Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz 05
Date: Sunday 11th December, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Monchengladbach.
Can Andre Schubert finally see an end to a poor streak Borussia Monchengladbach are having? They enter the 14th round clash in Bundesliga being winless in last eight matches (five defeats and three draws). The German manager will be worried since his defensive line conceded as many as eight goals in last two matches.
Truth be told, they did face Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona within the last couple of days, but knowing that Mainz 05 are the 4th highest scoring team in the competition, we can see a more than decent value in backing the visitors to find the net at 4/9.
Gladbach are 7/10 to claim three points, which definitely does not represent any value considering their poor form which mainly arouse from the inconsistency at the back. The Swiss manager Martin Schmidt could not hope for much in the last two Bundesliga matches in which his team managed to find the net against Hertha BSC and Bayern Munich.
However, Gladbach’s defense is the 4th worst of the competition. They could not hold on as Mainz conceded five goals to lose both encounters. One thing that worries us is the fact that Mainz will have a Europa League fixture on Thursday evening, which leaves them no more than two days to recover ahead of the new Bundesliga challenge.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz 05: Head-to-Head Stats
The head to head stats are all tied at nine wins each, but Mainz are looking much better on that field, being undefeated in last four encounters with Gladbach and winning both of the matches the teams played last season.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz 05: Prediction
The main advice – Avoid home win bets at such small odds! The best betting pick will be both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals set at 21/20, which is more than enough to be taken in a mid-stakes single at least! Alternatively, Rafael is 5/4 to back up the fine form and score his third goal in last five matches which surely gives a decent value knowing that Gladbach will be facing one of the weakest defensive lines in the competition.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz 05: Betting Tips
Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals in the match 21/20 (2.05)
Raffael (Gladbach) to score any time 5/4 (2.25).