Gladbach’s win over Ingolstadt was their fourth in their last five games and so they’re up to 10th, having won only four of their first 17 games. Schalke, meanwhile, were unable to hold on to a lead at home to Hoffenheim and so have just two wins in their last 10 and remain in 12th, with both these sides some way off the level they showed last season.
Gladbach won their opening three home games, but since then they’ve won only twice in eight matches at Borussia-Park. Two of their five home wins this term have come over sides currently in the bottom-four and so they look a little short at 2.4. They’ve scored more than once in only one of their last eight at home and their cause is unlikely to be helped by the absence of the injured Thorgan Hazard, who has the second most goals and assists for Gladbach this term.
Schalke are unbeaten in four, despite each of those being against top-seven sides, while they’ve lost just two of their last seven on the road, managing draws at Bayern and Dortmund. However, they’ve only won once on their travels all season so we’re not particularly keen on backing them Draw No Bet, but instead since they’ve been level at the break in their last seven away while Glabach have led at the break in only two of their last eight at home, we’re backing the half-time draw at 2.1.
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