Europa League Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Apollon

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Updated: October 22, 2014
Monchengladbach-Europa League

Match Date: 23 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Borussia-Park

 

Online betting’s top pick, Borussia Monchengladbach is determined to snatch its first win in the Europa League. Since the Group Stage started, the squad struggles to earn three (3) crucial points. Will they have the upper-hand?

 

The contenders

Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach maintains a steady performance in the domestic league. The club attained a dark horse reputation after settling in the second spot of the Bundesliga table.

 

Unfortunately, such success does not translate in the international stage. As discussed, the club has not won a single match yet and currently thrives through draws. With the stalemates, they were able to gain two (2) points. Considering the fact that the Group Stage is still on its 3rd match, it is still very early to dismiss Gladbach’s ability to qualify in the next round.

 

Apollon

Apollon will be needing some adjustments in its strategy after its head honcho, Christos Christoforou was sacked last week. Christoforou will be replaced by Andone, but the latter is less likely to appear in the Monchengladbach face-off.

 

Apollon suffered two (2) consecutive 4-0 defeats, which resulted to Christoforou’s sacking. But with 3 points under its belt, this should give the club the confidence to face the German opposition.

 

Possible head turner

Max Kruse’s just nailed a brace in Monchengladbach’s recent win over Hannover. There is little possibility that he will slow down in the upcoming match against Apollon.

 

Prediction

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Apollon

 

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