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Champions League preview and odds: Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Juventus


Published on: 02/11/2015

A must-win game for the Germans

Having claimed their first ever point in the current format of UEFA’s elite competition, Mönchengladbach will now be out to bag their first top flight European win since the 1977/78 season.

The Germans are currently sitting at the bottom of Group D with just a single point but a win against the Italian champions would keep their feint qualification hopes alive. Even if they fail to make the knockout stages, they will be keen to remain in European competition by taking third spot and progressing to the Europa League.

Caretaker boss André Schubert has lead the side to six straight league wins since taking over - the club had lost five in a row prior to his appointment. As a result, the team now sits in fifth place in the Bundesliga table.

Unbeaten Juventus could wrap up qualification

A win for Juventus would confirm their place in the last 16 of the competition if Spanish side Sevilla lose at home to English league leaders Manchester City.

Juve will need to become the ever first Serie A club to win at Gladbach if they are to grab all three points on Tuesday. They will be boosted by the fact that they have not lost away from home in their last five Champions League fixtures.

They come into this game on the back of a home win against Turin rivals Torino on Saturday in which Juan Cuadrado bagged his first goal for the club. That victory lifted them to 10th place in Serie A with 11 games gone.

Team news

Gladbach will be without Andre Hahn, Patrick Herrmann, Nico Schulz and Martin Stranzl, who are all out with various injuries.

Meanwhile, the visitors will welcome back Giorgio Chiellini from suspension, but will have to make do without the injured trio of Martin Caceres, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Roberto Pereyra.

Recent form (All competitions)

Borussia Monchengladbach: WWWDW

Juventus: WDWLL

Betting odds and tips

The Germans are in great form and will be looking to take advantage of Juventus side that still does not look at its best. The draw in Turin showed how much Gladbach have improved under their stand-in Coach, and with a win required to keep their Champions League dream alive, they can be expected to take the initiative in this game. The home win is available at a decent price of 23/10 with Bet365.

Brazilian striker Raffael is in good scoring form for the home side having bagged four goals in his last four league appearances, he can be backed at 3/1 to score anytime with Bet365.

Published on: 02/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (02/11/2015 13:51:58) but are subject to change.