The Bundesliga’s opening matchday continues as Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Schalke takes place at the Borussia Park. The home team will look to improve on a 5th place finish, as their main priority will be to break in the top 4 at the end of the season. On the other hand, Schalke is coming off a very disappointing season as they ended in 14th place. Will they have what it takes to bounce back this year? An exciting match awaits us on Saturday afternoon, as these two teams will go head to head in the search of an opening day victory.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Schalke Prediction & Match Preview
Saturday, August 17 – 12:30 EST – Borussia Park
The hosts will look to improve on last season’s positive campaign as they welcome FC Schalke on Saturday. There was a 22 point difference between the two teams last season. Despite this distance, the hosts have had their fair share of troubles near the end, as they only managed to pick up 2 wins in their last 10 home matches. They will look to put that negative form to an end and pick up a win in front of the home fans. On another note, Monchengladbach improved their squad with several signings this summer. The likes of Lainer, Embolo, and Thuram, are just a few names that the home fans will look to keep their eyes on this season.
On the other hand, FC Schalke will try to put last season’s disappointment behind them. However, it won’t be simple as their last win against Monchengladbach came in 2016. Furthermore, they managed to record only 4 away wins during the course of last season. On another note, they had a very busy preseason this summer. They played several friendly matches against teams from around Europe and they came out with some mixed results. Schalke also signed the likes of Kabak, Raman, and Tekpetey, in the hope of bringing the team back to the top half of the table this season.
Overall, we believe that the home team as the upper hand in this match. Despite their recent home form, Monchengladbach have what it takes to win games in front of their home crowd. We are backing them to do just that on Saturday afternoon.
OUR PICK: BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH TO WIN @2.05 ON BET 365