Borussia M’gladbach vs. Wolfsburg 6/16/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Borussia M’gladbach 17-5-9, Wolfsburg 12-10-9
6/16/20 12:30 pm
Over 2.5 (-175), Under 2.5 (+137)
Borussia M’gladbach is hosting Wolfsburg at Borussia-Park in part of round 32 in German Bundesliga.
Borussia’s form has declined fast, and at the wrong time as Borussia is in the middle of the battle for the Champions League spot, which they lost to Leverkusen earlier this weekend. Borussia is now in 5th place in the standings with 56 points, 1 point less than Leverkusen. the first half of the season was great for M’gladbach when they were playing great soccer on both ends, but in their last 6 games, since the season started again, M’gladbach has won only 2 games. In their last match against Bayern Munich on the road this past weekend, Borussia has had 51% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and 83% of the correct passes. The first half ended in 1-1 draw, and M’gladbach was on a good way to hold that result, but with a sloppy defensive reaction in 86th minute, M’gladbach has conceded another goal and has lost this match 2-1. Plea and Thuram have each scored 10 goals for Borussia this season, while Plea added 10 assists, and Thuram added 7 assists. Johnson, Strobl, Zakaria, Raffael, and Thuram are all injured and will not be in the lineup. There are three games left in the Bundesliga season, and Borussia is playing all three games against the teams they can easily beat if they were in a good form, but playing like they are right now, these last three games could be tense for Borussia M’gladbach.
Wolfsburg is playing decent soccer, and they are holding to their Europa League spot, tightly I might add. Wolfsburg is in 6th place in the standings with 46 points, just three points ahead of Hoffenheim, and 4 points ahead of Freiburg. Offensively, Wolfsburg is having a solid season with 44 scored goals, while they conceded 38 goals. In their last 6 games in Bundesliga since the season has started, Wolfsburg has won 3 games, lost 2, while their latest one ended in a draw. In that match against Freiburg, Wolfsburg has had 46% of ball possession, 6 corner kicks, 6 shots on goal, and only 74% of the correct passes. This was an exciting game where we saw 4 goals in 46 minutes of the match, two goals on each side. There were plenty of chances for the rest of the game, but the result didn’t change again, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Weghorst has scored 14 goals for Wolfsburg, while Arnold added 8 assists. Camacho, Karamoko, Otavio, William, and Mehmedi are all injured and will not be in the lineup. Wolfsburg is a solid team with enough talent to compete in Bundesliga, and once they get just a little bit more composed on the defensive end, Wolfsburg will be even better. I believe that Wolfsburg can stay focused in their last three games and that they can stay in 6th place and get qualified for the Europa League.
Wolfsburg hasn’t lost any of their last 7 away games, and the trends against M’gladbach are on their side. Wolfsburg is in a slightly better form than M’gladbach, but both teams desperately need a win here. The home team has dominated this matchup, but I will pick something on goals in this game because both Wolfsburg and M’gladbach are sloppy on the defensive end but can score a lot of goals.