Wolfsberger vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Tips
Things are wide open in Group J with just three points separating top from bottom as both Roma and Monchengladbach perform below expectations. A win here for either side would give them a big advantage going into the final matchweek and a loss would likely match qualification very unlikely for either team.
Wolfsberger are the team at the bottom and two losses from their last two games has really set them back after a promising start. Their opening two results saw them pick up a commanding 4-0 win in the reverse of this fixture before holding Roma to a 1-1 draw but two losses to Baseksehir have really hurt the team’s chance of qualifying.
Borussia Monchengladbach have been the opposite, putting that 4-0 loss behind them quickly to pick up draws in Rome and Istanbul before beating their Italian opponents at home in matchweek four. They’ve looked a lot more confident and should be considered favourites coming into this match although, with only four goals scored, they need to be more ruthless in front of goal.
I'm backing Monchengladbach to end Wolfsberger’s chances of qualification here and at a price of 4/5 should be looking at almost doubling our money. The Austrians have looked bereft of confidence in their last two games and with Monchengladbach growing stature, an away win looks to be a good bet in this one.
It won’t all be one way traffic though and Wolfsberger have enough about them to get on the scoresheet and cause the visitors some problems. Ultimately it should be Monchengladbach who come away with all three points however and we’re predicting a 2-1 win for the Germans as they look to qualify for the round of 32.
Both sides come into this game with hopes of qualifying from the tightest group in this years competition. Malmo currently sit on five points, unbeaten in three since their 1-0 loss in the reverse of this fixture on matchweek one. Dynamo have yet to be beaten in the competition but have only won once, in that fixture in September.
Since that opening day, where Copenhagen beat Lugano in the other fixture, there has only been one victory in the entire group with Malmo beating Lugano in matchweek three. That has led to three teams all being very closely grouped and qualification could still, realistically, go any way at the moment. The winner of this fixture would hold a m*****e advantage going into the final round of games whilst the l***r would almost definitely be a*****d of playing their last game in the competition in December.
Goals have been hard to come by in Group B with just 11 goals coming from the 4 sides and things don’t look like changing much with just two goals being scored in the last round of fixtures, leading to the 2.5 goal line being beaten just once in the group so far. There has certainly been a lack of goals so far, something we’re predicting will continue into matchweek five.
Had predicting that the 2.5 goal line will be safe once more with both teams struggling to find the net, averaging just 2 goals a game between them so far. Neither team is scoring or conceding lots and we’re not seeing much evidence to suggest this will change. We’ve predicted under 2.5 goals with a 2* confidence rating and would be very surprised if this match had lots of goals.
With two sides having so much to play for there should be a certain amount of risk taking on both sides which could see both teams having opportunities to score. With that in mind, I have predicted that this game will finish in a stalemate at 1-1. Both sides could really do with the win but we think they are going to cancel each other out a little leading to a result that neither really wants.
Sevillad their route to the final 32 in their last game, a 5-2 win over Dudelange, and come into this game with no pressure to find a result; they can’t even give up top spot after a terrific opening four games to their campaign. They’ve also scored an average of three goals a game in that time and have looked front runners to lift the trophy.
Qarabag have endured a mixed campaign by comparison, with losses to Sevilla in the reverse fixture to this one and APOEL in matchweek four, but a win over Dudelange means they are still very much in contention to qualify for the round of 32. They’ve both scored and conceded plenty but this isn’t a fixture they will relish, with a visit to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan not looking like it will end well for the Azerbaijani side.
The two sides have averaged 4.75 goals between them so far this campaign and goals should be expected here again, especially with Sevilla creating an average of 8.5 shots on target per game. Qarabag can’t really match them for those statistics and come into the game as definite underdogs.
I think Sevlla should be fairly comfortable without any pressure in this game and we’re predicting they’ll be on the right end of the scoreline at both half-time and full-time, getting an early lead and keeping hold of it for the entirety of the match. So far, they’ve scored five of their 12 goals in the first half and the remaining eight in the second, scoring well throughout the 90 minutes.
Sevilla should run out the victors here and we think a 3-0 scoreline is a fair one in showing the Spaniards’ dominance over their opponents, who may well be overawed by the match.
A big atmosphere is expected in Sevilla and the crowd will play their part in roaring their side to a fairly easy victory in matchweek five.
Young Boys haven’t lost in Group G since their opening game away at Porto and the visitors have claimed a win since that match either and four points separate the two clubs heading into Thursday’s clash. Group G remains wide open heading into game week five but bottom of the table Porto really need a win on Thursday to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage alive.
All of the stats suggest that a double chance bet on the hosts is the best way to go this Thursday and I have predicted a final scoreline of 2-0 in favour of Young Boys.
Young Boys have won both of their home games in Group G against Feyenoord and Rangers so have the confidence and the ability to secure all three points on Thursday to keep that 100% home record going, while Porto have lost both of their away games against Feyenoord and Rangers. Young Boys have scored two goals in each of their home games in Group G, only conceding once, while Porto have conceded two goals in both of their away games and are yet to score on the road.
Young Boys haven’t lost at home domestically this season, securing six wins and two draws, while Porto three away games in all competitions and have looked off the pace in Europe in a group they were expected to qualify from. The hosts score an average of 2.88 goals per home game in the Super League while Porto only score an average of 1.5 goals on the road.
86% of Young Boys home games and 67% of Porto’s away games have featured over 1.5 goals and the hosts haven’t failed to score at home this season, keeping clean sheets in 25% of their matches. Under 2.5 goals were produced in four of Porto’s last six matches in all competitions, including the 2-0 away defeat to Rangers, and the visitors have only conceded more than two goals in one match this season (away at Krasnodar in a Champions League qualifier).
I had confident that a double chance bet on the hosts will payout on Thursday evening and we have predicted a final scoreline of 2-0. Young Boys head into the match as the form favourites two wins, one draw, and one defeat from their four group games and will be out for revenge on Thursday after suffering their one and only defeat in the Europa League away at Porto in September. Young Boys are unbeaten at home and, while Porto boasts the better of the two squads in terms of overall quality, the hosts have won their two home games in Group G so far, scoring two goals on each occasion, and look the more likely of the two to qualify.
Standard Liège will surely find it tough to score against a Vitória Guimarães team who should win well here. I'm can see a convincing 3-0 winning scoreline for Vitória Guimarães when the full-time whistle blows. All Vitória Guimarães v Standard Liège match predictions, both team to score @ 2.2, over 2.5@ 1.44 . Guimaras Victoria or draw for today match.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the 90 min. result market, putting your money on Vitória Guimarães is best priced at 22.35, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.6 & staking on a victory for Standard Liège gets you 3.45. Those are the most competitive returns being offered at the moment.
What was the score last time these teams played each other in this league?
The last league fixture between the two was Europa League match day 1 on 19/09/2019 which ended up with the score at Standard Liège 2-0 Vitória Guimarães. That time, Standard Liège had 48% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 shots on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Paul M'Poku (91'). For their opponents, Vitória Guimarães got 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Florent Hanin (66' Own goal) was the scorer. The referee was Sergei Ivanov.