The action in the Bundesliga continues this weekend, as the Champions League-chasing Borussia Monchengladbach take on Freiburg away from home. The action in the Bundesliga has been entertaining since it restarted, and these two sides have been among the most entertaining to watch. However, one of these sides chances of achieving a European finish will be dented this weekend.
Borussia Monchengladbach would have been forgiven for thinking that their chances of finishing in a Champions League place were over a number of weeks back when they were beaten by Bayer Leverkusen. However, they were able to regain fourth spot after Bayer were hammered by Wolfsburg.
The cards are certainly in Monchengladbach’s hand for the remainder of the season, as they just need to better Bayer’s results until the end of the season. They currently have a lead on goal difference over Bayer, with four goals the difference. Monchengladbach have been in indifferent form since the Bundesliga returned as they have won two of their four games. They have lost once and drawn on one occasion. They won last time out against Union Berlin, with Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea both on the scoresheet.
Freiburg will still feel as though they could finish in the Europa League spot. However, they will need to have a change in fortunes as they are yet to win since the Bundesliga resumed last month. Since the restart, they have lost twice and drawn twice. They are now four points outside of the top four, and defeat this weekend could see them drop into the bottom half of the table.
Their form since the restart means that a defeat in this fixture would all but end their hopes of finishing in the top six. Last time out Freiburg were beaten 1-0 by Bayer, with Kai Havertz scoring the only goal of the game on that occasion.
The head to head record would indicate that this could be a tense matchup between the two sides. Freiburg have won the more matches, as they have won on nine occasions. Monchengladbach have won eight times and there have been five draws. BetXChange think that the draw is an unlikely result as it is valued at 2.88. Their meeting earlier in the season ended in a comfortable 4-2 success for Monchengladbach.
Freiburg will have a near fully-fit squad to select from, with just Yoric Ravet missing as he has a muscle injury. Monchengladbach will be missing a number of first team regulars, with Breel Embolo, Fabian Johnson and Denis Zakaria all missing. Regardless, Monchengladbach should still have enough quality to get the three points from this fixture.
Freiburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Monchengladbach are the heavy favourites to get the three points from this fixture, as they have the most quality within their side. The fact that Freiburg haven’t won since the restart will be a worry for gamblers, and for that reason the most knowledgeable bets will be on the Monchengladbach win.