Monchengladbach vs Werder Bremen
The Foals continue to set their sights for control at the top spot of Bundesliga table as they’ll face the 12th-seeded Werder Bremen on Sunday evening.
With 22 points, Marco Rose’s side holds a slim three-point margin over the second-seeded Borussia Dortmund, while RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, SC Freiburg, and Schalke 04 are all level with 18 points.
After a wild 10th match day, we saw Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig overtake the defending champions in Bayern Munich when the latter lost big against Eintracht Frankfurt, 5-1, leading to the firing of Niko Kovac.
Gladbach took care of business when they defeated Bayer Leverkusen in a close affair, and it helps that they have a friendly schedule ahead with Werder Bremen and Union Berlin as their next two assignments.
On the other hand, Werder Bremen are looking for a breakthrough after not getting a win for these past few weeks. And what way to get that one than against the streaking Gladbach squad!
As always, SBOBET is here to give you some talking points for the match ahead.
Stars are aligning for the Foals
The stars are aligning for the Foals this season, and much of their success can be owed Marco Rose’s system that has allowed his key players to shine.
While we all know that the trio of Breel Embolo, Marcus Thuram, and Alassane Plea are the focal points of their free-flowing attack, their young central midfielder in Denis Zakaria has been making things happen for Gladbach.
The Switzerland player had already netted two goals for this season compared to only four last time. In fact, he was named as one of the candidates for the Player of the Month last August due to his superb play.
Zakaria currently has the team’s second-highest successful pass rate (88-per cent) and won duels (97). He also covered a lot of ground for Monchengladbach so far this term at 99.6 kilometres – good for first overall.
He is often compared to the likes of former Arsenal great in Patrick Vieira and Paul Pogba due to his built and similar skillset. The 22-year-old is fit, athletic, and versatile with the ball and for sure he’ll create more Bundesliga 2019 highlights as we go along.
“We have a top player in our ranks, who has developed successfully with us and fits perfectly into the football that Marco [Rose] and his coaching team want to see,” said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl.
Gladbach currently are third overall in goals scored with 21. Plus, if you take into consideration their great mix of defenders at the back — who only conceded 10 goals so far this season — Monchengladbach should pose a serious threat to Bayern Munich’s bid for one more repeat.
Werder looking for a breakthrough
It’s been a tough, yet odd stretch for Werder Bremen as they have yet to win or lose for the month of October.
After being demoralised by RB Leipzig with a 3-0 to end September, Die Werderaner drew level against the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hertha BSC, Bayer Leverkusen, and SC Freiburg.
For the most part, Werder always get to score first. However, closing out the game to gather those three points becomes a new conundrum altogether for some reason.
Their attack has been decent for this 2019/20 season, especially when Milot Rashica came back after suffering an adductor injury. The 23-year-old forward scored four goals in Werder’s last five games. Other forwards like Yuya Osako and Josh Sargent have helped their cause as well by providing depth and quality for the team.
However, if Werder would like to get back to secure a Europa League berth at season’s end, this team has to play with more energy and urgency to improve their Bundesliga 2019 odds.
Maximilian Eggestein, who was dubbed as one of the top Bundesliga players to watch out for this season, should take on the challenge of leading Werder to new heights especially since his teammates get nicked by injuries more often than not.
Both of these clubs have played together in 37 matches where Monchengladbach have won in 15, while Werder Bremen won in 12 along with 10 draws.
Matches between them are entertaining and filled with intensity as these two will always bring the fight to each other. This was evidenced by their previous match seven months ago where Werder mounted a furious rally in a 1-1 draw against the Foals.
|Monchengladbach vs Werder Bremen||Borussia Monchengladbach Asian Handicap -0.50 @1.78|
|November 10, 8:30(GMT+8)|
Our SBOBET odds have pegged the home team at 1.78 while Werder are at 3.90 in the 1×2 market. Odds of a draw are placed at 3.95.
Given their past few matches, I could’ve predicted that this will be a draw come Sunday. However, Gladbach’s firepower and injuries to their key players might be too much to handle if you are rooting for Werder.
A safe bet for me here would be a 2-1 score in favor of the home team.
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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.
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