Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich
Date: Friday, 13 August 2021
Kick-off 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK.
Bayern Munich will begin their title defense quest in Monchengladbach where they will take on Borussia in the opening round of the new Bundesliga season.
Bayern Munich continued their domestic dominance by winning the league with a 13-point advantage over the second-placed RB Leipzig last season
The Bavarians enter the new campaign as enormous favorites to clinch another domestic silverware, especially since some of their main title rivals (namely Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig) have lost their star players this summer.
Besides the managerial change, Bayern Munich did not shift their roster too much in between two seasons.
They only switched center-backs, signing Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano in place of David Alaba who went to Real Madrid.
It will be very interesting to see how the Bavarians will look under the new manager Julian Nagelsmann.
The former Hoffenheim head coach does have reasons to be worried after a subpar pre-season campaign for his new team.
The Bavarians lost three and drew one of four exhibitions this summer, conceding at least two goals in each of these games.
The run includes a 0-2 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach. However, Nagelsmann did not utilize his main stars in any of these outings, meaning we should take such results with caution.
Monchengladbach have already played a competitive game this season. They only edged past a third-division outfit Kaiserslautern in the opening round of the new DFB Pokal campaign on Monday night.
The team’s top scorer from the previous season, Lars Stindl, made the difference netting the only goal of the game 12 minutes in.
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich Head-to-head
- The teams exchanged wins in each of the last two Bundesliga seasons.
- Last time out, Gladbach won the home clash 3-2, but Bayern Munich got their revenge with a 6-0 drubbing of the Foals in May this year at Allianz Arena.
- However, it is interesting to mention that Monchengladbach did win three of the last five meetings with the Bavarians.
Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich Prediction
This match definitely has goals in it. Each of the last eight competitive head to head outings between these two likes saw at least three goals scored, most of which also produced the both teams to score option.
The visitors are favorites against pretty much any team in this division and we have no other option but to back their victory as an alternative betting option.