As we all know the world has changed a lot since Borussia Monchengladbach beat Bayern Munich 2-1 back in December. Gladbach come into this game missing two important players and this massively weakens their chances for me.
Swiss international Breel Embolo has been very unlucky with injuries so far this year. He’s still quite young but he’s been out now for the last few weeks. Alexander Plea, who has been very important for them up top, did a silly thing last week and now is suspended for what is a very important game in their run-in.
They are three points behind third-placed Leipzig in the race for the top four. They are currently tied for fourth on 56 points with Leverkusen, so can’t afford to drop points. They’d need to be at full strength to have any chance against this Bayern side, who are going to win another league title.
The Bavarians are seven points clear with four to play, so it’s just a matter of time.
Bayern will be without Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller but they have a fantastic squad. so they will have fresh quality to come in. There may well be some tiredness among their squad after the midweek cup semi-final against Frankfurt but I expect the likes of Gnabry to come in after being rested.
Gladbach’s poor form since the return means they will be up against it in the race for the top four as well.
I watched them recently scrape a draw with relegation candidates Werder Bremen. I wasn’t impressed and I don’t expect an upset here. Bayern may look short in the betting, but for me, are well worth throwing into an acca this weekend.
In terms of a First / Anytime goalscorer I will be going with Serge Gnabry.
Even when Lewandowski is in the team, it is Gnabry who gets the second most amount of chances in this Bayern side. So with Polish powerhouse out, check out the ex-Arsenal man in the First / Anytime goal markets. He’s good value for a goal.