Tip Eintracht Frankfurt - Mönchengladbach
The Bundesliga is back. Football in the German top-flight returns this weekend with 12th-placed Eintracht Frankfurt tackling Borussia Monchengladbach, who are fourth, in a clash that many will salivate over. Frankfurt were in desperate form before the season was halted, losing by four goals to Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and three at home FC Basel in the Europa League. A midtable side playing below their potential, it has been a transitional season for Frankfurt after a couple of successful campaigns. Their struggles have stemmed from the sale of the front three that combined so well. Their replacements have failed to deliver and Frankfurt's misfiring attack adds pressure on a backline that already lacks confidence. As one might expect, their home record is better than their record on the road. However, while this fixture will be played at the Commerzbank Arena, no fans will be present. At this juncture, it's hard to tell how much of an advantage home advantage will be. Best to discount it for the time being.
In case you had forgotten how open this season's title race was, let us remind you that Gladbach are only six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. One of their key players will be missing, defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria ruled out for up to six weeks after knee surgery. However, they will have star man - and star spawn - Marcus Thuram. The forward can play in the centre or out wide, creating eight goals and scoring six in the Bundesliga this season. Gladbach's form had been patchy before the break but their last two games on the road resulted in victory. Unbeaten in three versus Frankfurt, Gladbach look likelier to win this fixture.
Key points Eintracht Frankfurt - Mönchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach won their last two away matches in the Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach are unbeaten in their last three fixtures against Eintracht Frakfurt (2-1-0)
Eintracht Frankfurt have lost their last two matches in all competitions.
Conclusion Eintracht Frankfurt - Mönchengladbach
Gladbach are genuine title contenders this season. We expect them to remind everyone of how seriously they should be taken with a commanding performance in Frankfurt. Back the visitors in a draw no bet wager.
Eintracht Frankfurt Mönchengladbach Prediction published on May 11, 2020