2019-20 Bundesliga – Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04 Betting Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04 kick off? Saturday 17th August, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04 being played? Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK

What is the weather forecast for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04? Cloud, 19c

What television channel is Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04 on? Some Bundesliga matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed live via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 04?

Borussia Monchengladbach – https://www.borussia-ticketing.de/default.aspx

Schalke 04 – https://store.schalke04.de/tickets/schalke-04-spiele/alle-spiele/

What was the score when the teams last met? Schalke 04 0-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

THE TEAM NEWS

BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH

Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Sommer; Lainer, Elvedi, Ginter, Wendt; Strobl; Zakaria, Benes; Neuhaus; Thuram, Plea

Unavailable: Kramer (Injured), Hofmann (Injured), Bensebaini (Injured)

Doubtful: Jantschke (Injured), Traore (Injured), Stindl (Injured), Villlalba (Injured)

  • New coach Marco Rose makes his Bundesliga debut following a successful tenure at RB Salzburg, with a top-four finish once again the aim for Borussia M'gladbach.
  • New signing Marcus Thuram, who scored the only goal of the game in Gladbach's DFB Cup win at Sandhausen, is expected to start alongside compatriot Alassane Plea in attack.
  • Left-back Ramy Bensebaini became the club's fifth summer signing this week but is not fit enough to feature, while Jonas Hofmann is out after sustaining an injury at Sandhausen but former Schalke striker Breel Embolo could make an appearance.

SCHALKE 04

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Nubel; Kenny, Nastasic, Stambouli, Oczipka; Serdar, McKennie; Caligiuri, Harit, Skrzybski; Burgstaller

Unavailable: Kabak (Injured)

Doubtful: Carls (Injured), Matondo (Injured), Schopf (Injured), Uth (Injured), Raman (Injured)

  • After battling relegation last season, Schalke 04 will be hoping for a much better 2019/20 campaign and they start it with former player David Wagner at the helm.
  • Wagner is expected to stick with the side that thrashed Drochtersen/Assel 5-0 in the DFB Cup last Saturday, meaning Everton loanee Jonjoe Kenny is set for his Bundesliga debut at right-back.
  • Benito Raman only returned to full training this week and Salif Sane has only recently rejoined the squad following the Africa Cup of Nations, while summer signing Ozan Kabak is recovering from injury.

BETTING ANALYSIS

Two sides with new coaches face each other in Monchengladbach, with the hosts looking to end their winless run at home from the end of last season. They won 1-0 at Sandhausen in the cup last weekend while Schalke also kept a clean sheet, so this could be a cagey opening day affair.

BETTING TIP: Under (Over or under 2.5 goals)

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