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Schalke 04 vs Monchengladbach 01/17/2020 Predictions, Betting Tips and Picks

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Schalke 04 vs Monchengladbach 01-17-2020 Predictions Betting Tips and Picks

Schalke 04 vs Monchengladbach 01/17/2020 – The second half of the Bundesliga season kicks off in Gelsenkirchen when Schalke 04 hosts Borussia Monchengladbach at the Veltins Arena on January 17. It is a battle of two of the top teams in the league and the result of the match could have title implications. As of this moment, Monchengladbach sits in second place while Schalke ranks fifth. But despite the visitors’ position in the table, Bet Sports Online has them as slight underdogs against Schalke.

Schalke 04 vs Monchengladbach 01/17/2020

When: Friday, January 17, 2:30 PM ET
Where: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
TV: BT Sport 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go

Schalke 04

Failing to capitalize on mishaps by other contenders, Schalke 04 finished the first half of the season with two draws against Wolfsburg and Freiburg. The Royal Blues are ranked fifth. They are tied with bitter rivals Dortmund on points but behind on goal difference.

They made a few moves in the winter transfer window, signing striker Michael Gregortisch from Augsburg on the loan while parting ways with disgruntled forward Mark Uth. Schalke is actually in good form losing just two games in their last ten games before the break. In their first meeting to start the season, Schalke drew 0-0 against Monchengladbach.

Players to Watch: Amine Harit (6 goals, 4 assists), Suat Serdar (6 G), Benito Raman (4 G, 2 A), Ozan Kabak (3 G, 1 A), Bastian Oczipka (3 A), Salif Sane (2 G, 1 A).

Monchengladbach

League leaders for much of the first half of the season, Borussia Monchengladbach are in second place behind RB Leipzig in the table. The Foals are playing great football under manager Marco Rose and they are legitimate contenders to the Bundesliga title with Dortmund and Bayern playing below their standards.

Monchengladbach ended the first half of the season with mixed performances by losing to Wolfsburg, winning against Paderborn before drawing against Hertha Berlin. Look for Monchengladbach to rely on their three forwards, Marcus Thuram, Breel Embolo and Alassane Plea, to at least try and get a result against Schalke.

Players to Watch: Marcus Thuram (6 G, 5 A), Breel Embolo (6 G, 2 A), Alassane Plea (5 G, 5 A), Patrick Hermann (5 G, 3 A), Ramy Bensebaini (3 G), Denis Zakaria (2 G, 1 A).

Schalke 04 vs Monchengladbach Betting Numbers

Odds

Schalke 04 vs Monchengladbach 01/17/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Schalke 04 -1 (+350) 2.5 o (-154) +130
Monchengladbach +1 (-188) 2.5 u (+125) +180
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Summary: Schalke 04 vs Borussia Monchengladbach for the second time this season is very exciting since the result has possible title implications. Both teams are contenders along with three to four other clubs.

However, inconsistency has plagued Schalke and Monchengladbach in the first half of the season. Starting now, they will need to start the second half with a victory. Best Online Sportsbook has Schalke edging out Monchengladbach in a tightly contested matchup.

Moneyline: Despite Monchengladbach having the better position on the table, it is safer to bet on Schalke with a moneyline of +130 compared to their opponent’s +180. On the other hand, a draw between the two teams has a moneyline of +260.

Score Prediction: Schalke wins a close one 2-1.