Dortmund vs Monchengladbach: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:12 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:12 PM UTC

Dortmund’s defensive struggles expected to be the key to this match

<div><h2>Dortmund vs Gladbach</h2><p><a href=""><strong>Saturday, October 19, at Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)</strong></a></p><p>This game will undoubtedly be a tough test for leaders Gladbach who enter this match on the back of a 4-match winning streak. They have the 2nd best defence in the league with just 6 goals conceded so far this season but when you travel to play Dortmund on the road you only thought should be to score more than them because it’s almost impossible to keep a clean sheet in front of the Yellow Wall. On the other side, Dortmund have the 2nd best attack in the German top-flight league with 19 goals netted in 7 matches but due to their huge defensive issues they are sitting 8th in the standings with 12 points earned in 7 rounds. They already dropped 9 points this season. They are lucky the gap between them and the leaders is not too big right now but if they want to fight Bayern for the title, they should stop dropping points at least on their turf.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Dortmund’s Nico Schulz and Lukasz Piszczek are both out with injuries while Paco Alcacer is doubtful. Even if Paco will be fit for this match, we don’t expect Lucien Favre to force him for this match, so Mario Gotze is expected to lead the attacking line. On the other side, Gladbach will be without Bennetts, Ginter, Johnson, Lainer, Strobl, all injured, while Hofman and Traore are doubtful. Gladbach’s French duo Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram scored 7 goals between them in the 1st 7 rounds of the season while Thuram winning more challenges than any other Gladbach player this term and offering 2 assists in the process. Dortmund’s superstar Jadon Sancho who was the leading goalmaker last season in the German top-flight league has already 5 assists and 3 goals this term.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Gladbach’s Marco Rose who won the Austrian domestic title last season with Salzburg is showing his coaching class in every single match. Determination, positivity, proactivity, are the 3 main characteristics this season for Gladbach under their new manager. They are definitely playing for the win being determined to add 3 more points to their season tally and secure their top spot. This match won’t be a walk in the park because they are playing one of the most entertaining team in the European top leagues. Dortmund is fully packed with world class players and they are playing in front of their beautiful fans who are always creating a phenomenal atmosphere inside the stadium. We expect a high-scoring affair with both sides contributing on the scoreboard. Yes, the old Alex Classic comes into action.</p><p><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bundesliga Betting Odds"><strong><em>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.67 with Betfair.</em></strong></a></p></div>
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