Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 17 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
With Schalke finding their form at home, they are the favorites in the clash with Monchengladbach despite the latter leading in the table.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Match Preview
Schalke has been caught in the draw trap for the second time in a row. Their previous encounter in Bundesliga ended in a 2-2 draw with Freiburg at home.
In the meantime, Monchengladbach faced Hertha in their prior clash which ended in a goalless draw on the road. Even so, they have managed three wins in their last five league clashes.
Hence, we can expect a close encounter when the teams within the top 5 spot lock horns at Veltins Arena.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Stats
- Schalke: 17 matches – 8 wins – 6 draws – 3 losses – 30 points.
- Monchengladbach: 17 matches – 11 wins – 2 draws – 4 losses – 35 points.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of their last seven meetings had ended in a draw.
- Both teams scored goals in six of the last eight fixtures.
- The visitor has marked three of the last five wins in their clashes.
- Their previous encounter ended in a goalless draw at Monchengladbach.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Schalke will be eager for the three points since it will take them to the top four spots in the Bundesliga table.
However, Schalke will be aiming to utilize their home ground advantage in the match.
Evidently, Schalke has lost only one of their nine home matches so far in their schedule.
Besides that, Schalke is without a home defeat for the last five months in major competitions. So, the host will be confident to play Monchengladbach at their own turf.
Even so, four of their unbeaten eight games at home were drawn in the end. As such, we cannot count on the home team to take all three points from the clash.
Along with that, Monchengladbach has lost three of their 8 away fixtures in the campaign so far. Also, three of these losses have come within the past five trips on the road.
Apart from that, Monchengladbach has taken a dip in form in their away games recently. Hence, the host has chances to take advantage of the opponent’s poor away form. So, we can expect Schalke to have more control over the game.
Even so, Monchengladbach cannot be written off easily. So, it is safer to go with a double chance in the game.
Also, Borussia Monchengladbach is known to make comebacks and they do need that to stay in the top part of the league table.
Hence, there is a chance to see both teams sharing the spoils in the clash.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting tips
Double chance: Schalke or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).