- Borussia Monchengladbach have lost just once in their last 10 matches in all competitions.
- Gladbach beat Shakhtar 6-0 when the teams last met in early November.
- Gladbach are averaging 3.33 goals per 90 minutes of group game action this season.
Gladbach favourites to claim three crucial points
Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk occupy the top two places ahead of Real Madrid and Inter in a Champions League section that has a real upside-down look to it, though the Germans have a huge opportunity to tighten their grip on first place this week.
We’re entering the real nitty gritty of the group stages in match day four on Wednesday, and Gladbach – who have lost just once in 10 games in all competitions – look ready to put the foot to the floor at Shakhtar’s expense in Germany.
When the teams met in the Ukraine earlier this month, Die Fohlen annihilated their hosts in a 6-0 drubbing that few had anticipated, and Marco Rose’s impressive young team are worth backing to complete the double over Donetsk, despite the relatively short prices on offer.
Our 3-1 correct score prediction tips Shakhtar to notch a consolation effort in Wednesday’s reverse fixture however. Gladbach kept Donetsk off the scoresheet when the teams locked horns in Ukraine in early November, though that shutout was one of only two in Borussia’s last 12 fixtures.
At BORUSSIA-PARK, Gladbach conceded at least once in all but one of the five matches they’ve contested since the summer, and Donetsk should have opportunities to impact the score line in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Borussia’s meaty victory over the Miners two weeks ago makes them huge favourites to punish Shakhtar again however, and having averaged 3.33 goals per Champions League group game so far this term, another three strikes looks within the host’s capabilities.