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VfB Stuttgart vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
This Sunday, Wolfgang Stark will give way to a game between a team that still dreams about a European place and one that breathes a sigh of relief at being able to avoid relegation. Betfair gives the best odds for Stuttgart against Borussia Muenchengladbach.
Stuttgart comes from a goalless draw against Hannover 96, where Bruno Labbadia was forced to change his starting team as a result of suspensions, while other players like Okazaki returned to the squad after illness. All in all, there were no clear chances for either team, except maybe Alexandru’s Maxim free shot, but Hannover’s Robert Zieler was able to turn the ball away from the goal.
Borussia Muenchengladbach comes from a 1-0 victory over Greuter Furth, and with those three points, they are one step and point closer to the last European place. Even with the win they struggled greatly, seeing as Hannover changed their formation last minute, and Borussia had to adapt. Luuk de Jong’s only goal brought a sigh of relief for both fans and technical staff, but they still admitted: ”We didn’t play well, that’s for sure, but in the end the three points are all that counts”.
The game at hand presents great interest in an assemble of results that depend on Shalke’s performance. Provided they lose this weekend, Borussia Muenchengladbach and two other teams will make a step forward towards a chance to bid for the Champions League playoffs. Stuttgart on the other hand, has literally no chances of moving forward, and it seems like their only focus will be to keep up the distance between them and the relegation zone.
Their last encounter ended with Stuttgart’s win, after they managed to recover from a 0-1 deficit. Back then Stranzl opened the score, only to have Martin Harnik and Roel Brouwers pierce the net to give Stuttgart the win. Considering Borussia is out for points right now, and Stuttgart has nothing to lose, the game promises to be a really interesting one.
The game starts this Sunday at 14:30, GMT+1, and even though Borussia might aim for at least a point I’m going to hope and bet 6 units on their win at 2.3 with odds from Betfair.
VfB Stuttgart – team’s formation
Borussia Muenchengladbach – team’s formation