Schalke 04 open the 20th Bundesliga matchday by hosting Borussia M’Gladbach in a direct battle for the third place. The first match of the season ended with a serious setback for the Royal Blues as they fell to an unexpected 1-4 defeat. To bet on this and many other matches from Bundesliga, we recommend you to get a betting account with the best betting agent, BET-IBC.
The hosts come from a 1-1 draw against the Bundesliga champions who had to play for the majority of the match with 10 men. For the match against Gladbach, the Royal Blues will have to play with their third goalkeeper as both Fährmann and Giefer are injured. The 19-year-old Wellenreuther will reprise his role as Schalke’s number one after having to replace Giefer in the match against Bayern Munich. Huntelaar’s suspension was reduced to four matches; the remaining two will only come into effect if he picks up another red card in the next year.
Borussia M’Gladbach are currently third in Bundesliga with 33 points, same as Augsburg, but with a better goal difference. They also have a winning streak of four matches and have recently won against Freiburg, but their away record in Bundesliga is far from being perfect or worthy of their position on the table. Gladbach was unable to win an away game in Bundesliga since November of last year, but their recent win against Stuttgart might have proved the visitors have improved something in their form.
The visitors have a good track record against Schalke, who have changed their defensive system and are expecting results. The bookmakers don’t seem to make that much of a difference between the two teams and for example, 888sport gives Schalke 04 2.55 odds to win and Borussia Mönchengladbach got 2.65 in the same market. We’re betting 5 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.45 odds from 888sport, the best bookmaker for bonus and promotions.