Borussia Monchengladbach vs VFB StuttgartGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Oct 16, 2021, Borussia-Park
Borussia Monchengladbach have endured mixed results this season and will attempt to put that behind them when they host Stuttgart in a Bundesliga fixture at Borussia-Park. Things appear to be improving in recent weeks and they should have the edge over an inconsistent Stuttgart.
Borussia Monchengladbach had a slow start to the season, claiming just one win from their opening three matches. They appear to be slowly returning to their best having won three of their last four Bundesliga matches.
Adi Hutter's men head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 3-1 victory away at Wolfsburg in their previous Bundesliga fixture. Breel Embolo and Jonas Hoffmann gave them an early two goal lead while Joseph Scally added the third deep into added time.
Monchengladbach are often solid at home and have claimed two wins and a 1-1 draw against champions Bayern Munich from their three matches at Borussia-Park this season. However, they remain vulnerable at the back and have kept only one clean sheet in their seven Bundesliga matches this term.
Stuttgart were also victorious last time out in the Bundesliga as they earned a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim. Efforts from Marc Kempf, Kostas Mavropanos and Roberto Massimo gave them a three goal lead before conceding a late consolation.
It has not been the best start to the season for Stuttgart with the result against Hoffenheim only their first Bundesliga win since the opening day. They are currently down in the bottom half of the table but remain just two points off the top 10.
Stuttgart often struggle on the road and are winless in their three away matches this season. Pellegrino Matarazzo's men have actually claimed just one win from their last eight away matches in the Bundesliga, stretching back to last season.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have Borussia Monchengladbach as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/15 by SBK. The same firm is offering 27/5 for a Stuttgart victory while a draw is set at odds of 19/5 by Unibet.
Head to head
Stuttgart have a 40-31 advantage with 29 draws from 100 previous matches against Monchengladbach. Both teams won their away fixture last season with Monchengladbach claiming a 2-1 victory in the first meeting while Stuttgart also triumphed 2-1 at Borussia-Park.
Players to watch
Borussia Monchengladbach often spread their goals across the team with forwards Alassane Plea and Breel Embolo already off the mark this season. Plea is priced at 8/5 by Skybet to score anytime while bet365 has Embolo at 7/5 in the same market.
Stuttgart also spread their goals across the team with defender Marc Kempf their surprise top scorer with three goals. He is often a threat from set pieces and could be worth a punt to score anytime at 8/1 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
Borussia Monchengladbach and Stuttgart saw over 3.5 goals in their previous Bundesliga fixtures and are likely to play out a similar outcome at 21/17 with SBK. Both teams had second half goals last time out and could be set for a repeat at 15/8 with betfair.
Monchengladbach could also be tipped to earn a win and over 3.5 goals at 7/4 with bet365.
This German Bundesliga match between Borussia Monchengladbach and VFB Stuttgart will be played on Oct 16, 2021 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Borussia Monchengladbach vs VFB Stuttgart prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.