Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg 6/16/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Wolfsburg (12-10-9) at Borussia Monchengladbach (17-5-9)
Bundesliga Soccer: Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM (Borussia Park)
The Line: Borussia Monchengladbach +100 / Draw +260 / Wolfsburg +245 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Borussia Monchengladbach host Wolfsburg in Bundesliga soccer action from Borussia Park on Tuesday afternoon
Borussia Monchengladbach come into this match sitting on 56 points with a record of 17 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses following back-to-back defeats after a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich in their last match. In the defeat to Bayern, Gladbach had thought they had taken the lead in the 16th minute but VAR overruled the referee’s decision and waved off the goal due to offside. Munich took the lead just ten minutes later but Gladbach would get on the board in the 37th when Benjamin Pavard put the ball in his own net for the own goal. The match would remain tied for most of the second half before Bayern found a late go-ahead goal in the 86th, leaving little time for Gladbach to find an equalizer, and they’d be unable to as Bayern held on for the win. Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea lead Monchengladbach in scoring with 10 goals apiece, with Thuram having 8 assists while Plea’s got a team-high 10 helpers this season. Yann Sommer is the top goaltender for Gladbach, conceding just 1.06 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 31 league appearances this season.
Wolfsburg come into this match sitting in 6th place after a 2-2 draw with Freiburg put them on 46 points with a record of 12 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses this season. In the draw with Freiburg, Wout Weghorst gave Wolfsburg the lead after just 14 minutes of play. Wolfsburg thought they had a second but it was wiped out when VAR determined the goal came with a player in an offside position. Weghorst would eventually give Wolfsburg their 2nd goal from the penalty spot in the 27th before VAR intervened against Wolfsburg for the 2nd time in the 29th minute when another goal was disallowed via a handball in the buildup to the goal. Freiburg would pull a goal back in the 43rd and tie the game at two right after halftime. Both sides would have their chances down the stretch, but ultimately both sides would settle for a single point at full time. Weghorst leads Wolfsburg in scoring with 14 goals this season while Maximilian Arnold has 4 goals and a team-high 8 assists on the year.
The plus money with Wolfsburg is tempting as they’re still fighting to hold onto 6th for Europa league next year. However, Gladbach’s loss to Bayern stings because it takes them out of the driver’s seat for 4th and Champions League for next year for the time being with Leverkusen playing a deflated Schalke side on Sunday. These last three games are going to be tough for Wolfsburg and I think it starts here with a loss to a Monchengladbach team that’s really going to pour it on down the stretch.