Looking to move one step closer to securing a Champions League return for next year, Borussia Mönchengladbach will make the trip to what is a downbeat Schwarzwald-Stadion on Friday night.
Making a return to winning ways with what was a thumping 4-1 win at home against Union Berlin over the weekend, Gladbach still find themselves sat in pole position to secure a top-four finish after a run of form that has seen them lose just a pair of their last 11 Bundesliga outings.
On the flip side, while Friday’s guests might still find themselves firmly in the European race, Freiburg have continued on what has been a woeful return following the enforced break.
Offering very little and hit with a 1-0 defeat at home against Bayer Leverkusen last week, Christian Streich’s men have continued tumbling away from the top-six.
You might be interested to know, along with landing a 2-1 win when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, Gladbach have won each of their last three meetings against Freiburg and another away victory on Friday can be found priced at 5/6 with Ladbrokes.
Freiburg in freefall?
Hugely outplayed at home against Bayer Leverkusen and hit with a 1-0 loss at the Schwarzwald-Stadion seven days ago, Freiburg are still looking for their first victory since returning from the enforced break.
Also throwing away the lead in woeful fashion and eventually lucky to salvage a 3-3 draw at relegation outsiders Eintracht Frankfurt, there is no doubt that Head Coach Christian Streich will be hugely concerned by his side’s continued issues on home soil.
Hit with back-to-back defeats at the Schwarzwald-Stadion since returning to action, a run that also saw them hit with another 1-0 loss against bottom-three Werder Bremen, Freiburg have now lost five of their last seven Bundesliga matches at home.
Now sat four points adrift of the European spots and the mood in their camp at the lowest it has been since opening 2020, it should also be noted that Friday’s hosts have drawn a blank in each of their last four consecutive defeats in Baden-Württemberg.
You might be interested to know that a struggling Freiburg can be found priced at 2/1 with Coral to draw yet another blank on home soil this weekend.
Who can stop Thuram?
While Borussia Mönchengladbach might have dropped points against both Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen at the end of May, the Foals certainly made a return to winning ways in empathic fashion last weekend.
Blowing away Union Berlin and picking up a 4-1 win at Borussia-Park, Marco Rose’s side still find themselves sat in pole position to secure a European finish this season after losing just a pair of Bundesliga appearances since the middle of January.
If Gladbach are to land their first taste of Champions League football in five years, then there is no doubt that Friday’s guests will be calling on the red-hot Marcus Thuram to lead their charge at the Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Bagging a brace against Union last time out, the 22-year-old has continued to gain a long list of admirers from across Europe after now recording four Bundesliga goals since returning from the enforced break.
Forming an eye-catching partnership with strike partner Alassane Pléa, who also found the net last week, Thuram can be found priced at 5/4 with Paddy Power to extend on his purple patch this week.