Borussia Monchengladbach host Stuttgart on Saturday at Borussia Park seeking to pull closer to Bayer Leverkusen in the table. The Foals are five points off of sixth-place Bayer Leverkusen and Europa League qualification for next season. With six points left to play for, Gladbach’s hopes of qualifying for Europe could be dashed by either dropping points to Stuttgart or a Bayer Leverkusen win or draw against Union Berlin.

Stuttgart go into matchday 33 in 10th place. The club ended a four-match losing streak last weekend with a 2-1 win against Augsburg. The Swabians have been hot and cold over the course of the second half of the Bundesliga campaign, but are in no danger of relegation going into the final two games of the season. Stuttgart have put themselves in good position for qualification to the Europa League next term. Coach Pellegrino Matarazzo could be in demand at the end of the season with other Bundesliga sides.

Gladbach and Stuttgart have met twice already this season. The reverse Bundesliga fixture between the sides finished 2-2 while their DFB Pokal match ended in a 2-1 win for the Foals. The reverse league fixture saw Stuttgart peg Borussia Monchengladbach back twice to earn the draw.

Lars Stindl opened the scoring for Borussia Monchengladbach with a first-half penalty before Nicolas Gonzalez levelled the scoreline just before the hour-mark. Denis Zakaria put Gladbach back into the lead on 61 minutes. With the game heading toward a Borussia Monchengladbach win, Silas Wamangituka scored a penalty in the 90th minute to give Stuttgart a share of the spoils.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Stuttgart Betting Odds

 

Borussia Monchengladbach took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in the Bundesliga. After the midseason dip in form follow Marco Rose’s announcement to depart the club in the summer, the Foals have improved greatly. Gladbach continue to concede goals in the Bundesliga. They allowed 12 goals to opponents over the course of their last six matches. Borussia Monchengladbach scored 15 times during that time.

Sportsbooks have Borussia Monchengladbach are at odds of 7/10 to win at full-time. Gladbach are on a three-match winning streak at home. They have taken 28 points from 48 possible at Borussia Park. Stuttgart are at odds of 17/5 to win at full-time against Gladbach. The Swabians took just six points from the last 18 on offer in the Bundesliga. They were outscored 11-7 during that six-game period.

The home team are unbeaten in seven of the last eight games between these sides in all competitions. Six of those eight matches ended with both teams not scoring goals. However, both games between the sides this season in all competitions ended with both teams scoring.

Based on Gladbach’s poor defensive record, they should concede and both teams could find the back of the net. Borussia Monchengladbach and Stutgart are at odds of 18/5 to win at full-time.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Stuttgart Team News

Rose has two players on the Borussia Monchengladbach injury list going into the game on Saturday at home versus Stuttgart. Defender Mamadou Doucoure is ruled out for the remainder of the season with an Achilles’ tendon injury. He won’t be available until next season. Forward Torben Musel is a doubt for the match. He is recovering from a knee injury.

Pellegrino has a laundry list of injuries going into matchday 33. Nine names make up the team’s injury list going into the match along with one suspension. Naouirou Ahamada is suspended for the match. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel is a doubt due to a back injury.

Forwards Roberto Massimo and Tanguy Coulibaly are both ruled out of the match due to their respective injuries. Silas Wamangituka is ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury. Stuttgart’s team have struggled in the last few months due to the number injuries the side have had. Konstantinos Mavropanos is also a doubt to play after coming off last weekend against Augsburg.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Stuttgart Prediction

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The last two games between Borussia Monchengladbach and Stuttgart, both games played this season in the league and cup, ended with both teams scoring goals. They combined for four goals in the reverse Bundesliga match and three in the DFB Pokal. Three of Borussia Monchengladbach’s last six Bundesliga games ended with both teams scoring goals. Four of Stuttgart’s last five league matches saw both teams score.

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Stindl scored against Stuttgart in the reverse fixture. His goal came from the penalty spot. Stindl has 12 goals in 28 matches this season for the Foals. He returned to the team last weekend for the 6-0 loss against Bayern Munich following an injury. Stindl missed three games due to a torn muscle fibre. The forward has scored twice in his last four appearances.

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The last two matches between Borussia Monchengladbach and Stuttgart ended with over 2.5 goals scored. The teams drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture and Borussia Monchengladbach won 2-1 in the DFB Pokal meeting. Six straight Borussia Monchengladbach matches in the league finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Stuttgart had four of their last five matches in the league finished with more than 2.5 goals scored. We could see over 2.5 goals scored once more this weekend between the Bundesliga rivals.

Gladbach have a lot to make up for after their 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich on matchday 32. The Foals still tallied 14 shots and three hit the target. Yet, Borussia Monchengladbach’s defence was terrible on the day. They should once again concede goals this weekend based on their poor record going into the game.

Despite fighting for European qualification, Borussia Monchengladbach have allowed the Bundesliga’s third-most goals – 52. Stuttgart have actually allowed the same number of goals (52). The teams should combine for goals when they meet this weekend at Borussia Park.