With title hopes becoming much achievable by Borrusia Monchengladbach will be playing host to FSV Mainz at the Borrusia Park. The match is scheduled for 25th January with kickoff at 17:30 GMT.
Borrusia Monchengladbach is currently third on the Bundesliga table with 35 points. Marco Rose’s side is five points clear of title leaders, and one point behind second-placed Bayern Munich. With the title hopes still on the horizon, Marco Rose will be looking to bridge the gap further.
Marco Rose’s rise to the top of the Bundesliga top tier clubs has been marked with a couple of wins and losses. The team has recorded two wins, one draw and two losses in their last five matches. The consistency has cost the side title hopes for a while.
Coach Achim Beierlorzer has come under considerable criticism over the past matches with the side struggling to record a win. The side is 15th on the table with 18 points while registering only one win in their past five games.
Borrusia Monchengladbach vs. FSV Mainz Head to Head
Both teams have met 27 times together with Borrusia Monchengladbach, picking up 11 wins, and Mainz contended with ten wins. Here is a look at the previous encounters:
Mainz 1-3 M’glbach
Mainz 0-1 M’glbach
M’glbach 4-0 Mainz
Mainz 0-0 M’glbach
M’glbach 1-1 Mainz
Mainz 1-2 M’glbach
M’glbach 1-0 Mainz
Mainz 1-0 M’glbach
Borrusia Monchengladbach Team News
Injury woes at the club is another problem that Coach Marco Rose will have to contend with ahead of the clash. Attacking midfielder Torben Musel is out with a knee surgery while left-back Ramy Bensebaini is out with a torn muscle fiber. Center back Tony Jantschke is still out with a torn muscle fiber.
Right-back Stefan Lainer will be unavailable for team selection with a yellow card suspension. On the brink of a yellow card suspension is center back Jantschke. Nico Elvedi, who had back trouble earlier, will be available for team selection.
FSV Mainz Team News
Central midfielder Danny Latza will be out with back trouble, which has seen the veteran miss out on five games. The same goes for central midfielder Edimilson Fernandes who also picked up a meniscal injury. Midfielder Pierre Kunde Malong will be serving a yellow card suspension.
Prediction and Odds
Mainz 05 is on the verge of joining the relegation side and will be put to the ultimate test to control the attacking offense of Monchengladbach. We expect a natural breeze for Borrusia Monchengladbach, who are on currently title contenders.
Borrusia Monchengladbach win
Goals Over 2.5
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