Die Roeten is getting closer and closer to seal their title. They only need six points in the remaining four matches in Bundesliga. This weekend, they will face off Borussia M’Gladbach, one of the teams which managed to beat them at the first half of the season. It should not be a difficult task for Bayern considering their current squad and Gladbach’s inconsistency.
The teams’ latest news
Thomas Muller and Co once again trashed their contenders. Last week, it was Leverkusen’s turn to be their next victim. They defeated them 4-2 quite easily. The absence of Kai Harvetz, their opponent’s current brightest star, gave real advantage for Bayern. Despite conceding first early at the first half by Lucas Alario, they responded well by scoring four through Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnarby and Robert Lewandowski. Leverkusen could only net a consolation goal before the final whistle by Florian Wirtz.
Gladbach, on the other hand, slumped to an unnecessary defeat while visiting Freiburg. Their domination throughout the game and Yann Sommer’s regularly good form were overturned as they scored none plus conceded a single goal of Niels Petersen. The luck was really not on their side as Alessane Plea was sent off.
Bayern’s side will definitely not let this fixture slip away without maximum points. Despite losing Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski due to being booked plus Corentin Tolisso’s injury, their 4-2-3-1 formation will still be working well with the available names in the squad. Phillipe Coutinho and Serge Gnarby can fill up their position plus Ivan Perisic as a winger.
Gladbach will have the incomplete squad as well for this upcoming match since Alessane Plea, Denis Zakaria, Breel Embolo and Fabian Johnson are sidelined. Marco Rose is likely to deploy 5-3-1-1 formation if he does aim for at least one point in Allianz-Arena. Marcus Thuram will be the targetman supported by Lars Stindl while in the second line, Mathias Ginter, Florian Neuhaus and Patrick Hermann are opted to be the first layer of their defence wall as well as building counter attack.
Players to watch
Bayern’s notable players to watch for this weekend are the German international Serge Gnarby for sure with twelve goals and ten assists in Bundesliga, the former Schalke man, Leon Goretzka and possibly Barcelona loanee Phillipe Coutinho.
In Gladbach, Marcus Thuram will be tested to perform well without the company of Plea. The son of 1998 World Cup hero, Lillian, has scored ten goals and provided eight assists so far. Another considerable figure for this game is the captain Lars Stindl.
Bayern vs Gladbach Prediction
Marco Rose’s men’s mission to steal points in Munich will not be easy. The home side obviously wants to end the title race soon by winning this game. They surely have all the advantage and it will be depending more on how Gladbach deal with such circumstance. A victory for Hans Flick’s men is still more likely.
Bayern is the clear favourite with the odds to win at 1.34, whereas Gladbach are only projected to win at 8.35. The draw result is at the value of 5.55.