Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund - Former Foal to provide inspiration at Borussia Park

Marco Reus can instigate a Dortmund victory on final Matchday
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Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus can play a key role against his former club Borussia Monchengladbach (Getty Images)

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Both teams have to win as Borussia Mönchengladbach host Borussia Dortmund at Stadion im Borussia Park. Borussia Dortmund have won their last seven Bundesliga matches against Borussia Mönchengladbach, I think they can make it eight on the back of influential captain Marco Reus.

Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach Form & Team News


The Foals are guaranteed European football next season, the only question is if it will be UEFA Champions League or Europa League. A fortunate 2-2 home draw against Hoffenheim was followed by a 4-0 win at relegated Nürnberg.

Manager Dieter Hecking reverted to a 4-3-3 formation and gave starts to right-back Louis Beyer alongside attackers Ibrahima Traoré and Josip Drmic. They all repaid his faith with strong performances, Traoré with an assist and Drmic scoring the opener.

Thorgan Hazard and Denis Zakaria rounded off a solid win that flattered the visitors but was an important three points. Borussia Mönchengladbach are paying 2.90 to get their first home win in eight attempts and 4.25 to claim a draw. A draw is unlikely to be enough here which sets up a fascinating encounter.

Central midfielder Florian Neuhaus is suspended and striker Lars Stindl is injured but Hecking still has plenty of options across the pitch.

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Head coach Dieter Hecking will take charge of Borussia Monchengladbach for the final time (Getty Images)

BVB Borussia Dortmund Form & Team News


Borussia Dortmund have to win and hope Eintracht Frankfurt win at Bayern Munich to claim the Bundesliga title. Fulfilling their part of the bargain is all they can do and the Black and Yellows can definitely achieve it with captain Marco Reus back from suspension.

Reus has missed the last two games, a 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen and a 3-2 home win against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Dortmund’s captain and talisman has a great record against his former club with five goals in his last six matches against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Christian Pulisic scored his second goal in two matches with Thomas Delaney and Mario Götze on the score sheet. It was another nervy finish to the match but a vital three point to stay in the title race.

Lucien Favre’s side will be without suspended Marius Wolf and three injured defenders including Abdou Diallo, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Achraf Hakimi. With Reus returning Favre will have to decide what to do with Götze and Alcácer.

Borussia Dortmund are paying 2.25 to win in Mönchengladbach which is my tip for this match. Reus’ return is significant and I don’t think Mönchengladbach’s win in Nürnberg was as convincing as the 4-0 score suggests.

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head


Borussia Dortmund have a 36-29 edge against Borussia Monchengladbach with 28 draws but have been much stronger in recent seasons. Dortmund have won their last seven matches against the Foals including a 2-1 win in December.

Jadon Sancho gave Dortmund a 1-0 half time lead at Signal Iduna Park, Christoph Kramer equalised shortly after the break but Marco Reus stepped up with the winner. Mario Götze provided two assists after coming off the bench for Paco Alcácer.

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Match Up


Borussia Mönchengladbach’s home record has gone from winning 12 straight to failing to win in seven matches. It has been a sensational turnaround and it won’t get any easier against a Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund get Marco Reus back for this match and Jadon Sancho should start which will give the visitors plenty of counter attacking threat. Look for the visitors to hit on the break and get plenty of joy through that avenue of attack.

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Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has scored 5 goals in his last 6 matches against former club Borussia Monchengladbach (Getty Images)

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Key Statistics


  • Borussia Mönchengladbach have failed to win in their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach have conceded 2+ goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund have won their last 7 Bundesliga matches against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored 3+ goals in 5 of their last 7 matches against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga).
  • Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus has scored 5 goals in his last 6 Bundesliga matches against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Verdict


Borussia Mönchengladbach can’t be trusted at home having not won at Borussia Park in their last seven matches. Borussia Dortmund have the weapons to hurt the hosts who have been shaky in front of their home support.

Dortmund have won seven in a row against Mönchengladbach and are favourably priced at 2.25 to make it eight. Former Foals player Marco Reus is in store for a big game and is my tip in the first and anytime goalscorer markets.

Best Bet: Borussia Dortmund Win @ 2.25 at bet365 - 4 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Marco Reus @ 2.25 at bet365 - 4 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Marco Reus @ 5.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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Matthew Marshall 15 May 2019

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