Monchengladbach v Augsburg, Friday, 7.30pm
WHILE the Bundesliga title has been sewn up earlier than the milkman calls this season, there is still much to play for in Germany’s top division.
Not least the battle for European places and the scramble for survival, with both themes being explored in this Friday night fixture.
Five-time German title winners Borussia Monchengladbach in seventh are just five points adrift of the all-important fourth spot which, as it does in England, represents the Champions League play-off position.
With fourth-place occupants Schalke still to visit Monchengladbach in a few weeks a victory over relegation-threatened Augsburg is paramount to the latter’s designs on a return to the Champions League preliminaries or at the least the Europa League.
Though their form has been mixed of late, Gladbach’s home is certainly where their heart is. They last suffered defeat at Borussia Park 11 games ago across all competitions and have only been robbed of all three points twice at home in the league all season.
After picking up maximum points in their last two home matches, no less than another win for Gladbach will suffice.
Monchengladbach @ 2.36