Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League – Group C
Date: Wednesday, 28th September, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach host Barcelona as they seek for their first win in 2016/2017 edition of the UEFA Champions League.
Gladbach suffered a 4-0 heavy defeat at Manchester City in the first game of the campaign. Sergio Aguero was the man of the show scoring twice in the first half and earning a hat-trick with 10 minutes left on the clock. The Foals went through the qualification stage in style, defeating Switzerland based side Young Boys 9-2 aggregate score. They are also doing well in Bundesliga after managing 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from their 5 matches so far.
Barcelona started their 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League campaign in style with goal-fest victory over Celtic. The Catalans hit 7 goals past their Scottish opponents on matchday one, coming after a disappointing 2-a home defeat in the La Liga to the newly promoted Alaves. The Blaugrana have scored 11 goals in the preceding three league matches one of which is a 1-1 draw against fellow title contenders Atletico Madrid.
- Borussia Monchengladbach currently gathered their 11th straight win at home in all competition. Has scored 9 goals in their last 3 European games, conceding 8 times.
- Barcelona has failed to suffer defeat in 7 consecutive away games in all competition. The Catalan has scored 18 goals in their last 4 games, which include a 7-0 thrashing of Celtic in the UCL.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Team News
Schubert will be missing the service of is top man “Raffael” due to an adductor strain. In addition, Tobias Strobl could also be missing for this crucial encounter on Wednesday.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Predicted Line-Up (3-4-1-2)
Sommer – Elvedi, Christensen, Jantschke – Wendt, Dahoud, Kramer, Korb-Stindl – Johnson, Hazard.
Barcelona: Team News
Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti are out of this Germany visit due to injury. Lionel is nursing a groin injury, while Umtiti is nursing a knee injury.
Barcelona: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Ter Stegen – Rafinha, Pique, Roberto, Alba – Rakitic, Iniesta, Turan – Neymar, Suarez, Rafinha.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona: Head to Head
Both sides will be locking horns for the first in any competition. However, it will be a home coming for Barcelona number 1 shot stopper “Ter Stegen”.
Moreover, Borussia Monchengladbach has 3 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses in their last 5 encounter with Spanish side. Furthermore, Barcelona has 1 win in their last visit to Germany.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona: Prediction
Borussia Monchengladbach incredible home run is something the Spanish side should be wary about. The Foals extended their winning streak at home to 11 consecutive games last weekend. Going in to this clash, Barcelona has 7 unbeaten run in 7 away games in all competition. The Catalan is also the highest scoring team in the UCL after 1 game this season.
In summary, I predict both sides getting a goal, with Barcelona walking away with a victory. Their also an 80% chance of Suarez getting on the score sheet.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Barcelona to Win at 2.60 (8/5)
Luis Suarez to score any-time at 1.40 (2/5).