A Bundesliga matchup featuring two title contenders is on the schedule Saturday as Bayern Munich travel to take on Borussia Monchengladbach. Both teams appear ready to be locked in a championship battle all season and this matchup could go a long way towards that.
Monchengladbach enter matchday 14 atop the Bundesliga with 28 points and a 9-1-3 record. Borussia Monchengladbach lead second place Leipzig by one point and third place Schalke by three points. First place and seventh place are separated by just six points.
Bayern Munich enter Saturday in an unfamiliar position on the table as they currently occupy the final Champions League spot in fourth place. Bayern trail league Monchengladbach by four points, so a win Saturday would be big for Bayern. Munich have Borussia Dortmund on their heels as they are just one point back and Freiburg is just two points behind the team from Munich.
Below is my pick for the Bundesliga action between Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich. All odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Borussia Monchengladbach (+450) vs Bayern Munich (-190) – Draw (+370)
Monchengladbach enter play as one of the hottest teams in the Bundesliga as they have gone 4-0-1 in their last five games and boast a +5 goal differential during that time frame. The only team in better form at the moment is RB Leipzig who are also 4-0-1, but have a +13 goal differential. Over the last 10 Bundesliga games, Monchengladbach in the most inform team going 8-0-2 with a +13 goal differential. At home this season, Monchengladbach is 5-1-1 with a +9 goal differential. They have not lost a league home game since the end of September.
Bayern Munich enter play as just the fifth hottest team in Germany going 3-0-2 and having just a +4 goal differential. Over their last 10 games Bayern has gone 5-2-3 with a +8 goal differential. Bayern has struggled a bit on the road this season going 3-2-1 and having just a +4 goal differential.
Series History: These two teams have been splitting the series for quite some time now as Bayern has won four meetings since 2014, Monchengladbach has won four meetings since 2014 and the two have drawn four times since 2014.
Game Prediction: I like this one to be high scoring so I am backing over 3.5 goals (-110) in this one.
YTD Results: 120-118