Borussia Monchengladbach will be in all-out desperation mode when they host visiting Wolfsburg in a matchup of fringe title contenders on Tuesday. With both clubs looking to give their Bundesliga championship hopes a big boost in this matchup, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their Bundesliga odds.
Bundesliga Wolfsburg Vs Monchengladbach Match Preview
Why Bet On Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach is in fifth place in the Bundesliga standings with 56 points. The Foals are just one point behind Leverkusen but 17 points behind league-leading Bayern. Gladbach has scored 58 goals this season while allowing 238 defensively (+20). The bad news is that Gladbach is playing bad soccer at the worst possible time, having lost two straight and three of their last five overall. Gladbach was on the wrong end of a 2-1 loss against league-leading Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Leading scorer Marcus Thuram was taken off due to injury and a Jonas Hoffman goal disallowed for an offside call in just the first 16 minutes of the game. A Bayern own-goal gave Gladbach hope, but the hosts still managed to net the winner with just four minutes remaining in regulation.
Thuram and Frenchman lead the Foals with 10 strikes each. Goalie Yann Sommer leads the entire Bundesliga with 123 saves. He has recorded six clean sheets in 31 games this season and gives up a goal every 73 minutes on average. Gladbach is an encouraging fourth in goals scored (58), sixth in shots per game (13.7), fifth in ball possession (51.7%) and sixth in passing accuracy (81.4%).
Most Likely line-up
- Gladbach: Sommer – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt – Kramer, Neuhaus – Herrmann, Stindl (c), Hofmann – Embolo
- Out: Bensebaini (suspended), Johnson (muscular), Plea (groin), Raffael (foot), Strobl (hamstring), Thuram (ankle), Zakaria (knee)
- Doubtful: –
- Coach: Marco Rose
Why Bet On Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg is in sixth place in the Bundesliga standings with 46 points. The Wolves are 10 points behind fifth place Gladbach and have scored 44 goals while allowing 38 this season (+6). Wolfsburg comes into this affair off a 2-2 draw against eighth place Freiburg at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday.
The Wolves put four goals in the back of the net in the first half, but were awarded just two goals by Wout Weghorst with two other tallies canceled out by VAR. Freiburg eventually tied the game and it finished that way despite the fact that both clubs had multiple scoring opportunities.
Dutch striker Weghorst has a team-high 14 goals while Renato Steffen has six strikes and Arnold has added eight assists. Goalie Koen Casteels has turned away 66 shots in his 23 appearances this year,the 17th in most saves in the league. He has recorded five clean sheets and allows a goal, on average, every 69 minutes of play. The Wolves are eighth in goals scored (44), fifth in shots per game (14.2), ninth in ball possession (48.8%) and 15th in passing accuracy (75.6%).
Camacho, Karamoko, Otavio, William, and Mehmedi are all injured and will not be in the lineup.
Most Likely line-up
- Wolfsburg: Casteels (c) – Mbabu, Pongracic, Brooks, Roussillon – Gerhardt, Arnold – Steffen, Schlager, Brekalo – Weghorst
- Out: Mehmedi (Achilles tendon), Otavio (ankle), William (knee)
- Doubtful: Camacho (ankle)
- Coach: Oliver Glasner
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While both teams are in desperate need of a win in this matchup, Wolfsburg has won two straight and three of the last five meetings in this rivalry including a 2-1 home win in December that followed an emphatic 3-0 road win I February of 2019. Still, despite their recent struggles, Borussia Monchengladbach has been the better and more consistent team all season long and I believe their five more victories and 12 more goals scored this season both have to mean something. I’m going with Borussia Gladbach to get it done in this affair, although I think a wager on a draw is well-warranted.
Pick: Gladbach 2 Wolfsburg 1