This coming Friday evening, the kick-off of the 13th Bundesliga matchday is scheduled at the Stadion am Borussia-Park. Borussia Mönchen Gladbach welcomes VfB Stuttgart at home for an important clash. The home side is currently in a clear crisis, which is why the Foals have fallen to 11th place in the table. Now they face an important tough task with the 15th-placed team in the table. The visitors have shown a marked improvement in form in recent weeks under new head coach Michael Wimmer, which is why Borussia face an incredibly difficult exchange of blows.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. VfB Stuttgart: The starting position
- Form Gladbach: the past 4 games without a win – most recently 3 defeats in a row.
- Form Stuttgart: 3 wins and 2 defeats from the last 5 matches
- Favourites: Gladbach are the favourites according to the bookmakers
A month ago, the home side would have been considered clear favourites to win, but things have changed in the meantime. The Foals have to turn things around, which will not be an easy task against Stuttgart, who have been in good form recently. For the Swabians, it is now a matter of asserting themselves against a European contender and finally achieving the turnaround. With an away win, Wimmer’s team could move to within 3 points of the hosts. Nevertheless, the home side have a 60% higher squad value, which again underlines the difference in quality. As a result, the bookmakers see Gladbach as clear favourites to win in front of their home crowd.
Gladbach – Turning the corner against the relegation candidates
Daniel Farke’s team had an incredibly strong season until recently and was well on its way towards Europe. After the 10th matchday, the Foals were still lingering in 6th place in the table, while even the top of the table was not far away. In the meantime, Gladbach could not win the last 3 Bundesliga games. There was only a draw against Wolfsburg, while there were 2 bitter defeats against Frankfurt (1:3) and league leader Union Berlin (2:1). There, Farke’s team gave the game away in the 97th minute.
In addition, they were knocked out early in the second round of the cup against second division side Darmstadt. The sporting crisis is considered perfect, which is why it is imperative to turn things around now. Otherwise, the home side risks missing out on Europe at an early stage. The role of the favourites against the relegation candidates is clear in front of the home crowd. Nevertheless, caution is advised, as VfB is currently euphoric.
VfB Stuttgart – 4th win in 5th game the goal
Things could hardly be going better for Matarazzo’s successor Michael Schimmer at the moment, as 3 wins from the past 5 games clearly show. The VfB was recently able to leave the relegation places thanks to 2 important victories against Bochum (4:1) and Augsburg (2:1). In addition, VfB also managed to win the cup competition against second division Arminia Bielefeld with a brilliant victory, which only increased the self-confidence of the visitors.
Now it is against Gladbach, who are in poor form, which is why the Wimmer eleven already smells its chance for the next three points. In this way, the Reds could join the lower midfield in the table and gain an important cushion on the relegation places. For this reason, it is important to defend compactly, keep the spaces short and hope for the effectiveness of the past weeks up front. If they manage to score an early goal against the Foals, a point would be very realistic.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. VfB Stuttgart Odds
Betting tip & prediction: Borussia Monchengladbach – VfB Stuttgart (04.11.2022)
Our expert tip for Gladbach vs. VfB Stuttgart is a draw. Gladbach are considered better in terms of play, but from a form perspective, the Swabians have the edge. As a result, we expect a close battle and bet on a draw if the match is won. For this we get a winning odds of 3/1.
Betting tip: “Swabians pick up a point at Borussia-Park! Foals crisis continues”
Next weekend, both teams will take high risks, which is why we expect goals on both sides. In the course of this, we bet at Bet365 with odds of 4/9 on both scoring at least 1 goal. Furthermore, we assume that at least 4 goals will be scored. For this reason, we are betting on over 3.5 goals with odds of 6/5.