On January 22, Gladbach will host Dortmund in order to determine which Borussia is the strongest one in the Bundesliga now.
The Colts have recently started gaining points, thus, stating that they are able to compete with any of the top clubs. Demonstrating great will power and thirst for victory, the players fight every minute in the field. For the last 4 games, Gladbach have remained undefeated.
After a disappointing 1-2 home loss to Hoffenheim last December, it seemed like Borussia Monchengladbach caught their second wind. They beat Arminia (0-1) and defeated the unconquerable Bavarians (3-2). Those victories were followed by a 2-2 draw with Stuttgart.
Soon, Marco Rose’s side will have to face Manchester City in the ⅛ finals of the Champions League. In our article Bundesliga. Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich, we mentioned the thorny road of Gladbach to the playoffs of the tournament. That’s why the team should focus on Bundesliga matches now, while it is possible, because when the Champions League starts, they will have to divide their strengths between two competitions.
It looks like the Black and Yellows have lost their privilege to be thought of as the main competitors of Bayern Munich. If last year, to catch the Bavarians, Dortmund had to compete with RB Leipzig, this season Bayer Leverkusen also joined the race. So, life is not going to be easy for Borussia Dortmund.
Among the club’s positive moments we should probably mention recent wins against Leipzig (1-3) and Wolfsburg (2-0). However, it is hard to forget the unexpected defeats from Stuttgart (1-5) and the ‘dark horse’ of this season, Union Berlin (2-1). As a result, Dortmund moved down the table to the 4th place.
Just like their future opponents from Monchengladbach, BVB advanced to the playoffs of the Champions League, where they are set to face Sevilla.
Despite playing at home, Gladbach are considered to be the underdogs of the upcoming match. You can bet on their victory for the odds of 3.24. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund, being the favourites, are given the odds of 2.175.
According to bookies, a draw is very unlikely – 3.68.