FC Ingolstadt vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Date: Sunday, 26th February 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt.
Ingolstadt strike lucky in their last Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt and earned a vital win to improve their chances of avoiding relegation. They are 17th in the league table and need few more results like this to move into a safe position.
Most the damages were done in the early part of the season, when Ingolstadt went on without a win in their first 10 league matches. There were only 2 points on the board as they lost a massive 8 matches during the period. The next 12 saw them picking up 5 wins and a draw, certainly a drastic improvement.
Talking about improved teams, Dieter Hecking’s men are also in green patch after a poor start to the season. He took over Monchengladbach when they were reeling at 16th in the standings, 3 points away from safety. His five Bundesliga matches in charge saw the Borussians picking up 8 points with 3 wins and 1 draw.
The most remarkable performance so far was in the amazing turnaround against Fiorentina on Thursday. It is certain that Gladbach are a side on top of their confidence and Ingolstadt will find life difficult on Sunday’s encounter.
Ingolstadt vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head-to-head stats
Ingolstadt edged a narrow 1-0 win in their corresponding home fixture against Monchengladbach last season. This is the only meeting between the two sides at the Audi Sportpark. The return leg at Gladbach was a goal-less draw.
Gladbach won 2-0 when the teams met for the reverse leg of the current campaign on 24th September 2016.
Ingolstadt vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Prediction
Borussia Monchengladbach are the better side among the two, both in player quality and form. But the busy fixture schedule could have an adverse effect on Hecking’s men. They were involved in 2 fixtures each week since the start of February, playing a total of 6 matches within 20 days.
Ingolstadt are not on top of their game. But they are an improved side since the start of the new year. It will be a cagey affair and the home side looks good to take a point at least from this tie.
Ingolstadt vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Bet Tips
Draw no Bet – Ingolstadt at 1.85 (6/7).