Borussia Monchengladbach v Werder Bremen - Saturday 17:30, BT Sport 2
Borussia Monchengladbach will be glad to return to Borussia-Park after an extended stay in Manchester only for them to get thumped 4-0. This came after a 3-1 defeat away to promoted side SC Freiburg as their wretched form on the road continues. However, at home they’re a different proposition, winning 14 of their last 16, including their last eight on the bounce.
Werder Bremen manager Viktor Skrypnyk is coming under increased pressure after losing his opening two Bundesliga games to go with a shock defeat to third tier side Sportfreunde Lotte in the DFB Cup. Things don’t get any easier for the Ukrainian’s side with a trip to Borussia-Park, a ground they’ve been on the wrong end of a thrashing at in four of the past five seasons.
Bremen remain without last season’s top goal scorer Claudio Pizarro up front and they’ve now lost 11 of the 16 games he’s failed to start since 2015/16. Six of those were against top-six sides and they trailed at the break in each of these defeats. Furthermore, seven of Gladbach’s eight consecutive home wins have come after they led at the break meaning the Gladbach/Gladbach HT/FT double makes the most appeal here.