Borussia Moenchengladbach vs FC Cologne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Borussia Moenchengladbach vs FC Cologne Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

The Champions League represented a huge barrier for Borussia Monchengladbach last season, keeping them from ultimately making anything resembling a decent run in the league. They will hope to do better this season, and they begin the Bundesliga at home to Cologne, who finished an impressive fifth last season. Borussia Monchengladbach got a 1-2 win at Rot-Weiss Essen on Friday after they went behind early on in the match. Two goals in three minutes in the last quarter hour from Jonas Hofmann and Rafael saw them turn the match on its head. Cologne also got a win in the DFB Pokal, seeing off Leher TS away from home 0-5. Leonardo Bittencourt, Frederik Sorensen, Jhon Cordoba, Simon Zoller, and Sehrou Guirassy all got on the score sheet. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Borussia Monchengladbach and Cologne split last season's two matches, with each side winning in their away fixture. So while you'd like to assume that Cologne are not very good and will lose away from home, it's far from a sure-fire thing after what went down in the last season. Borussia Monchengladbach, though, have a massive lead in the head to head historically, and that has seen them given 19/20 odds to win. Those look like smart odds to take considering that Cologne have had quite a lot of changes in the summer. The loss of Modeste is going to affect them in a very big way. They might figure it out, but it should take a little while to do so at the highest level. A Borussia Monchengladbach win and them keeping a clean sheet in the end could increase the above odds to 3/1.

Borussia Moenchengladbach scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Borussia Moenchengladbach have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against FC Cologne

FC Cologne saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Borussia Moenchengladbach Form Guide

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo

Borussia Moenchengladbach

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Luebeck Team Logo Luebeck

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SC Weiche Flensburg Team Logo SC Weiche Flensburg

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ingolstadt Team Logo Ingolstadt

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Wegberg-Beeck Team Logo FC Wegberg-Beeck

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

DFB Pokal

BSC Hastedt

FT 1 - 11

(HT 0 - 6)

FC Cologne Form Guide

FC Cologne Team Logo

FC Cologne

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-08-2018

2. Bundesliga

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

DFB Pokal

BFC Dynamo Team Logo BFC Dynamo

FT 1 - 9

(HT 1 - 4)

Borussia Moenchengladbach Preview

Borussia Monchengladbach did not have a very good season in any competition last term. They were out of the running in the Bundesliga at an early stage, eliminated from the Champions League, and then tossed out early in the Europa League. They fought injuries much of last season, and it appears they will have to deal with them early on in this one as well. They have a strong side when healthy, and should be favored to win at home when they are on most occasions. They have made signings in the form of center back Matthias Ginter and winger Vincenzo Grifo to help move them up the ladder. The loss of Mahmoud Dahoud is the largest they sustained in the summer.

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team News

Right back Tony Jantschke, defensive midfielder Tobias Strobl, and center forward Josip Drmic all will miss out with injuries. More worryingly, though, is that three center backs are also out. Timothee Kolodziejczak, Reece Oxford, and Mamadou Doucoure all will miss out.

FC Cologne Preview

Cologne had a marvelous season last time around, finishing in a very strong fifth place, though they were well back of the Champions League spots in the end. Cologne got there with their home form, only winning three times and drawing seven times away from there. Peter Stoger is still in charge after leading them to that success, and he and the club have sought to move forward more by bringing in some young stars like left back Jannes Horn, center back Jorge Mere, and striker Jhon Cordoba. Cordoba will be asked to plug the large hole left by Frenchman Anthony Modeste up top.

FC Cologne Team News

Cologne will be unable to field center midfielder Nikolas Nartey and strike Yuya Osako due to injuries.

Borussia Moenchengladbach Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Cologne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Borussia Moenchengladbach vs FC Cologne Sidelined Players

Borussia Moenchengladbach
18 Josip Drmic Injured
5 Tobias Strobl Injured
25 Thimothee Kolodziejczak Injured
29 Mamadou Doucoure Injured
FC Cologne
18 Thomas Kessler Injured
13 Yuya Osako Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Yann Sommer 183 81
17 RB Oscar Wendt 181 83
4 CD Jannik Vestergaard 199 96
28 CD Matthias Ginter 189 85
30 LB Nico Elvedi 187 77
8 CM Denis Zakaria 189 77
6 CM Christoph Kramer 190 76
16 LM Ibrahima Traore 172 62
10 RM Thorgan Hazard 174 70
11 CF Raffael 174 69
13 CF Lars Stindl 181 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Timo Horn 190 92
34 RB Konstantin Rausch 182 76
4 CD Frederik Soerensen 190 80
3 CD Dominique Heintz 190 85
24 LB Lukas Kluenter 187 77
8 AM Milos Jojic 177 73
21 RM Leonardo Bittencourt 171 60
14 CM Jonas Hector 185 75
33 CM Matthias Lehmann 179 74
7 LM Marcel Risse 183 76
15 CF Jhon Cordoba 188 85