Young Boys vs Borussia Monchengladbach:
2016/ 17 Champions League Play-Off,
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 2016.
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stade De Suisse (Bern).
Young Boys of Switzerland will be hosting German side Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night. The first leg of their UEFA Champions League Play-off will take place at Stade De Suisse in Bern.
Young boys did well to upturn their 2-0 deficit against Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine in their previous stage. Young boys were beaten 2-0 at Ukraine, with goals from Bernard in 27′ minute and Selesnyov in the 75′ minute. But the Swiss side bounced back at home soil to beat Shakhtar 2-0 and pulling the aggregate to 2-2. A brace from Kubo 54, and 69 minute was enough to take them to penalties where they claimed victory. They now hope for a better performance against the Germans to take them into the next phase.
The Germans have directly qualified for the Champions League play-off after finishing fourth in 2015/16 Bundesliga standings. Fortunately or unfortunately for them, they will be playing the Swiss side for a second time this summer. The teams met in July for a club friendly, which went into the penalties after a 3-3 draw at full time. Borussia Monchengladbach eventually won the penalties 5-4.
Young Boys vs Monchengladbach: Head to Head statistics
This will be the first time that these two sides are meeting in a UEFA competition.
Young Boys had previously played against German opposition on 11 occasions and they have won only twice, while they lost in 5 and drawn in 4.
While Gladbach have previously met an Austrian opposition in FC Zurich during the group stage of 2014/15 Europa League. They won the home leg 3-0 and drawn the away leg in Austria 1-1.
Young Boys vs Monchengladbach: Prediction
Young Boys have won 6 of their last 10 games, lost 3 and drawn 1, while Monchengladbach have won 7 of their last 10, lost 2 and drawn 1. The game could go either way but the home side could edge a win if they take the home advantage to the fullest.
Borussia Monchengladbach have seen at least 3 goals in 7 of their last 8 games, while 4 of the Young Boys last 5 games have seen at least 3 goals. There is a high chance that the game can produce at least 3 goals.
Young Boys vs Monchengladbach: Tips
1) Double Chance – Young Boys/Draw at 1.80.
2) Over 2.5 goals at 1.60.