Gladbach’s mission after this covid-19 break is to come back strong and improve their form in Bundesliga. Lars Stindl and Co, who was on the top of the table and managed to beat Bayern in December last year, slowly lost their moment and fell to a number of defeats afterwards. Now they are only sitting on the fourth of the standings with six points away from the top. This weekend, they will pay a visit Frankfurt, which are still stuck on the mid low table.
Both teams’ latest news
Frankfurt’s form was quite disappointing with three losses in a row before the break. One of them even cost their chance to qualify to the next round in Europa League this season. It was the game against FC Basel at home last March.
The visitor did not seem to be successful in finding the right rhythm yet as they only managed to snatch a win in three out of their six last games. Gladbach tended to have a difficulty to win over their rival such as Dortmund and Schalke. Marco Rose’s men could only hope for their positive form and seal the Champions League zone at the end.
Adolf Hutter has been in favour of various formations this season but he is likely to deploy 4-4-2 or 4-1-4-1 as before. Unfortunately, their key man, Filip Kostic, will miss the match due to being suspended. His role might be given to Timothy Chandler or while Danny da Costa will be taking Chandler’s main position as the right winger. Another one who misses the match is Marco Russ.
Meanwhile, Marco Rose tends to employ various formations from 4-3-1-2 with the transition to 4-1-4-1 or 4-4-2. He relies on Marcus Thuram, Alessane Plea, Breel Embolo and many more to score. In short, all of their frontmen have similar quality to find the back of the net. The only player on the injury table is the Swiss international Didier Zakaria.
Players to watch
The host’s recent top performers are Bast Dost with five goals, Goncalo Pacienca with seven goals and three assists and the American Timothy Chandler with four goals and one assist.
On the visitor’s side, their key men are Marcus Thuram with six goals and eight assists, Alessane Plea with eight goals and seven assists and Patrick Hermann. The latter has been out one of the versatile in their midfield.
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Hutter’s men might have been unconvincing but it does not mean that they have no potentials to secure points at this meeting. Yet, the absence of Filip Kostic could really affect their attack. The visitor’s side with the better squad should be able to seal a win but their inconsistency leads to a doubt. A draw result seems to be quite fair for both.
Gladbach is the slight favourite in this match, according to the punters as they are priced to win at 11/8. The host’s win market is only at 21/10 whereas the draw result is at 13/5