Borussia Monchengladbach vs Celtic
UEFA Champions League – Group C
Date: Tuesday, 1st November 2016.
Kick-off at 19:45 UK.
Venue: Borussia Park, Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach could be eyeing a double against Celtic when the sides meet for the matchday 4 clash in Champions League on Tuesday night, 1st November 2016.
It was Celtic’s best chance to earn a win in the Group C of Champions League 2016/17 when they hosted Monchengladbach on 19th October. The Brenden Rodgers managed sides did control the match for majority of time, but were undone by two Kolo Toure blunders. And the Borussians took full advantage and got the full three points against all odds. Lars Stindl and Andre Hahn scored in the second half as Monchengladbach emerged 2-0 winners against Celtic.
Borussia Monchengladbach are currently third in the group with 3 points with the win on matchday 3. They lost their opening 2 matches, 4-0 at Manchester City and 2-1 at home to Barcelona.
Celtic have one point, courtesy of their thrilling 3-3 home draw against Manchester City. They suffered a heavy 7-0 defeat on the opening day of the campaign against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Celtic: Head-to-Head Stats
The matchday 3 meeting in Glasgow was the first ever competitive meeting between Celtic and Monchengladbach. They had previously met for a friendly on July 2013 at Glasgow, which was also won by Gladbach on a 2-1 margin.
Monchengladbach met Scottish sides for a total of 13 time and picked 4 wins and 3 draws, while losing 5. Their home record from 6 matches is 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
Celtic have a poor record against Bundesliga opponent and they suffered 12 defeats from 19 meetings, while they won 3 and drawn 2. They are yet to win a match in German soil after having drawn 2 and lost 7 from their previous 9 visits.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Celtic: Prediction
Gladbach’s displays in their recent fixtures is below par as they started to drop points even at home. They are in the bottom half of Bundesliga table and haven’t scored of won in any of their last 4 league matches. The two competitive wins from last 7 matches have come in cup matches, and one of which is against Celtic on matchday 3.
Celtic’s record is good in the Scottish league. But to be very honest, they are extremely poor in European away games. They are win-less in 4 away matches starting from the qualification round July 2016 and lost 3 of them. It is very unlikely that they trouble Gladbach in this Champions League fixture.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Celtic: Bet Tips
Monchengladbach to win first-half at 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Full-Time Score: 3-0 for Gladbach at 12.00 (11/1).