Leader and vice-leader of the 2018/2019 German Championship will open this Friday, December 21 the seventeenth round of the tournament, the last of the first round and also the last before the winter stoppage of almost a month of the competition. Borussia Dortmund, first placed on the leaderboard, will host Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. The kick-off was scheduled for 17:30 (Brasília time).
The symbolic title of winter champion was already secured with two rounds of anticipation, but Dortmund missed the opportunity to complete the first half of the undefeated tournament on Tuesday, December 18. Acting as a visitor to Fortuna Dusseldorf, the Bundesliga’s lantern, he was beaten 2-1.Even parked in the 39 points (12 wins, three draws and one loss), he maintained the leadership of the dispute with six points ahead of his closest pursuers. Monchengladbach, who have 33 points (ten wins, three draws and three defeats), has Bayer in second place, but takes advantage of the tiebreaker criteria.As principal, Dortmund has the chance to stand as the best of the first round. With 22 points (seven wins and one draw) accumulated from the 24 played, he is only outscored by Monchengladbach, who have won all eight of their games at Borussia Park. If he wins this Friday, he will overcome the rival, even with an extra game.To try to get there, coach Lucien Favre will have to get around some injury problems that should cause embezzlement. They are in the care of the medical department and should not be released to defend defenders Manuel Akanji (13 games in the 2018/2019 season, one goal), Abdou Diallo (13 matches, one goal) and Dan-Axel Zagadou ); and midfielder Sebastian Rode (still without performances in the official season).Dortmund’s next official appointment is scheduled for January 19. The team will make their debut in the second round of the German League against Leipzig in the stadium of the rival.
Borussia Monchengladbach also had a team from the bottom of the standings table as a rival in the penultimate round of the first round of the 2018/2019 season. Acting at home, he did not let victory escape. He beat Nuremberg 2-0 to confirm their excellent performance in the first half of the match.The consistency in the Bundesliga was not maintained until the World Cup in which Borussia Monchengladbach ended up being knocked out 5-0 by Bayer Leverkusen.In a way, this ended up allowing coach Dieter Hecking to have a more enjoyable schedule. With fewer matches compared to the main rivals, many of them still involved in the tournament of continental competitions, the club had to prepare better for the Bundesliga clashes.In this final stretch of tournament, however, the coach has been plagued by many bruising problems. For the duel of this Friday, they are in the care of the medical department and are considered doubts for the confrontation defenders Nico Elvedi (14 matches in the German Championship edition 2018/2019, a goal), Mattias Ginter (12 games, a goal) and Tony Jantschke (ten games, no goal); midfielders Jonas Hofman (11 matches, five goals), Christoph Kramer (four games, no goal) and Lars Stindl (nine matches, two goals); and attackers Raffael (seven games, no goal) and Julio Villalba (still without performances in the current season).
Football Prediction of the Day Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Dortmund have won the last six meetings with Monchengladbach. In the last season of the German Championship, it marked 6 to 1 (house) and 1 to 0 (outside).
Although the skid in front of the lantern was certainly not in Dortmund’s plans, the team is able to present a quick reaction. In addition to playing at home will face an opponent with important embezzlement. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of Borussia Dortmund is the most suitable for the game that opens on Friday the last round of 2018 of the German Championship.
Bet Tips: Borussia Dortmund wins