Preview - Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Stuttgart 10 December 18

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Match Day 14
Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Stuttgart
Monday, December 10th 2018
01:00am (GMT+8 Timing)

Borussia Mönchengladbach: 
Last five matches form: L W W W L
Average goals per match: 2.31
Average goals against per match: 1.23
Top Scorer: Thorgan Hazard & Alassane Pléa ( 8 )

Last five matches form: L L W L W
Average goals per match: 0.69
Average goals against per match: 2.00
Top Scorer: Mario Gómez (3)

Two sides with very different immediate goals meet at BORUSSIA-PARK on Match Day 14 in the Bundesliga as title chasing Borussia Mönchengladbach play host to relegation threatened Stuttgart.

It was honours even between these sides last season, with Borussia winning this game 2-0 and Stuttgart coming out on top 1-0 in the reverse fixture.

Mamdou Doucouré and Jonas Hofmann miss out for the hosts in this one. Stuttgart are more badly affected when it comes to missing players. Antiago Ascacibar is suspended, whilst Borna Sosa, Berkay Özcan, Holger Badstuber, Jan Kliment and Alexander Meyer all miss out through injury.

Borussia have fallen a little off the frenetic pace being set by Dortmund at the top of the table, but a Champion's League finish would still be a successful season and they remain on course for that. They are unbeaten in eleven at home in Bundesliga and will be seeking a tenth win on the spin in this one.

Stuttgart's excellent season last time around is beginning to look a distant memory, but they have picked up a little of late with two wins in their past three. They have however lost five of their past seven on the road, making this look something of a tall order.

The home side have been playing much the better football of these two sides so far this season, aren't as affected by injuries and can be expected to pick up the points.

Prediction: Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 - 1 Stuttgart


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 3 - 0
Shots:  16 - 4
Shots on target: 8 - 2
Corner Kicks: 7 - 4
Possession: 67% - 33%

Referee Deniz Aytekin took the names of Tobias Strobl and Denis Zakaria of the home side. Dennis Aogo and Marc Kempf were booked for Stuttgart who also had Erik Thommy dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 83rd minute.

This one went entirely as the Bundesliga table suggested it would, with Borussia coming out well on top in all the key stats. Stuttgart did well to make it into the break on level terms but couldn't withstand the pressure in the second half.

 Borussia had the ball in the net following a goalmouth scramble in the 26th minute only for the goal to be chalked off for offside. Mario Gomez had the best chance for Stuttgart but could only hit the keeper when played in in the right of the area. 0-0 at the break.

The home side finally broke the deadlock in the 69th minute. Florian Neuhaus free in the left side of the eighteen-yard box and clipping a ball towards the far post for Rafffael to head home into the bottom right from around six yards.

The second came in the 77th minute. A good break down the right seeing the ball clipped to Thorgan Hazard at the far post. Hazard inside to Neuhaus who maintained his composure to find the bottom right from around ten yards.

It got worse for Stuttgart. Firstly, having Erik Thommy dismissed in the 83rd minute, and then conceding a third goal just one minute later. A ball from the right finding Lars Stindl in space towards the by-line and beyond the far post. Stindl playing the ball straight in across goal and Benjamin Pavard prodding past his own keeper from close range 3-0 final score.

Borussia Mönchengladbach stay second, seven points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund. Stuttgart remain third bottom but only on goal difference.

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