Kick-off: 1930, 13/08/2021
TV: Sky Sports
Bundesliga action is back on Sky Sports this term, starting with an intriguing contest between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich.
The visitors are hot favourites to claim a 10th straight title triumph, but have lost at Borussia-Park for the last two seasons.
We reckon there is value in taking on FC Hollywood again, so 8/5 for the hosts to avoid defeat is our first Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich prediction.
A Look At Borussia Monchengladbach’s Betting Odds
Borussia were beaten 6-0 by Bayern on the road in May, when Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick to wrap up top spot once more.
However, the Foals had prevailed 3-2 at this venue in January and 2-1 here during the previous campaign.
Monchengladbach will have been disappointed to slip from fourth in the table to eighth, but featuring in the Champions League may have played a part.
They finished second behind Real Madrid in their group, ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan, before finding Manchester City too strong.
Once that distraction was over, they won five of their last nine Bundesliga games, closing with a 4-2 victory at Werder Bremen.
Respected boss Adi Hutter switches from Eintracht Frankfurt, where he was twice voted Germany’s coach of the year.
Hannes Wolf has made his loan move from RB Leipzig permanent and young prospect Luca Netz comes in from Hertha Berlin.
Continuity is seen as the key to success on the pitch, though, with Germany defender Matthias Ginter the lynchpin at the back.
Club stalwart Lars Stindl remains the main man up front after bagging a personal best 14 Bundesliga goals last season, as well as 10 assists.
Monday’s strike in a 1-0 German Cup success at Kaiserslautern took the 32-year-old’s tally to 70 in all competitions since joining from Hannover in 2015.
Looking at the 23/10 to net at any time.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern ultimately finished 13 points clear at the summit last term after winning nine and drawing two of their last 12 league games.
Hansi Flick has since become Germany manager and been replaced by 34-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, who led RB Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals.
Some experienced players have also moved on, including David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez.
Much-vaunted young centre-half Dayot Upamecano is the marquee arrival but this could be a good time to take Bayern on, before the fresh regime settles in.
Alphonso Davies and Lucas Hernandez are out injured, while the postponement of last week’s DFB Cup match against Bremer SV denied a number of returning internationals a much-needed run-out.
Let’s add 17/10 for their hosts to score first to our Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich betting tips.
Kaiserslautern 0-1 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH – Lars Stindl
BAYERN MUNICH 5-2 Augsburg – Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (og), Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski
Head-to-head: Munich 6-0 Monchengladbach, Monchengladbach 3-2 Munich, Munich 2-1 Monchengladbach, Monchengladbach 2-1 Munich
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