Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga, Germany

 

A spirited Borussia Dortmund will look to extend their winning streak to 4 games when they make a visit to the Borussia Park to face Borussia Mönchengladbach. Borussia Mönchengladbach have had a horrible 2018 so far with just one win across all competitions and sit at 10th in the table, 6 points behind visitors Dortmund. The intensity for the top 4 spots can be adjudged from the fact that only one point separates 3 teams in the top 4 as of now and Borussia Dortmund would be looking to win the top 4 battle for now by winning and going two points clear at the second spot.

 

Match Details:

When: February 18th, 10:30 PM IST

Where: Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach Team News:

  • Goalkeeper Yann Sommer is expected to return to the starting line up after missing out last two games due to a muscle tear.
  • Raffael looks to be a doubtful started owing to his calf problem.
  • Vincenzo Grito might replace Rafael in the starting line up.

 

Form (Recent first): L L L W L L

Last result: Mönchengladbach 0-1 Vfb Stuttgart (H)

Probable XI and Subs:

Sommer; Jantschke, Ginter, Vestergaard, Elvedi; Herrmann, Kramer, Zakaria, Grifo, Hazard; Stindl

Subs: M. Nicolas, M. Cuisance, Bobadilla, Sippel, and Oxford

 

Squad

GK: Sommer, Sippel, and Nicolas

Defenders: Ginter, Vestergaard, Oxford, Doucouré, Wendt, Elvedi, and Jantschke

Midfielders: Zakaria, Cramer, Strobi, Cuisance, T. Hazard, and Bénes

Forwards: Grifo, Johnson, Herrmann, Traore, Hofmann, Stindl, Raffael, Simakala, Drmic, Bobadilla, and Villalba

 

Key Players:

Stindl and Sommer

 

Borussia Dortmund Team News:

  • Their hero, Marco Reus, is finally expected to make a comeback after  missing out for months due to injury.
  • Shinji Kagawa and Pulisic are not expected to feature in the starting line up though due to injuries.

 

Form (Recent first): W W W D D D

Last result: (H) Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Atalanta, Europa League

 

Probable XI and Subs:

Bürki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Schmelzer; Weigl, Dahoud; Götze, Reus, Schürrle; Batshuayi

Subs: Toljan, Dahoud, Isak, Zagadou, and Weidenfeller.

 

Squad:

GK: Bürki, Weidenfeller, and Reimann

Defenders: Sokratis, Toprak, Zagadou, Akanji, Guerreiro, Schmelzer, Toljan, Piszczek, and Erik Durm

Midfielders: Weigl, Sahin, Dahoud, Castro, Rode, Götze, and Kagawa

Forwards: Reus, Philipp, Schürrle, Sancho, Gómez, Pulisic, Yarmolenko, Batshuayi, and Isak

 

Key Players:

Reus and Batshuayi

 

Match Prediction:

Given Dortmund’s astonishing form in the last few games and Mönchengladbach’s lack of confidence, it would be pretty easy to predict a win for Borussia Dortmund. Mönchengladbach might hit out harder than what one would expect and score. The final scoreline however is expected to be 3-1 in favour of the visitors.

 

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