With German football once again taking centre stage from across Europe this week, Borussia Mönchengladbach will be hoping to make a return to winning ways when they make the trip to relegation scrappers Werder Bremen on Tuesday night.
While Gladbach might have seen fellow top-four contenders Bayer Leverkusen land a crucial 3-1 win at Borussia-Park over the weekend, Marco Rose’s men have enjoyed an eye-catching second half of the season.
On the flip side, while Gladbach might be battling it out in the top half of the table, Werder Bremen find themselves in their own scrap at the other end.
Despite picking up a 1-0 win over another European contender in Freiburg on Saturday, the former German giants still sit six points adrift of safety and also holding a worrying record against Gladbach.
It should also be noted that along with being hit with a 3-1 drumming when they made the trip to Borussia-Park earlier in the season, Bremen were struck with an identical scoreline the last time they welcome Gladbach to the Weserstadion. A similar away victory on Tuesday can be found priced at 4/5 with Coral.
Bremen’s Weserstadion nightmare
While Werder Bremen’s 1-0 win away at Freiburg might have been just the boost that Florian Kohfeldt’s side were looking for, it does not cover what has been a woeful campaign for the former German giants.
Sat six points adrift of safety and on the verge of losing their Bundesliga status for the first time in 52 years, the Greens also have a growing reputation for what has been an abysmal record on home soil.
Including marking their return from the enforced break with a 4-1 hammering at home against Bayer Leverkusen last week, Tuesday’s hosts have remarkably lost each of their last seven Bundesliga matchups at the Weserstadion, their worst record in recent memory.
Even more worrying for Bremen, along with being unable to call upon defender Phillipp Bargfrede due to suspension, the Greens have shipped at least a pair of goals in seven of their last eight Bundesliga matches at home.
You might be interested to know that Kohfeldt’s men can be found at 7/10 with Bet365 to once again concede over 1.5 goals on Tuesday night.
Gladbach continue to shine on the road
While Gladbach boss Marco Rose might have been left rightfully frustrated to have seen his side hit with a 3-1 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend, the mood in the Foals’ camp should be on a high.
Opening Tuesday’s contest sat one-point adrift of breaking back into the Champions League spots, Gladbach have continued to save their best performances for their trips away from Borussia-Park.
Including a thumping 3-1 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt on their return last week, Rose’s side have won their last three Bundesliga matches on the road and have lost just a single away fixture since the middle of December.
With a growing reputation throughout the second half of the season for their performances in the final third, one man to potentially keep an eye out for in midweek could be midfielder, Lars Stindl.
Including bagging a brace away at Augsburg back in February, the 31-year-old has recorded four strikes in back-to-back matches away from Borussia-Park and can be found at 23/10 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally on Tuesday night.