Borussia Monchengladbach – AS Roma Prediction: Europa League 07.11.2019 Match
While having a historic start to the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach will welcome Roma in a great atmosphere at the Borussia-Park. The fourth round of Group J in the Europa League match will take place on Thursday at 21:00 CET.
As mentioned previously, the hosts are in great spirits this season. Sitting at the top of Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach is three points ahead of the second-place Borussia Dortmund.
Die Fohlen are doing a good job of keeping the right balance between the offensive and the defensive lines of the team.
French striking force
Marcus Thuram – and yes, he is the son of the famed Lilian Thuram – is the team’s leading goalscorer, scoring five goals in ten Bundesliga matches so far. The former Nice man, Alassane Plea, is just behind him with four goals to his name. It looks like the loss of Thorgan Hazard didn’t affect the team at all, despite the opposite expectations.
Marco Rose successfully utilizes Embolo at the number 10, sometiind a single striker. Gladbach are still finding their groove in Europe, with the team unable to get a single win after three matches.
As for Roma, the Italian giant is in a transitional phase, with former Shakhtarmes playing beh manager, Paolo Fonseca, leading the charge.
Fonseca’s fresh energy
The Romans are doing a decent job in Serie A, as they are at the third behind the unprecedented duo of Juventus and Inter. To top it all of, Giallorosi are leading their Europa League group with five points in three matches, and are yet to be defeated in Europe this season.
Fonseca’s team is also on a great three-match winning streak, including two enormous victories over their main Champions League spots rivals, AC Milan and Napoli.
Even at 33-years old, Edin Dzeko is the team’s best player, scoring five in the league, adding a solitary goal in Europe. Nicolo Zaniolo is another standout performer with the talented youngster consistently providing top-quality performances, even winning the Milan derby with his goal.
Talking about Roma, never forget the eternal Aleksandar Kolarov, who is still going strong, with the 34-year old Serbian providing a real threat from set-pieces of all sorts even after all these years.
It’s hard to predict a match such as this, with both teams seemingly having similar quality in their ranks. However, Roma are yet to lose away from home this season, with the team’s experience showing in heated atmospheres of Serie A’s away matches.
None of Embolo and Plea are expected to play tomorrow due to injuries, which should affect the hosts’ performance.
Fonseca will rely yet again on the reliable Edin Dzeko, while Gladbach certainly won’t defend on their home turf.
Both teams proved they know how to score, perhaps even ignoring the defensive part of the team at times. The first clash between these two teams in Italy showed it when it ended 1-1. This should provide us with a fun match where we expect each of the teams to score at least once, offering an exciting matchup.
Prediction: BTTS – Both Teams to Score.
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