Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Borussia-Park (Mönchengladbach).
Borussia Monchengladbach missed out on the final ticket to the Champions League season when they came in fifth behind Leverkusen with a three-point deficit. The hosts were certainly a formidable side in their previous campaign and succumbed to a loss on just five occasions in their previous seventeen games at home.
On the other hand, Schalke had a less than memorable run in their campaign and consequently finished fourteenth in the table with merely thirty-three points in the bag. The squad hovered dangerously close to the relegation zone for the most part of the season and were just five points shy of being demoted into the second division.
The Royal Blues will certainly have preferred a clash on home soil in their opening game, but that is not to be. With Monchengladbach boasting of an impressive record at the Borussia-Park, the pressure will be on Schalke as the chances of a win for them this weekend is definitely bleak.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of their previous seven clashes have finished in favor of Borussia Monchengladbach.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 to the hosts.
- Schalke’s last victory over Monchengladbach came in 2016.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in five of their last six meetings.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke Prediction
The home team admitted defeat five times on home soil last season in the league. However, four of those losses came against sides from inside the top ten.
Schalke, who managed just four wins from their overall outings last time out, are by no means a challenge for the dynamic Monchengladbach, especially in their own backyard.
Additionally, the away side have not fared well in their recent visits to this venue either. The visitors have come out on top just once in their last thirteen trips here, while Monchengladbach have picked up the win for a whopping thirteen times.
Considering that Schalke have just one win in their last three outings as well, you can certainly rule out any chances of the Royal Blue bringing down the hosts in their opening clash on Saturday.
Neither side have a kept a clean sheet here in their last seven head to head ties. With both teams finding the back of the net in their respective Pokal Cup fixtures as well, expect a goal-scoring spree with over 2.5 goals to feature on the scoreboard.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke Betting tips
Full-time result: Borussia Monchengladbach @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).