Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Fortuna Dusseldorf aim to shake off a slump when they host Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Merkur Spiel-Arena this weekend. Friedhelm Funkel has seen his team’s assault on the top 10 places come to a halt following a poor set of results in back-to-back matches. Meanwhile, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s top four position is coming into serious threat owing to a similar poor form. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fortuna Dusseldorf had to endure a second big defeat with a three-goal margin after Wolfsburg picked up a 5-2 victory at the Volkswagen Arena. This defeat came just a few days after the 3-0 home loss against Frankfurt.
After holding a 100% record for most of the campaign, Mönchengladbach dropped more points at home after a 1-1 draw with Freiburg. The narrow away win over Mainz 05 is the only success for Mönchengladbach in the last six matches.
The recent encounter between Mönchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf produced a 3-0 win for the former and it was one of the nine successive victories achieved at the Borussia-Park this season. Fortuna Dusseldorf’s last home game against Mönchengladbach was in the DFB Pokal back in 2017 win the visitors claimed a 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions for this match anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Mönchengladbach have not been in the best of form of late. Even in the recent home match against Freiburg, the team struggled to create many opportunities. Fortuna Dusseldorf will be quite disappointed with the team conceding eight goals in the last two matches. Funkel may set up his team in a defensive manner to improve team morale. This can lead to a cagey game and the lack of threat from both teams should result in a draw, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Borussia Mönchengladbach win odds: 2.30
Fortuna Dusseldorf win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
Fortuna Dusseldorf do have an attacking threat going forward and it has been able to get goals in three out of the recent five matches. The same cannot be said about Mönchengladbach, who recently witnessed Alassane Plea end a seven-game drought. It may take a while before Mönchengladbach rediscover their offensive form. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been over 2.5 goals in the last four matches for Fortuna Dusseldorf, but Mönchengladbach are expected to be defensively strong with none of the last four away games for the Dieter Hecking’s men producing over 2.5 goals. The reverse fixture should not be a benchmark for goals in this encounter, as Mönchengladbach were in a strong run of form back then. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Plea came about his 11th goal of the campaign in the draw with Freiburg. After a brilliant first half of the campaign for the 26-year-old from France, he is finding things difficult of late. Yet, Fortuna Dusseldorf’s defence has been broken apart by opposition counter-attacks – an area where Mönchengladbach can shine with the pace of players like Thorgan Hazard. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Alassane Plea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alassane Plea at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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