Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund Live, Borussia Monchengladbach Live It’s time for Borussia Derby in the Bundesliga! As two well-known Borussia outfits go head to head against each other in a tight encounter, which is known as the Borussia Derby. Both the Borussias, however, have struggled to perform this season. Borussia Dortmund are currently in fourth place and trailing third-placed Hoffenheim by one point while Monchengladbach are in an even worse situation with 39 points, they are dawdling in 10th position in the table.
A win will be vital for both the sides, especially for the away side, Borussia Dortmund who will aim to overtake Julian Nagelsmann’s TSG for a direct place in the Champions League next season. Here is the predicted Borussia Dortmund lineup to feature against Gladbach on Saturday’s top encounter.
The Borussia Monchengladbach is stuck in the middle of the league table this season. The team that played in the Champions League last season and Europa League this season is in jeopardy of not seeing any European competitions football next year.
They rank ninth with 39 points in 29 matches and are only two points behind the spot that leads to Europe play but this part of the table is very crowded and it looks like seven teams will be in the battle for those two left spots as first four teams on the table already distanced themselves on the top. Besides Monchengladbach, Hertha, Freiburg, Koln, Werder and Frankfurt are all ranked in five points span with chances of ending fifth or sixth in the league.
When it comes to the recent form, Monchengladbach is 4-1-3 in the last eight games and they are 2-0-2 in the last four home matches. They are 7-3-4 overall at home this season with 21-12 goal difference (37-41 overall) and they rank ninth in the home league table with 24 of 42 possible points earned. 50% of Borussia’s home games are over 2.5 goals but only 14% of their home matches are over 3.5 goals in total.
They score 1.50 and concede 0.86 goals per match at home (1.28-1.41 overall) and only 10% of their games are over 2.5 goals at half-time. In half of their home matches this season both teams scored and most common result at home is a 1:2 loss (occurred three times). Most common results in front of their own crowd at the half-time are 1-0 lead and 0-0 (occurred five times each).
Striker Lars Stindl tops the team in scoring this season with nine goals while Raffael has six in his account. Leading assister is Mahmoud Dahoud with six while Thorgan Hazard and Cristoph Kramer collected four assists each. Defenders Andreas Christensen and Jannik Vestergaard top the passing segment with 1344 and 1293 total passes. Goalkeeper Yann Sommer played in every game of the season so far and collected 79 saves and has 10 games with clean sheets.
Christoph Kramer (Knee) is expected to be back in late April while Fabian Johnson (Thigh) should be available in few days. Raffael (Knee), Tony Jantschke (Wrist), Moritz Nicolas (Broken arm), Mamadou Doucoure (Thigh) and Joel Mero (Broken leg) are all day to day while Thorgan Hazard (Knee) and Marvin Schulz (Groin) are back in training and they are both available to coach Hecking.