points, level with 3rd-placed RB Leipzig. If there are no late surprises, they will start the game with Sommer, Johnson, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt, Zakaria, Strobl, Hofmann, Hazard, Stindl and Plea. Two guys are definitely out, Beyer and Traore, while Doucoure and Drmic were considered doubtful the day before the match.
Things have been going very well for Freiburg since early February. They have lost just one of their last six games, and won two of their last three. Last weekend they beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 at home. They were the only team among those placed 10th and lower, that won last weekend, building an even bigger (11 points) gap between them and Stuttgart, the team that currently occupy the relegation play-off spot. It feels like Freiburg won’t worry in the remainder of the season, as long as they do the… basics. Schwolow, Stenzel, Lienhart, Heintz, Günter, Frantz, Abrashi, Haberer, Waldschmidt, Grifo and Petersen, these should be the first 11. Kath, Kleindienst, Koch and Sallai are out. The day before the game, Gulde was considered doubtful.
Previous five matches:
Mainz vs Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich 1-5
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Wolfsburg 0-3
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin 0-3
Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin 2-1
Bayer Leverkusen vs Freiburg 2-0
Freiburg vs Augsburg 5-1
Schalke vs Freiburg 0-0
Freiburg vs Wolfsburg 3-3
Gladbach’s next game is at Fortuna Dusseldorf, in two weeks. Freiburg will be hosting Bayern Munich after the international break (both Bundesliga matches).
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg: Head to head Stats
Four wins for Gladbach (in a row), and a draw (back in 2012), in the last five games between these two with Borussia as hosts.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg: Prediction
Despite Gladbach’s win last week, I wasn’t really impressed. Freiburg have looked very well for weeks now, and I think it’s worth risking with their double chance.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg: Betting Tips
“Draw or Freiburg is at 2.50”. A less… gutsy (or more reasonable, depends on your point of view) approach would be betting on their 1.5 handicap, at 1.50.