FOR ALL MATCH ODDS
Both would have expected more from their opening Europa League group games but defeat for the pair has made Borussia’s trip to Turkey all the more vital as three precious points now could make all the difference.
Considering neither side managed to score a goal in their opening Group J fixtures, it is hardly surprising we suggest backing under 2.5 goals in this one. But there is more to it than just that. Bundesliga outfit Monchengladbach have only score more than once in a game once in their last five games in all competitions whilst Istanbul have failed to score at all in any of their three European games this season (including a two-legged Champions League qualifier with Olympiakos). That makes backing less goals worth more with popular sportsbooks for added value.
UNDER 2.5 GOALS
We love a win to nil bet and this contest provides another great opportunity to back a valuable winner with a choice of online betting sites. We have already mentioned above that in 270 minutes of European soccer for Basaksehir they have failed to find the back of the net, but also that Monchengladbach, despite shipping four at home to Wolfsberg in game week one ,did keep a clean sheet in their last away game (at Koln) and will have learnt a valuable lesson following that thumping.
MONCHENGLADBACH TO WIN TO NIL
If you fancy an early payout, then backing the draw at the break could be the way to go. Monchengladbach have only scored once in the first half in their last four games in all competitions and looked nervous against Wolfsberg. Istanbul’s recent first half record is no better having not found the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes in their last three outings.
DRAW AT HALFTIME
Head to Head
Another first in the Europa League this season sees these two sides collide for the very first time. However, Istanbul Basaksehir are no strangers to facing German opposition having met Hoffenheim in the group stages of the 2017/18 campaign and Okan Buruk went on to record a draw and defeat.
Monchengladbach to win 1-0
It won’t be pretty, but Monchengladbach manager Marco Rose is a man under pressure after guiding his side to their record European loss to Wolfsberg last time out. However, traditionally, the German outfit are solid at the back and will be cautious not to make the same mistake twice with a stronger starting eleven. Istanbul’s lack of goals will be a problem and will see Monchengladbach claim a narrow 1-0 win.
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