Gladbach vs Mainz
Gladbach will host Mainz in the 8th round of German Bundesliga.
Gladbach are in 5th position before this match being with a game less than the teams upon them in the table. A win here can guarantee them the 2nd place, although they will be with equal points as Werder, but with better goal difference. On the other side Mainz are 10th in the ranking with 2-3-2 and 9 points.
In Gladbach everything is looking even more than fine. They played three home games against Leverkusen, Schalke and Frankfurt and took 3 confident wins without giving their opponents the belief they can take even a point from Gladbach. But what about the last game in Munich they had before the international break- 0:3 against Bayern. I even don't remember which was the last team smashing the Bavarian machine in such a way. No doubt the mood amongst the team and the players is very high right now, so I expect to play with enjoyment tomorrow against Mainz. Only Raffael will miss this match for the hosts due to injury, but with a frontline in form Hazard-Plea-Stindl you are also capable of scoring goals.
Mainz are surprising from the start of the season with two main things- they are the team with the best defense(only 4 goals received in 7 games), but also with the weakest attack(4 goals scored in 7 games). No doubt their goal difference(4:4) looks very strange in comparison with the other teams in the Bundesliga, especially with the leaders of Borussia Dortmund(27:8). In their three away games Mainz lost twice with 1:0 by Schalke and Leverkusen and also made 1:1 against Nurnberg, so unders are big part of their games since the beginning of the season. Will they be able to stop scoring Gladbach, a team with such a high confidence, that's the main question we will receive an answer tomorrow. Missing for the guests are Rene Adler, Emil Berggreen, Gerrit Holtmann, Niko Bungert and Robin Quaison. Also the attacking midfielder Boetius is doubtful for the game.
H2H Gladbach is not very confident against this opponent at home in the recent seasons. Most of the matches went under 2.5 goals, but I doubt Gladbach were ever in such a big form before hosting Mainz. I am going with with a home win here, there is just no way to ignore Gladbach after the Munchen shock they made in the last round and also their form as hosts.
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