Bayern Munich vs. Borussia M’gladbach / Bundesliga – This is only a derby when we look at the names of the teams, while the table shows something else because Bayern is absolutely dominant and they have already confirmed the title of the champions while Borussia is in the middle of the table and will try to win placement in Europa League by the end of the season. The guests are not exactly in a good form, although they celebrated in the last round but after four games without a triumph. After a defeat in Leipzig, Bayern has made two triumphs and they were successful in the Champions League. In the first part of the season, Borussia has defeated Bayern on their field with 2-1. Begins: 14.04.2018. – 18:30 CET
The end of the season will serve Bayern, or to rest some players, in order to be as ready for the Champions League in which they reached the semi-finals and so they are very close to conquering that trophy, with the proviso that the toughest job is yet to come. It can be said that they were lucky in two rounds of the knockout stage so far because they played against Besiktas and Sevilla, from which they are objectively much better.
They have proved this with three wins and a draw in Sevilla, which slightly spoiled their artistic impression, especially because they played at their stadium. It is a surprise that it was even 0-0, though it should be said that the Bavarians dominated completely, after a win of 2-1. Coach Heynckes did not risk anything and they played with the strongest team, but now there must be a lot of changes.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Ulreich – Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba – Rudy – Tolisso, Alcantara, T.Muller, J.Bernat – Wagner
This game is much more important for Borussia because this team is trying to get back to the positions that would take them to Europa league. They did not have these European obligations this season, but they did not make the most of it in the championship and they played especially badly in the second part of the season. They had a series of four defeats, which they ended with a triumph in Hannover, after which they played another four games without a win, with three draws and a defeat. In the last round, they finally won, with the proviso that they had problems with Hertha on their field.
At the end of the first half they received a goal and lost only 15 minutes before the end, when they scored two goals in just four minutes and reversed the result. The hero of the victory was a double-shot shooter, T.Hazard, who entered the game only in the second half, and it turned out that coach Hecker made an excellent move. It is interesting to note that compared to the away draw in Mainz, when they played a draw with two goals, only T.Hazard ended up on the bench and Zakaria was his replacement. Now there will not be the suspended Stindler and the injured Herrmann on the team, and T.Hazard and Hofmann will jump instead.
Probable lineups Borussia M’gladbach: Sommer – Elvedi, Ginter, Vestergaard, Wendt – Kramer, Zakaria – Hofmann, T.Hazard, Cuisance – Raffael
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia M’gladbach PICK
Regardless of the secured title, Bayern will play for the victory in this match, and they will be the favourites in this duel despite the fact that their team will be changed, but it could make things easier for Borussia to shake the net of their opponents at least once.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.61 at williamhill (down to 1.56 can be played)
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