Bundesliga- Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich: Match preview

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This is set to be a hot encounter, as both clubs are playing well and will surely try to live upto expectations of us fans.

Match Details

Venue : Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach.

Date : 25/11/17 – 23:00 (IST), 17:30 (GMT), 19:30 (CEST).

TV Telecast : Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.

Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home

Team News

Borussia Monchengladbach : The Foals have been playing quite well this season. You don’t get the 4th place in the Bundesliga just like that! And Gladbach also deserves it. On the way they scored 21 and let in 21 too, 21 points they have presently. But will they be able to get a win against table toppers and reigning Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich? If they try hard they can! Even if it goes like that of last weeks encounter against Hertha Berlin which they won 4-2 that would do no harm to the Gladbach fans. Dieter Hecking will be without the services of Tobias Strobl, Jonas Hofmann and Laszlo Benes for the fixture due to injuries. But will be getting back Raul Marcelo Bobadilla (public bone) and Ibrahim Traore (thigh), though both may start from the bench. They also have no suspension concerns to deal with. Hecking may keep his faith on the line up which faced Hertha on MatchDay 12 and hope for a win this time with a cleansheet maybe. Looks unlikely right?

Possible line up – Gladbach (4-2-2-2) : Sommer; Elvedi, Ginter, Vestergaard, Wendt; Zakaria, Kramer; Hazard, Johnson; Stindl, Raffael.

Bayern Munich: After a hard fought victory (1-2) against Belgian giants Anderlecht on MatchDay 5 of the Champions League, Bayern face a high flying Gladbach on MatchDay 13 of the Bundesliga. Last Wednesday Bayern probably had played the worst of the games Jupp has managed in his 4th spell. Though taking nothing away from Anderlecht, the Belgian team gave their all on the field. But that just wasn’t enough. Currently Bayern are on the top in the Bundesliga with 29 points from 12 MatchDays, scoring 30 goals and allowing 8. Handsome truly. Bayern will try to stretch their lead even more further from 2nd placed Schalke(23 points) and 3rd placed RB Leipzig(23 points) on MatchDay 13. But what will be the line up? Many players are injured presently! Arjen Robben(thigh) and Thiago(muscle) are set to miss the clash against Gladbach, Robben maybe back soon but Thiago may face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Kingsley Coman (foot tendon) and David Alaba (back) who sat out against Anderlecht are in contention to start, both have trained with the team alongwith Rafinha (ankle). Thomas Müller might get some minutes too of the bench following his thigh injury he has also trained with the team. Franck Ribery returned to individual training but it might be too soon for him to return. Neuer (foot) remains out till April 2018. I will be naming a line up with Coman on the right, but if Coman starts on the left then Rafinha might start on the right wing position, this will totally change if Müller starts. We may also see a 4-2-2-2 with Tolliso and Muller starting alongwith James and Lewandowski.

Possible line up – Bayern (4-2-3-1) : Ulreich; Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Vidal; Coman, James, Bernat; Lewandowski.

Head to Head

Overall – 50 matches.

Drawn – 12 matches.

Gladbach won – 3 matches.

Bayern won – 35 matches.

Gladbach scored – 49 goals.

Bayern scored – 135 goals.