Borussia M’gladbach vs Wolfsburg: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
A clash from the mid-table before the November international break
Borussia Mönchengladbach sit 11th in the Bundesliga 2023-24 season table after 10 matchdays. A sight that looks similar after finishing 10th in the 2022-23 season. Last game that Monchengladbach featured in against SC Freiburg, the game was a 6-goal thriller for the football fans. However, both team coaches could only settle for a point each after the 90 minutes. Head coach Gerardo Seoane now will be preparing for a visit by VfL Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg side sits 9th in the table and are coming on the back of a 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen. So far Niko Kovac’s men have a fairly decent defensive record. Among the 20 teams competing for the Bundesliga 2023-24 title, they rank 7th in terms of least goals conceded. This is a good measure of comparison given their hosts have conceded the 4th highest number of goals.
Friday, 10 November 2023 at 7:30 PM UK
Saturday, 11 November 2023 at 1:00 AM IST
Monchengladbach (in all competitions): D-W-W-L-W
Wolfsburg (in all competitions): D-W-L-L-L
Players to Watch
Alassane Pléa (Monchengladbach)
The 30-year-old can play as an attacking midfielder, winger and even as a forward. As is evident from Gerardo Seoane’s tactics and formation, Alassane Pléa is enjoying playing as a centre-attacking midfielder behind the striker. So far Pléa has featured in every German first-tier game for the season scoring 4 goals while also plunging in an assist.
Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg)
After the 2-2 draw to SV Werder Bremen, manager Niko Kovac was seen praising this American talent. “Kevin is an asset to our team thanks to his enthusiasm for the game,” were the words from Kovac. Kovac mentioned the reason being his versatility to play as a winger, left back in the back three or even as a number eight. The 20-year-old will be buzzing with confidence after such words having also scored his first Bundesliga goal last game.
- The home side have conceded at least once in the last 13 matches in all competitions
- Wolfsburg haven’t won against Borussia M’Gladbach in their last 7 meetings
- After 10 Bundesliga games, Wolfsburg have conceded a mere 16 while the hosts are on 23 goals against them
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Injury & Team News
In terms of an injury crisis, Monchengladbach have almost double the concerns than its visitors. From the defence, Lukas Ullrich, Kou Itakura, Stefan Lainer and Tony Jantschke will be sidelined. Similarly two from the forward line, Theoson Siebatcheu and Yvandro Borges Sanches, and goalkeeper Jonas Omlin. A knee injury will also keep Hannes Wolf out of the midfield at the moment.
The visitors don’t have such a lengthy problem. But problems are a problem, anyway. Lukas Nmecha has a knee concern that will keep him out. Midfielder Patrick Wimmer and defender Felix Finn Lange will also not be involved in head coach Niko Kovač’s game plan.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 27
Monchengladbach wins – 8
Wolfsburg wins – 9
Draws – 10
Monchengladbach predicted lineup (4-4-1-1):
Nicolas (GK); Scally, Elvedi, Wober, Netz; Honorat, Reitz, Weigl, Ngoumou; Pléa; Siebatcheu
Wolfsburg predicted lineup (3-4-3):
Pervan (GK); Lacroix, Bornauw, Zesiger; Maehle, Svanberg, Vranckx, K. Paredes; Cerny, Wind, Majer
Match Prediction for Monchengladbach vs Wolfsburg
Before we head into the November international break, each side will be willing to take any positive outcome from the game. So will be the case in this one where Monchengladbach host Wolfsburg. Given the better defensive record, the away side has a better chance of putting all 3 points on the table.
Prediction: Monchengladbach 1-3 Wolfsburg
Telecast for Borussia M’gladbach vs Wolfsburg
India – Sony Sports Network
UK – Sky Sports
US – ESPN+
Nigeria – StarTimes, Canal+