Tip Mönchengladbach - Union Berlin
Prediction published on May 28, 2020 at 6:55 PM - Modified on May 28, 2020 at 8:02 PM
This Sunday, Bundesliga action will pit top four contenders Borussia Monchengladbach against relegation battlers Union Berlin at Borussia Park. Monchengladbach are fourth on the standings with 53 points and Union Berlin have 31 points and are in 13th place. Both sides will not be proud of their recent outings and will go to this clash hoping to bag three points. Monchengladbach have gone winless in two straight matches since their 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. They played to a 0-0 draw with Werder Bremen after falling 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen. These recent results have dented their push for a top four finish with Leverkusen lurking closely. Gladbach have lost just twice, and won five of their last 10 matches and will have the favorites’ feel here, especially since they are playing at home. The hosts go to this clash having scored in nine of their last 10 league matches but they have also conceded in the nine. They lost their last home match but with nine wins in 12 league matches at home, they will be strong favorites to recover in this game. However, with one clean sheet in 13 home league matches, Gladbach will have some level of concern.
On the other hand, Union Berlin will be seeking their first win since the league returned and the first also in six matches. sitting just four points above the drop zone, they know how crucial three points will be here if they can bag them. However, they will have to do this without Robert Andrich, who was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Mainz. They have managed no win in their last five Bundesliga matches, losing three of these. In their last 14 league matches, Union Berlin have managed just three wins. They have conceded in each of the last five league matches and in four of their last five, they have let in two or more goals. They lost 4-0 in their last away match and they are rarely good away from home. In their last 10 away league matches, they have managed just three wins and lost six.
Key points Mönchengladbach - Union Berlin
Union Berlin are winless in six matches.
Borussia Monchengladbach have scored in nine of their last 10 league matches.
Borussia Monchengladbach have nine wins in 12 league matches at home.
Union Berlin have scored in nine of their last 11 league away games.
Conclusion Mönchengladbach - Union Berlin
Going to this game, Gladbach are favorites and the pressure will be on them. They have to deliver at home as they know that is the only way to keep alive their top four hopes. While they have been doing well at home, clean sheets have been rare and this will pose a genuine concern for the hosts. On the other hand, Union Berlin are not the strongest away from home but they have managed to sneak in goals on the road. Playing the third best home side in Bundesliga is however not bound to go their way. Both sides have scored in 12 of Gladbach’s 14 home league matches this term but with their home record, we will be backing the hosts for a 3-1 win.