Monchengladbach vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadion in BORUSSIA-PARK (Monchengladbach).
Borussia and Schalke come into their third round tie in completely opposite moods. The hosts have reasons to be satisfied with the start to the new campaign having picked up four points from outings against Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg.
Dieter Hecking can particularly be thrilled with his side’s defensive showings as the team allowed their rivals very few goal-scoring chances in spite of playing the attacking-minded 4-3-3 formation.
The Foals shipped just a single goal in two games and they could likely continue such fine form here against the struggling Schalke who only scored once in their back-to-back defeats to Wolfsburg and Hertha.
It’s truly been an underwhelming start for a very strong Schalke squad. The head coach Domenico Tedesco has an intriguing attacking line-up with the likes of Marc Uth, Breel Embolo, Guido Burgstaller and Yevhen Konoplyanka, but they are all yet to deliver in the new season. Can the match at BORUSSIA-PARK be their turning point?
Monchengladbach vs Schalke: Head-to-head
These two sides shared spoils in each of last four head to head matches.
They met each other in the last 16 round of Europa League two years ago when Schalke advanced on the away goal rule.
Generally, visits to Monchengladbach have not brought much success for Die Konigsblauen over the course of history (just 6 wins and 29 defeats in 46 games).
Monchengladbach vs Schalke: Prediction
Looking at the head to head tradition in matches played at BORUSSIA-PARK and teams’ form at the start of the season, we have to try with the home win at the 2.25 odds. Hecking’s troops are organized better at the start of the campaign.
Tony Jantschke and Matthias Ginter make a formidable centre-back pair and Schalke will likely struggle in the build-up play moving forward here.
Punters who’d like to chase big longshots can try with Borussia to keep a clean sheet at the sky-high 3.25 odds.
Those who’d like to add a safer pick to their accumulators can go with the home win or draw double chance at 1.35.
Gladbach had a strong home record in the previous term of Bundesliga, winning 9, drawing 4 and losing 4 of 17 matches at BORUSSIA-PARK.
Monchengladbach vs Schalke: Bet Tips
Gladbach to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Gladbach to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25 (9/4).