Bayern Munich - Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Preview: Backing the guests to make life difficult

The hosts are all set to end the first half of the season as honorary "winter champions", but Al Hain-Cole is not expecting them to have it all their own way against Die Fohlen
The final round of Bundesliga matches before the winter break looks set to be a cracker, as two of Germany’s most prestigious names go head to head at Allianz Arena on Friday evening.

Bayern Munich are already assured of going into the break as “Herbstmeister”, as they top the league by 11 points, while Borussia Monchengladbach have some catching up to do if they hope to repeat last season’s top four finish.

The hosts have won an impressive 13 games out of 16 in the league so far, and are overwhelming 17/100 (1.166) favourites with Marathon Bet to emerge victorious once again on Friday.

Die Fohlen have not won away to Bayern in 17 years, and are massive underdogs at 16/1 (17.00) to end that run with a famous victory in this match.

Although the visitors have drawn their last two matches away from home in the league, you can get tantalizing 8/1 (9.00) odds on them holding the champions-elect to a stalemate in this encounter.

After a slightly shaky start to the season, Lucien Favre’s men have pulled themselves together recently, and have only lost once in their last eight league matches.

Considering they are unbeaten in their last five away games, odds of 39/50 (1.78) seem extremely generous for the guests to win with an added 2.5 goal handicap, particularly as this bet would have paid out in four of the last five matches at the Allianz Arena.

Despite Bayern’s imperious form, they have picked up an unfortunate habit of letting in soft late goals recently, conceding last in two of their previous three competitive matches.

With Gladbach having grabbed the last goal in five of their last six fixtures, it could well be worth backing the visitors to score last on Friday, at inviting 23/5 (5.60) odds.

Borussia Monchengladbach (+2.5) to win at 39/50 (1.78) with Marathon Bet
Borussia Monchengladbach to score last at 23/5 (5.60) with Marathon Bet

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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