Last updated & checked: 10/08/2021
Borussia Dortmund make the short trip to face Borussia Moenchengladbach this weekend, with Lucian Favre’s side still in with a chance of claiming the Bundesliga title. To do that, the Black and Yellows must beat Moenchengladbach and hope that Bayern Munich lose at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. They have been limping home in recent weeks, with just one win, last week’s 3-2 home victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf, in their last three games.
Dieter Hecking’s Moenchengladbach side still have plenty to play for themselves, though, with a victory over Dortmund on Saturday most likely sealing them a place in next season’s Champions League. The Foals have won just once in their last four games, winning 4-0 away at Nurnberg last weekend.
Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction: Moenchengladbach 1-2 Dortmund
Our prediction for this game is that Dortmund will do what they need to do to stake a claim for the Bundesliga title. Whether a 2-1 victory will be enough for them to be crowned as champions depends on how Bayern Munich perform against Eintracht Frankfurt. Both Dortmund and Moenchengladbach won last weekend, but neither side has been in scintillating form in the lead-up to this game. Final day matches can be strange things, and the events of this match are sure to be influenced by news from Munich. There could be a few twists and turns in store for fans to endure before matters are resolved.
Our recommended tip: Dortmund, both score
Our featured tip for this game comes from Betway, who are offering odds of 2/1 on Borussia Dortmund to win and both teams to score. This looks a good bet to us as Dortmund have won the last seven encounters between the teams, with both teams scoring in five of those meetings. This bet therefore fits the pattern of recent encounters perfectly. Of course, events in Munich may well shape events in this match, with a relay of information to coaches and players sure to be in operation.
Dortmund have won their last seven consecutive games against Moenchengladbach. Both teams have scored in five of those games. The last time the teams played each other was in the Bundesliga earlier this season, in December last year. The game ended in a 2-1 win for Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion. English winger Jadon Sancho opened the scoring for the home side on 42 minutes, before Christoph Kramer equalised in injury time at the end of the first half. A goal from Marco Reus in the 54th minute sealed the 2-1 victory for the home side.
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Players to watch: Thorgan Hazard & Jadon Sancho
Belgian forward Thorgan Hazard ended a run of 15 games without a goal last weekend, netting once in his team’s fine 4-0 away win over FC Nurnberg. He has scored 10 goals in 32 Bundesliga games this season, and could have returned to form at a vital time for his team’s hopes of reaching the Champions League. He has also provided 10 assists for his team mates in the league this season, and has netted five times from the penalty spot.
English winger Jadon Sancho is well worth keeping an eye on when it comes to the Dortmund team. The 19-year-old Londoner is the Bundesliga’s leading assist maker this season, having provided 14 assists to his team-mates. He has also scored 11 goals in 33 league games, a fine record for one so young. He has crossed the ball 33 times from open play over the course of the season, and has scored against Moenchengladbach already this season.