B. Monchengladbach – 1. FSV Mainz 05 : Preview & Prediction
Borussia Mönchengladbach and Mainz play at Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK in a Bundesliga 11th round matchup. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stadium was 11-12-2016, in a game for the Bundesliga that ended with the victory of Borussia Mönchengladbach by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by A. Christensen (76 ‘). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in 6th place, having won 17 points. In the last match, he beat Hoffenheim by (1-3), having lost at home in a game against Bayer Leverkusen (1-5). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 9 points out of 15, after 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 matches at their home stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 10 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 5 home games in all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals in minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The Mönchengladbach team, who once had extremely homely team status, who only did their results in the home, has emerged in a very regular season, playing well at home and away. With 17 points still in the fight for the championship as we all know, but it is the fact that the team is making very solid games that catch our attention. Even with a negative balance and having one of the worst defenses of the competition so far, the team has managed to score and also reestablish its football and its defensive structure. In this game against Mainz, the tendency is for you to play a very hard and strong game, playing on your opponent’s mistake, a factor that can work very well if you take into account the banal mistakes Mainz has already made in the competition.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 11 points. In their last match, they drew 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt at home (1-1) after losing 2-0 to Schalke 04 in their last match. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last 4 out of the league, Mainz have had 1 draw and 3 defeats, having won 1 in 12.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 4 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Mainz is undergoing an internal crisis, where their football was lost amidst the outbreak of turmoil. But the team is still in contention to distance themselves from the relegation zone and aims to surprise Mönchengladbach at home, thus tearing up valuable points from a tough opponent in their territory. The issue here is the lack of creativity of the team, because the team has difficulties to score goals in the competition. His defense is not as leaked, he has a better look than his opponent, however with his difficulty in scoring, allied with his poor performance in games away from home, you can not expect too much from a team that will face an extremely calculating team.
B. Monchengladbach – 1. FSV Mainz 05 : Betting Tips
B. Monchengladbach – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70