Bayern Munich host Borussia Monchengladbach in top four Bundesliga action on Saturday evening. We tip this match that historically has never disappointed for the neutral.
Who is playing?
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach
What competition is it?
Bundesliga Matchday 31
What time is Bayern Munich v Borussia Monchengladbach?
17:30 GMT, Saturday June 13 2020
Where do Bayern Munich play?
Allianz Arena, Munich
Where can I watch Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach?
BT Sport 1
Thoughts on Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich are a revitalised, almost unstoppable force so far under Hansi Flick’s tenure. The ex-assistant manager of Germany has installed an entertaining brand of football that contrasts heavily to Niko Kovac’s style, despite the Croat picking up a league and cup double in his first season. Marco Rose’s Borussia Monchengladbach secured a late victory in the infancy of Flick’s reign back in December. Absentees may stunt the expected free flowing game in attack for both sides, in what would otherwise be a nailed-on bet for a high-scoring game.
Eight in a row for Die Roten?
Munich progressed to their third DFB-Pokal final in as many years after victory over Frankfurt on Wednesday; and they can secure their eighth successive ‘Meisterschale’ on Saturday with a victory and anything but a win for Borussia Dortmund in Dusseldorf. They are currently first with a seven point cushion over rivals Borussia Dortmund in second. After their worst start since 2010 at the start of the season, the dismissal of Niko Kovac made way for Hansi Flick, who steadied the ship and directed Bayern back to the helm of German football. Their last loss came back in mid-January against Nuremburg.
Flick’s side have kept three clean sheets since German football’s return in May, averaging over 3 goals a game at the other end of the pitch in the same time in all competitions. Nonetheless, key players in Robert Lewandowski (suspension), Thomas Muller (suspension) and possibly Serge Gnabry (back injury in training) will be cause for concern for the Reds. Long-term absentees in Niklas Sule and Phillipe Coutinho are also sidelined.
BMG pushing for the big time
Marco Rose is looking to secure Champions League football in Monchengladbach for the first time in three years. In his first season in charge of the Foals, the club had a brief stint at the top of the Bundesliga at the end of 2019. ‘Gladbach sit fourth and are level on points with Bayer Leverkusen in fifth, separated by a five goal difference. Recent loss against Freiburg was only their third since January, but is a missed opportunity to secure the grip on fourth spot after Leverkusen’s 4-2 loss against Saturday’s opponents.
The trend of suspended talismans continues after Alassane Plea received a red card against Freiburg last week and will miss out. Partner Marcus Thuram, who has formed a formidable partnership with the Frenchman will miss the striker, in double figures for the season in both goals and assists. Thuram will more than likely lead the line, with support from Breel Embolo, should the Swiss bounce back from a calf injury.
Bayern Munich recent matches:
- Eintracht Frankfurt (h) 2-1 win
- Bayer Leverkusen (a) 4-2 win
- Fortuna Dusseldorf (h) 5-0 win
- Borussia Dortmund (a) 1-0 win
Borussia Monchengladbach recent matches:
- Freiburg (a) 1-0 defeat
- Union Berlin (h) 4-1 win
- Werder Bremen (a) 0-0 draw
- Bayer Leverkusen (a) 3-1 defeat
- Robert Lewandowski (Forward) – 30 Bundesliga goals
- Serge Gnabry (Midfielder) – 12 Bundesliga goals
- Alassane Plea (Forward) – 10 Bundesliga goals
- Marcus Thuram (Forward) – 10 Bundesliga goals
|7th December 2019||BMG 2-1 FCB||Bundesliga|
|2nd March 2019||BMG 1-5 FCB||Bundesliga|
|6th October 2018||FCB 0-3 BMG||Bundesliga|
|14th April 18||FCB 5-1 BMG||Bundesliga|
|25th November 2017||BMG 2-1 FCB||Bundesliga|
Ryan’s betting tip
*Odds correct as of Friday 12 June and are subject to change
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