2019-20 Germany Bundesliga Betting Tip: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04

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Bundesliga started this weekend, so check out our Germany Bundesliga Betting Tip for a tilt between Borussia Monchengladbach and Schalke 04. Gladbach secured European football last year, and they are looking for more of the same in this campaign. Schalke 04, on the other hand, experienced a poor season last year, and they are hoping for a bounce-back campaign in 2019-20.

The Foals are the favorites here, but they are facing selection troubles as a bunch of players are injured. Schalke are in a better position injury-wise, and their strong finish of the previous season on the road is giving them hope they can record a positive result on Saturday.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04: Germany Bundesliga Betting Tip

•   Germany Bundesliga

•   Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach

•   Saturday 17 August

•   18:30 CET

Gladbach Team News and Latest Form

Borussia Monchengladbach are unbeaten in the previous six occasions in which they have opened a new season at home (W4, D2). They allowed only one first-half goal in that period. Historically, they have lost just one of the last eight H2H games played on Bundesliga matchday one (W4, D3, L1).

The hosts opened the scoring in all of those previous six home season games. Although, just one came in the first 30 minutes. The Foals scored six of their nine goals across those matches in the 15 minutes either side of half-time. They conceded three of four after the 66th minute.

Still, Gladbach struggled at the end of last campaign, winning only one of their final five league matches (W1, D1, L3). At home, they are without a victory in eight (D3, L5), allowing a first-half opener in seven.

Gladbach lost the first half 1-0 in five of their previous eight Bundesliga home matches. Both teams scored in five of Gladbach’s last six games played at home.

Marco Rose cannot count on Florian Mayer (knee) and Jonas Hofmann (knee). Lars Stindl is still recovering from his broken leg. A lot of players is questionable to face Schalke, though. Tony Jantschke (back), Fabian Johnson (foot), Christoph Kramer (ankle), and Mickael Cuisance (groin) are all under question mark.

Schalke 04 Team News and Latest Form

Schalke lost five of their previous seven season openers on the road (W1, D1, L5). Four of those defeats came via a single-goal difference.

Additionally, the Miners finished 2018/19 with just one win from their last seven Bundesliga matches (W1, D4, L2). They allowed the opener in the five games that didn’t end without goals.

However, they are unbeaten in their last four top-flight away matches (W2, D2), albeit they conceded the first goal in three.

Four of Daniel Caligiuri’s seven Bundesliga goals for Schalke last year came from the penalty spot. He also scored a penalty in the weekend cup win. Schalke received a total of only two yellow cards in their last three top-flight games.

New head coach David Wagner will be without Rabbi Matondo (foot) and Ozan Kabak (foot). Nabil Bentaleb (groin) is doubtful to face Gladbach.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04 Head to Head

Gladbach won four of the last ten H2H duels (D4, L2), including the previous two while the Foals suffered just one home loss to Schalke in the last ten years. Still, the hosts failed to win in the past eight games in front of their fans, and the Miners are on a five-game unbeaten run on the road.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04: Germany Bundesliga Betting Tip

Six of the previous seven H2H clashes produced goals on both sides, only the last encounter ended 2-0 for Gladbach in Gelsenkirchen. When it comes to duels at Borussia-Park, each of the past seven provided goals on both ends, and that’s why my Germany Bundesliga Betting Tip for this game is BTTS at 1.66 (-152). You can also check out our EPL betting prediction for the tilt between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur here.

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