A huge clash is slated to kick-off Matchday 32 in the German Bundesliga Tuesday as Borussia Monchengladbach battles Wolfsburg.
With the season rapidly coming to a close, points remain crucial – especially for both of these sides as they continue to jockey for positions within European football next season. M’gladbach continues their chase for a Champions League spot, while Wolfsburg will be content to hang onto their Europa League position.
For Gladbach, a stellar showing Saturday against Bayern Munich came to a crashing halt in the dying minutes after conceding a late Bayern tally. They’ve been a tad lackluster of late, especially at the back – and a pesky Wolfsburg side won’t give them much reprieve.
For the Wolves, it was a tough time out for them as well in their last clash. They blew a 2-0 lead to end up in a 2-2 draw against Freiburg. They’ll be keen to shake those points off, and regain some lost confidence on Tuesday.
With many other leagues returning to action in the next week, the Bundesliga coverage will likely take a bit of a step back, though it has been quite the profitable run since early May. A 20-7 record has us firmly in the green, and though the Premier League returns on June 17th, you better believe we’ll continue to monitor the German league for prime betting opportunities. But for now, it’s Wolfsburg vs. Gladbach to kick off Matchday 32! Keep reading beneath the posted odds for a tactical analysis, preview, and betting prediction for this crucial encounter.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg Betting Odds:
Over 3 (+102)
Under 3 (-122)
Wolfsburg +0.5 (-149)
Gladbach -0.5 (+129)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg Pick:
Monchengladbach can definitely strive for better results than they’ve been getting of late. They’ve been uncharacteristically aloof in defense, and their offense has not nearly been as dynamic as it was from before the pause.
While they have had to endure some injuries, the dynamic Alessane Plea will return to action for Gladbach – playing in his familiar central attacking role. That said, who he provides service to remains in doubt as both Breel Embolo and Marcus Thuram are injury concerns. I’d be sure to check the injury report and lineups prior to kickoff to ensure one of those big strikers is in Gladbach’s starting eleven.
For Wolfsburg, they too have proven that they can play with any team in the Bundesliga – Gladbach included. They are a pesky group that can score, and should be boosted by the returns of the talented and hungry Yannick Gerhardt in the midfield. He’ll be essential in providing great service to in-form Dutch striker, Wout Weghorst. Weghorst scored twice on Saturday and should be in for a strong finish to an already impressive campaign.
Both coaches have to be feeling pressure before this pivotal showdown, as both clubs are just clinging to their European positions. With that said, expect an open match – and one in which both sides will feel confident about going for a full three points. With Gladbach’s injuries, Wolfsburg will be keen to really have a go at a Gladbach defense that has been quite leaky of late.
With that considered, there’s value here on a back-and-forth goal-scoring affair on Tuesday afternoon. Both sides should find the back of the net, and with both sides wanting to be positive and push for the win and full three points, expect the ball to find the back of the net with regularity.
Prediction: 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach/Wolfsburg