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It is more than a little odd to be watching live sports on TV with no crowds in attendance. It is, though, far better than having no sports to watch at all. No one is really sure how long things will remain in their current state, but for now, it’s all about getting back to business and getting interrupted season completed so that we can all look ahead and plan for the next step. The German Bundesliga was the first of the major European soccer leagues to return, but they will soon be joined by La Liga, Serie A, and the English Premier League, so we are going to have a ton of games t cover for you over the next month or so. Since the Germans were the first to return, they will also be the first to finish their current season, with just 3 rounds of play left in the season. It looks as though Bayern Munich will be champions again, but there are still plenty of things to be decided, including finding out which teams will be in European competitions next season. Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg are both occupying spots right now, so this is a big one. Monchengladbach are slight favorites at home, with the goal total set at 3.
When: Wednesday, June 17 at 2:30 PM EST
Where: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
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Why bet on Borussia Monchengladbach
While Borussia Monchengladbach are already assured of European football next season, this is still not a time to relax. As it stands now, they have a Europa League spot clinched, but it is Champions League football that every team wants to be a part of, as that is where the big money is. The good news is that they still have a very good shot at moving up and into one of the 4 available CL spots. On the season, Monchengladbach are 17-5-9, which is good for 58 points, which leaves them just a single point back of Bayer Leverkusen for that 4th and final CK place. This team has been fantastic at home this season and comes into this one with a 10-2-3 record in their own building, scoring 35 goals versus 20 conceded.
Why bet on Wolfsburg
It is not possible for Wolfsburg to climb any higher in the standings, so the best that they can hope for is a spot in the Europa League. That, though, is not guaranteed at this point. If they can maintain 6th place, they will head right into the group stage, but if they fall to 7th, they are going to need to go into the qualification phase of the competition. Hoffenheim and Freiburg are sitting just off the pace that Wolfsburg are setting at the moment, and with just 3 games left to play, there is little margin for error. A poor run now could be the difference between playing in the EL and missing out altogether. Wolfsburg have been good on the road, going 8-3-4 and scoring 25 goals and giving up 19.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Wolfsburg have won their last 2 meetings with Monchengladbach, including a 2-1 win at home earlier this season. This should be a tight one, and I would not be surprised to see it ending in a draw.
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