Gladbach are in action against Shakhtar Donetsk in Wednesday’s upcoming Champions League meeting.
Our Gladbach v Shakhtar Donetsk predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Gladbach enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 stalemate against Augsburg.
In that match, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 52% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Borussia Mönchengladbach was Florian Neuhaus (5'). FC Augsburg 1907 got 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Daniel Caligiuri (88') was the scorer for Augsburg.
Fixtures with Borussia Mönchengladbach have often been engaging encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 25 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 16 of them accredited to Gladbach.
In their last game, Shakhtar Donetsk drew 1-1 in the Premier League tie with Oleksandria.
Luís Castro's Shakhtar Donetsk have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 9 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 9.
Head to head
The previous league match between these sides was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 when it ended Shakhtar Donetsk 0-6 Borussia Mönchengladbach.
That day, Shakhtar Donetsk had 53% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Valeriy Bondar (17' Own goal).
For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach got 20 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Alassane Pléa (8', 26', 78'), Ramy Bensebaïni (44') and Lars Stindl (65') scored.
The referee was Serdar Gözübüyük.
Team News: Gladbach
Jonas Hofmann (Torn muscle bundle) and Alassane Plea (Corona virus) won’t be able to feature for Gladbach gaffer Marco Rose.
Team News: Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar manager Luís Castro has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Maksym Malyshev (Knee Surgery), Yevgen Konoplyanka (Torn Muscle), Viktor Kornienko (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Ismaily (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are not able to play.
One thing is for certain, Shakhtar Donetsk will have a difficult task to be getting goals against a Gladbach team who appear set to fashion the chances to find the net multiple times while not conceding.
We think that it’s going to be a commanding 3-0 margin for Gladbach when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borussia-Park (54,022)
Captain: Lars Stindl
Chairman: Rolf Königs
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 7, DFB-Pokal (First Round), Champions League (Group B)
🔑 Star Man: Lars Stindl
Customarily used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Lars Stindl was born in Speyer, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Karlsruhe in the 2007 - 2008 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.