Borussia M’gladbach is welcoming VfB Stuttgart to Borussia-Park in round 8 of the German Bundesliga. Borussia has caught a solid form just before the international break, but we will see if they can stay on it after the break. Stuttgart has broken their winless streak, but they are still without a lot of injured players.
Borussia has 3 wins in their last 4 games, and they have improved greatly after that sloppy start. In their last 2 games, Borussia has scored 4 goals while conceding only 1 goal, and they have won both of those games. In their last game against Wolfsburg, Borussia was solid with 48% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 4 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Borussia was in control from start to finish, and they were leading 0-2 in the 7th minute. With 1 more scored goal in the second half, Borussia M’gladbach has won this match 1-3. Zakaria, Hofmann, and Stindl have each scored 2 goals for M’gladbach so far. Hermann has added 2 assists. Doucoure, Lainer, and Thuram are all injured. Borussia is a solid team, and they are not playing in any of the European competitions, which should make their Bundesliga season easier, but they are struggling so far.
Stuttgart is good in the attacking end, but they are terrible on the defensive end with 13 conceded goals. With only 8 points, Stuttgart is in 12th place. Stuttgart has been hit by a lot of injuries, and they have been struggling with that for a while, but they somehow manage to look decent in their games. Stuttgart was hosting Hoffenheim just before the international break, and they were excellent with 41% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Stuttgart was outstanding in the attacking end in this game, and they have scored 3 goals. The final score of this match was 3-1 in favor of Stuttgart. As I’ve mentioned, the injury list is long, and there is no point in naming all players, but some of their best players are on it. Kempf is now the leading goalscorer for Stuttgart with 3 goals, while Sosa has added 3 assists. I don’t think Stuttgart will have any problems staying out of the relegation zone, but they need to improve their defense if they want to stay in the Europa League competition.
While Borussia M’gladbach is still undefeated at home this season, Stuttgart is without a win on the road. Neither team has a good defense, but they are both scoring a decent number of goals. I’m taking the over in this one, and goals on both sides.