After a short but intensive winter break, the Bundesliga is starting again this Friday. The second half of the season sets off with the FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Moenchengladbach. Both teams are doing quite well and are still fighting for the Championship. In our betting tip, we expect a win of Schalke in a close game.
Schalke wants to collect more and more points – Gregoritsch was acquired
Schalke can look back to a great first half of the season. The new coach is called Wagner and he shaped his team very well. Currently, they are in 5th place with 30 points in total. The second half starts with a home game against the 2nd placed team from Moenchengladbach. Schalke is currently occupying an international place, but they are only seven points away from the very top. In front of their home fans, they are the fancied team, but it is going to be very hard. The last two games against Wolfsburg and Freiburg ended in a draw only. During the winter break, Schalke was able to gain some confidence. Forward Gregoritsch was acquired and should support the offense even more. Only one game was lost at home so far. Therefore, we expect a close game that will end in a three-pointer for royal blue.
Gladbach wants the title – Underdog in our betting tip
The Borussia could be satisfied with what they have done so far. For a long time, they even lead the standings. Leipzig could slip past them a couple of games ago and was able to hibernate at the top of the standings. The new coach Rose was able to get his team used to his new playing style quite well. The chemistry seems to work in the team and the team is presenting itself with great accomplishments. With a lot of confidence and only a few changes, they are now driving to Gelsenkirchen to play against Schalke. The first encounter of these two teams ended in a draw. But both teams increased their performances a lot. Gladbach has more difficulties when playing on the road. Coach Rose could only win four games out of eight away games. We see Gladbach only in the role of the underdog.
Betting Tip Schalke vs. Gladbach
What a game at the start of the second half of the season! Both teams are fighting for the title. In the odds comparison, Schalke is the slight fancied team with betting odds of 2.37 to 2.60. Gladbach enters the game with odds of 2.65 to 2.90. In the case of a draw, the odds range from 3.25 to 3.70. Our betting tip: We expect a game at eye level, so both teams are in good shape. In the end, we see Schalke a little bit ahead because of the home game advantage.