Schalke will welcome Borussia Monchengladbach to Veltins Arena of Friday for the first Bundesliga game for 2020. After a poor end to 2019, Borussia dropped down to 2nd place in the standings, sitting on 35 points, two behind leaders RB Leipzig. Schalke are not far behind, occupying 5th spot at the moment, with five points less than their next opponents.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Schalke||Draw||4 W/ 6 D/ 10 L||4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L|
|Borussia Monchengladbach||Draw||10 W/ 6 D/ 4 L||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L|
Last game between the teams: 17.08.2019 Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach 0:0
Last game at this venue: 02.02.2019 Bundesliga: Schalke – Borussia Monchengladbach 0:2; Christoph Kramer 85’, Florian Neuhaus 90’; Alexander Nubel from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 59’
Worth mentioning: Schalke were unable to win any of the last eight meetings with Borussia Monchengladbach, with the majority five of those finishing without a winner. The two teams finished in a boring goalless draw in the 1st round of the current Bundesliga campaign. None of the sides were able to score more than two goals in the last seven encounters, as only one of the last five featured over 2,5 goals, and three witnessed goals at both ends.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Stats
|As of 14.01||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Schalke||Win||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Borussia Monchengladbach||Win||6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
Last game Schalke: 10.01.2020 Club Friendly: Hamburger – Schalke 0:4; Michael Gregoritsch 18’, Benito Raman 56’, Alessandro Schopf 64’, Rabbi Matondo 87’
Top performers Schalke: Amine Harit 6 goals 4 assists, Suat Serdar 6 goals, Benito Raman 4 goals 2 assists.
Next game Schalke: 25.01.2020 Bundesliga: Bayern Munich – Schalke
Last game Borussia Monchengladbach: 10.01.2020 Club Friendly: Borussia Monchengladbach – Freiburg 2:1; Breel Embolo 69’, Keanen Bennetts 88’; Florian Kath 59’
Top performers Borussia Monchengladbach: Marcus Thuram 6 goals 5 assists, Breel Embolo 6 goals 2 assists, Alassane Plea 5 goals 5 assists.
Next game Borussia Monchengladbach: 25.01.2020 Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach – Mainz
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Schalke finished 2019 unbeaten in three games, but the last two were draws. The team played two friendlies during the winter break, losing 0:1 to Belgian St. Truiden and trashing 4:0 Hamburger in the most recent one. Two of Schalke’s last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, and also two saw both involved sides to hit the targets. The team is unbeaten in seven consecutive competitive games at Veltins Arena.
Borussia Monchengladbach won only one of their last four matches before the winter pause in the Bundesliga. The team played three friendly games in January, losing to Heracles and twice winning against Freiburg. Three of Borussia’s five previous encounters featured over 2,5 goals, and only the same three witnessed goals at both ends.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach News
Missing players Schalke: Nassim Boujellab, Weston McKennie, Salif Sane and Benjamin Stambouli are injured.
Missing players Borussia Monchengladbach: Andreas Poulsen and Florian Mayer are injured.
Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach Predictions
Both teams to score – 1.57 @ bet365