Borussia M'gladbach vs Borussia Dortmund / Bundesliga – The last Bundesliga round will provide answer on question who will be a new champion, as well as which team qualifies for which European league? Match between two Borussias is important for both of them; M’gladbach occupies the fourth place and wants to stay there for which will probably need a victory, while Dortmund is second and wants the title, for which it needs to win and that leading Bayern losses. Both rivals are in similar shape; while Dortmund won their match played in the first part of season by 2-1.
Borussia M'gladbach vs Borussia Dortmund begins 18.05.2019 at 15:30 CET
The team from M’gladbach played much better in the first part of season when it seemed that will definitely qualify for the Champions League, and they were in the title race for quite some time. They lost steam in the second part of season and their point advantage started melt, while now they are in situation to struggle to defend the fourth place. Borussia M’gladbach can be in fact happy with fact that is still master of its fate, or in other words it depends solely from them will they stay at the last position that leads to the Champions League.
There are several options to keep the fourth place even if they lose or draw, but there are others where even victory doesn’t make them safe as they have better goal difference than Bayer of just +2. Borussia M’gladbach did a good job in Nurnberg in the previous round, not because they won but also because they won by 4-0, although they scored all goals in the second half. Manager Hecking will make one change in the team and Hofmann will replace suspended Neuhaus.
Probable lineups Borussia M'gladbach: Sommer – Beyer, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt – Kramer – Zakaria, Hofmann – Traore, Drmic, T. Hazard
The guests from Dortmund were seen at one point as new champions but then they lost steam and dropped seven-point advantage over Bayern Munich. Almost no one gave them chance to recover, especially after they lost to Schalke 04, when backlog behind Bayern grew to four points. Still, the situation is such that Borussia Dortmund still has chance but it is mostly theoretical and it is not realistic to expect to win the title. They have two points fewer than Bayern and much weaker goal-difference, so the only viable option for them is to win their namesake from M’gladbach and that Bayern lost to Eintracht at home.
Borussia Dortmund missed it chance earlier when it had solid point advantage over Bayern but then it lost points against weaker rivals and in the end in matches with Schalke and Werder, before winning Fortuna in the previous round. They lost to Schalke at home after having a lead, and they drew with Werder despite having lead of 2-0. Reus is back in the team after expiration of suspension, while Sancho should play from the first minute, so we can say that Borussia Dortmund will play to win with the best team and without any calculations.
Probable lineups Borussia Dortmund: Burki – Piszczek, Weigl, Akanji, Guerreiro – Witsel, Delaney – C. Pulisic, Reus, Sancho – M. Gotze
Borussia M'gladbach vs Borussia Dortmund PICK
The guests from Dortmund are better and they showed more this season but their situation is more complicated as even victory might not be enough to win the title. In that case they would lose morale, while the home team anyway must try to win. Therefore, we give advantage to Monchengladbach.
Pick: Asian handicap +0.5 Borussia M'gladbach
Odds: 1.74 at betvictor (down to 1.64 can be played)
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