Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 15th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Borussia-Park (Mönchengladbach).
A tough set of fixtures saw Monchengladbach suffering as far as points are concerned, and they are also in risk of conceding their fourth spot in league standings (the last position which allows entry to the Champions League) to Frankfurt.
Consecutive losses against the best teams in the Bundesliga has seen Frankfurt catching up to Gladbach.
Now, it’s imperative that the hosts put some distance between themselves and the competition trying to reach level with them.
The job might be easier said than done, considering Frankfurt hosts the worst team in the league, Nuernberg, this weekend.
Freiburg has almost set up their future in the German league safe. They are a comfortable mid-table team, with quite a buffer of points to fall back, in case of emergencies. Fans won’t fault them for taking it easy against this desperate lot.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six games in a row saw home wins.
- The last ten matches saw nine home wins and a draw.
- Monchengladbach won the last four meetings at this venue.
- Freiburg recorded just two goals in their last seven visits to the stadium.
- The last time the visitors won at this venue was in 2008.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg Prediction
After losing ground in their race to consolidate Champions League spots, Gladbach will be eager to get back on the field against this comparatively easier opponent and record an easy, morale-boosting win.
Another reason for Borussia going all out for a win is the fact that their closest chaser Frankfurt is hosting the worst team in the competition. A win is a must for Monchengladbach.
The obvious home advantage will help them, and so will the fact that h2h ties have been predominantly in favor of the home team. The last six meetings saw home wins, and so did nine of the last ten. Going even further back, the last 13 wins in a row went for the teams that hosted the tie.
And importantly, at this venue, Gladbach won the last four encounters in succession. Also, keep in mind that Freiburg last tasted victory at this venue back in 2008 (which also remains their only one to this date).
Finally, Freiburg was winless in 12 of their last 14 games on the road, whereas their opposite number won 12 of their last 16 home ties. Their only losses came against some of the best teams in the tournament.
And regarding goals, in h2h games at this venue, the visitors failed to score five times in their last seven meetings.
So, here goes, a dominating win for the home team.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Freiburg Betting Tips
Gladbach to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.40 (2/5).