On Friday, starting at 19:30 pm, the match Schalke – Monchengladbach will be played, during the 18th round of the Bundesliga, the 2019/2020 season. Monchengladbach is unbeaten for 9 matches with Schalke in all competitions, during which 5 draws were recorded. In the tour dispute, the two teams drew at Gladbach, score 0-0. In the previous season, “Manjii” won both games with “Miners”, 2-1 on their own ground and 2-0 away.
Schalke had an excellent first half of the season in the Bundesliga, currently ranked 5th with 30 points, equaling Dortmund. The “Blues” exceeded their initial expectations, and coach David Wagner managed to repair his shattered image after a modest season with Huddersfield in the Premier League. One of the pleasant surprises of the tour, Schalke impressed with an exact defense (21 goals scored) and a single defeat suffered at Gelsenkirchen, 0-3 with Bayern. Without major moves this winter, the hosts are aiming for a positive result in front of the former Bundesliga leader.
Monchengladbach started the season sensationally, but in the latter part of the tour they gave up their first position to Leipzig. The “Manjii” have scored only one success in the last 5 trips to Leverkusen, and the band’s game is suffering. The elimination came from the Europa League, and now Gladbach can concentrate on the course of the Bundesliga. Marco Rose’s students are 2 points behind, but they need a victory at Schalke to keep the distance from widening. Monchengladbach has the best line of “home” rankings, 7-1-1, but away has collected 3 defeats in the last 5 rounds.
Like Schalke, Monchengladbach is also based on the same batch of players who played hard in the first half of the season. The move to Gelsenkirchen is complicated and a balanced duel is announced, without much success.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,58