Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Borussia Monchengladbach struggled badly to break the deadlock against relegation strugglers Augsburg last Saturday.
It seemed they will be punished for not taking advantage of 44th-minute penalty all up until 78th minute of the affair when left wing Ozcar Wendt finally found the back of the net to open up the way for a second consecutive win for the Foals. Substitute Patrick Hermann made it 2-0 in the third minute of the added time.
Gladbach thus made a fine kick off to the New Year via back-to-back clean sheet wins. They still sit third with a five point cushion on fourth-placed RB Leipzig. The Champions League football is very close, but can Dieter Hecking’s men maintain such spell of form in the final third of the season?
Borussia will face a serious test on Saturday evening when they travel to Gelsenkirchen to take on the likes of Schalke in one of the most exciting ties of the Matchday.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head-to-head
Borussia Monchengladbach have a positive record in head to head games with Die Konigsblauen.
The Foals won 39, drew 28 and lost 26 of 93 encounters with Schalke.
Borussia won two and drew four of past six ties with Die Konigsblauen, each of which saw goals scored at both ends).
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Prediction
The hosts were struggling badly to find the wanted shape at the start of the season. They look good at the beginning of the New Year after claiming four points from two outings against Wolfsburg (2-1 win) and Hertha (2-2 draw).
Gladbach obviously improved their defensive performances, but it is really hard to predict their third straight clean sheet against such an inspired attacking line-up Schalke’s.
Given that all of past six head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends, the BTTS pick just has to be the way to go at 1.70 odds here. Also, as four of past five H2H matches ended without a winner, we have to go for the attractive 3.40 odds offered for the draw as the outcome here.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10).