Borussia Monchengladbach V Werder Bremen
Friday 5th February. 7:30PM. Live streaming available at Bet365
The pick of Friday’s European schedule comes from Borussia Park as Monchengladbach take on Werder Bremen in what is a must win fixture for both clubs.
While the hosts are looking to keep themselves in the race for Champions League qualification, the visitors are looking to pull themselves away from an unpredicted relegation battle. It has the making of an absolute belter, and you can watch the action unfold courtesy of Bet365’s In-Play console.
There might be a chance to make some money too.
Hosts Out For A First Win Of 2016
Andre Scubert’s men ended 2015 looking in great shape for a top four finish, but back-to-back defeats after the winter break has left Monchengladbach sitting sixth. However, three points on Friday night would see them jump back into the Champions League places, at least on a temporary basis.
They should be confident too after winning six of their 10 home previous home games. The hosts have hit 19 goals in that period too, so the likes of Raffael and Lars Stindl should fancy their chance of goals against an away defence that has shipped 17 on its travels.
Meanwhile, last season’s 4-1 win in the corresponding fixture should give the home side another source of confidence. However, it is worth noting that Bremen did register a 4-3 cup win here in December,
If they play to their potential, Monchengladbach should win. Given their start to 2016, though, it might not be that easy.
Bremen To Keep Improved Form Running?
Werder Bremen enter the weekend sitting in the relegation play-off spot, but Viktor Skripnik’s men are likely to finish quite a bit higher than that, especially if they continue their form from either side of the winter break.
The visitors have lost just one of their last five Bundesliga matches and, while they would love to turn some of those draws into wins, have every reason to be confident going forward. Anthony Ujah and Claudio Pizarro are both capable of finding the target, as is shown by a tally of 15 away goals this season.
Meanwhile, Bremen have scored three goals in each of their league games in 2016. If they can match that feat on Friday night, they’ll have a fantastic chance of gaining some much-needed points.
More importantly, it would create some fantastic drama for our evening’s entertainment.
Borussia Monchengladbach V Werder Bremen Betting
With home advantage on their side, Borussia enter the clash as 7/10 favourites with Bet365. Meanwhile, the visitors can be backed at 15/4. The draw is available at 14/5.
Perhaps the thinking is partly influenced by the fact we’ll be watching this game, but it does stand out as having the potential for goals. The recent head-to-head meetings have been dramatic and there’s no doubt that both teams need a win here. Hopefully, attack will be the aim of the day.
Assuming it is, backing both teams to score in both halves is a very tempting selection. As an outside pre-game bet, that’s where we think the value lies.
BTTS in both halves: Yes @ 9/1 with Bet365
Whatever happens, we’re anticipating a frantic start. This is partly our reason for choosing it as the match to bet and watch.
Unfortunately, the nature of this bet means you cannot wait (although you may want to wait a few minutes and back over 1.0 first half goal line instead) for kick-off. However, we are confident that it will prove to be a winning selection.
First match goal to be scored before 25:00 @ 5/6 with Bet365