The German Bundesliga was the first of the major European soccer leagues to return to action in the midst of the global pandemic, but they will soon be joined by 3 more later this month. By the time the other leagues get back into action, the Bundesliga will be close to winding down their season. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming matchup along with their Bundesliga odds.
Bundesliga Borussia Monchengladbach Vs Freiburg Matchday 30
There are no just 6 rounds left to play, with Bayern Munich very much looking as though they are going to take the title with their 7-point lead at the top. There is still a lot to play for, though, in the final weeks, with European qualification and relegation places still to be decided. The European battle in particular is a fun one to watch, as those Champions League spots are very much like gold dust when you consider how much a team can earn by even just playing in the group stage. Borussia Monchengladbach have one of those spots right now, while Freiburg are clinging to life in the race for a Europa League qualification spot. It is all to play for, with both teams looking to take maximum points here. Monchengladbach are favored by ½ on the road, with the goal total set at 2 ¾.
Why bet on SC Freiburg
All the European spots are basically locked up, save for one, which is the Europa League qualification slot that comes from finishing in 6th . Freiburg are currently 4 points out of that coveted spot, but they actually lost a little bit of ground last week in a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on the road. 4 points is not a lot to make up, but with time running out on the season, that small gap begins to look rather huge. Freiburg are basically playing .500 ball in their own building, winning 6, losing 6, and drawing 2. They have scored 16 and surrendered the same amount in those 14 home games. They played Monchengladbach on the road earlier in the season and lost 4-2. Another defeat here could put their hopes of European football next season in real jeopardy.
Why bet on Borussia Monchengladbach
While getting into the major European competitions is always a fantastic feat, every club would sooner take part in the Champions League. It is the more prestigious of the two competitions, while also being the one that brings in the most money for the teams involved. If the season were to end today, Monchengladbach would be in the CL, but only by the skin of their teeth. They are tied on points with Bayer Leverkusen for the final spot, with superior goal difference the only thing separating the two teams. That said, they are also just 2 points out of second. Monchengladbach have been good on the road this season, going 7-3-4, while scoring 22 goals and surrendering 15. They could use a win here to create a little more breathing room.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
As we mentioned earlier, it was Monchengladbach who came up with the comfortable win at home in the earlier meeting with Freiburg this season. I think they get the win again on the road in a closer affair.
Pick: Freiburg 1 Borussia Monchengladbach 2