The Bundesliga 1 game at Borussia-Park on Saturday will see home side Gladbach take on Augsburg.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Gladbach v Augsburg can be seen below – along with the latest match odds.
Gladbach won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-3 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Bayer Leverkusen.
In that game, Borussia Mönchengladbach managed 41% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Borussia Mönchengladbach, goals were scored by Lars Stindl (18', 29') and Valentino Lazaro (94'). Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Lucas Alario (27', 41'), Leon Bailey (68') and Julian Baumgartlinger (82') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
Matches featuring Borussia Mönchengladbach have tended to be absorbing affairs lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum total of 27 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 17 of these accredited to Gladbach. Still, time will tell if that trend shall be replicated in this upcoming game.
Taking a look at their past results, Borussia Mönchengladbach:
- have not lost a league tie with Augsburg in their previous 7 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga 1 competition, Augsburg and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Augsburg managed 47% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Hertha BSC got 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. Matheus Cunha (44'), Dodi Lukébakio (52') and Krzysztof Piątek (85') scored for Hertha Berlin.
Heiko Herrlich’s Augsburg have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 6 times throughout their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 9.
Their prior results show that Augsburg:
- have not registered a win against Borussia Mönchengladbach in away games against them for the last 5 league games. Not good.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 26/08/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Augsburg. They’ve not been able to register any wins at all whereas Gladbach have been superior, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those games played.
21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 15 for Gladbach and 6 being from Augsburg. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league match featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 24 on 29/02/2020 when it finished Augsburg 2-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach.
On that day, Augsburg had 45% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Eduard Löwen (57′) and Alfreð Finnbogason (83′).
Borussia Mönchengladbach had 15 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Ramy Bensebaïni (49′) and Lars Stindl (53′, 79′) scored.
The match was refereed by Markus Schmidt.
Team News: Gladbach
Jonas Hofmann (Torn muscle bundle) and Alassane Plea (Corona virus) will not be able to play for Gladbach boss Marco Rose.
Team News: Augsburg
Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jan Morávek (Muscle Injury), Noah Sarenren Bazee (Ruptured ligaments), Fredrik Jensen (Ankle problems) and Raphael Framberger (Hamstring Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that Gladbach have it within them to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Augsburg might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Gladbach at the end of this one.
What are the top odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, a victory for Gladbach is best priced at 1.5, a wager on the draw is 4.75 & staking on a victory for Augsburg comes in at 6.5. They’re the most competitive returns available at the moment.