In the epilogue of the 8th round of the Bundesliga on Sunday, October 21, Borussia M’Gladbach – FSV Mainz will play. The match will take place on “Borussia-Park” starting at 17:00. The host team has only scored two points in the last four stages.
“Fingers” produced one of the biggest surprises in this championship, after winning 3-0 in the previous round on Bayern Munich. Alassane Plea opened the score in the 10th minute, marking his 5th goal this season. Taken this summer in Nice, the French fit perfectly into Hecking’s band. With this victory, Borussia climbed to the 3rd position in the standings, but, statistically, it has cause for concern. Of the last 12 teams that managed to defeat Bayern in the championship, only Leipzig managed to win a victory in the next round. Dieter Hecking will not be able to count on Saturday’s Beyer and Raffael’s (injured) services.
On the other side, Mainz is paradox teams. Although it has the best defense, only four goals, it has the weakest offensive, only four scored goals. Despite this, Mainz manages to make a decent run so far, occupying the eighth position in the standings. It is worth mentioning that in the previous round, Mainz had an average of 22.78 years of players sent in the first 11, the youngest starting formula in the history of the Bundesliga. Without Adler, Berggreen, Bungert and Holtmann (injured), Sandro Schwarz tries to find the necessary solutions for his band to get the first success on a foreign land. In the previous three moves he scored a draw at Nurnberg, and he succumbed to the limit with Leverkusen and Schalke respectively.
The last direct confrontation, disputed in April, ended undecided, score 0-0. It was only the second draw in the last 7 straight games. During this time, each team was imposed three times.
M’Gladbach: Sommer – Lang, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt – Hofmann, Kramer, Neuhaus, Hazard – Stindl, Plea
Mainz: Zentner – Mwene, Bell, Niakhate, Martin – Kunde, Gbamin, Baku – Boëtius, Mateta, Ujah
PREDICTION: B. Monchengladbach to win @ 1.60