Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Schalke 04 Preview – Bundesliga


Janis Hill is one of Fluentsport's Premiera Division experts covering most of the upcoming fixtures in the year.
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Borussia Mönchengladbach face Schalke 04 in this Bundesliga clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Saturday 15th September 2018, and kicks off at 5:30pm UK time. The venue for the match is Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK (Mönchengladbach).

Tactics

Schalke 04 will need to stay alert for attacking through balls, which are part of the Borussia Mönchengladbach attack. Luckily, they have shown that they can cope with those attacks competently. If Borussia Mönchengladbach continue their solid defensive performance, they should be able to stop a lot of chances as they develop for their opponents. Set pieces should be interesting in this game, as Schalke 04's strong attacking may be countered by Borussia Mönchengladbach's strong defence. Schalke 04 will need to be creative when attacking, as Borussia Mönchengladbach have shown great instinct at defending counter attacks. Schalke 04 will hope that Borussia Mönchengladbach attack wide so they can prevent danger with their superior defence on the wings.

Current form

Borussia Mönchengladbach are in average form having had mixed results from their previous 5 fixtures, and will be looking to improve this time around. In their last game, they lost by 2 goals against Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, Schalke 04 are in average form having had mixed results from their previous 5 fixtures, and will be looking to improve this time around.

Squads

Borussia Mönchengladbach Schalke 04
Forwards Josip Drmić, Torben Müsel, Fabian Johnson, Raffael, Julio Villalba, Alassane Pléa, Keanen Bennetts. Mark Uth, Breel Embolo, Cedric Teuchert, Steven Skrzybski, Haji Wright, Ahmed Kutucu, Robbi Matondo, Nassim Boujellab.
Midfielders Lars Stindl, Thorgan Hazard, Ibrahima Traoré, Patrick Herrmann, Jonas Hofmann, Christoph Kramer, Tobias Strobl, Denis Zakaria, Mickaël Cuisance, Aaron Herzog, Florian Neuhaus. Sebastian Rudy, Amine Harit, Alessandro Schöpf, Benjamin Stambouli, Nabil Bentaleb, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Guido Burgstaller, Daniel Caligiuri, Weston McKennie, Suat Serdar, Omar Mascarell, Benjamin Goller, Philip Fontein.
Defenders Matthias Ginter, Michael Lang, Nico Elvedi, Oscar Wendt, Tony Jantschke, Mamadou Doucouré, Justin Hoffmans, Marcel Benger, Florian Mayer, Mandela Egbo, Louis Beyer, Andreas Poulsen. Salif Sané, Matija Nastasić, Hamza Mendyl, George Timotheou, Bastian Oczipka, Sascha Riether, Jeffrey Bruma, Jonas Carls, Niklas Wiemann.
Goalkeepers Yann Sommer, Tobias Sippel, Moritz Nicolas. Ralf Fährmann, Christian Wetklo, Alexander Nübel, Michael Langer, Yannic Lenze.
Staff Dieter Hecking. Huub Stevens.

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