Dortmund host Gladbach in curtain raiser

The cracker of the opening Bundesliga slate is certainly Borussia Dortmund versus Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday evening. Two of last season’s top four facing off, just four points separated the two in 2019/20 with Dortmund in second and Gladbach in fourth. Marco Rose was one of the managers of the season last term, without the heroics of Hansi Flick and Julien Nagelsmann he would have been a shoe in, arguably too reliant on a couple of attacking players the Foals fought off late competition from Bayer Leverkusen to secure qualification for the Champions League.

Market

Given the threat Rose’s men pose, Dortmund are far too short at around 1.6. The constant speculation around club prized asset Jadon Sancho will not have been healthy and it would not be a shock to see Swiss coach Lucien Favre use the Englishman sparingly in the opening knockings of the campaign. Achraf Hakimi’s return to Real Madrid and prompt move to Inter Milan is a huge hole in the Dortmund attack, he provided crucial thrust and creativity down the right such that may not be replaced by the fading talents of the incoming Thomas Meunier. Not a lot of value in backing BVB.

Transfer business

Dortmund have been the busier of the two with three notable permanent deals alongside a loan. The most rough and ready signature is the one of Emre Can who was pivotal in his loan spell at the club in the second half of the season, he joins for £22.5million from Juventus, arguably a snip of what his true value would be before the impact COVID-19 has had on the transfer market.

After an eye-catching season with Birmingham City, bossing games from central midfield coming into the team as a 16-year-old, Jude Bellingham is the latest wonderkid on BVB’s books to go with the likes of Giovanni Reyna and Erling Haaland. The Englishman has a tremendous physique enabling him to compete with players much older than him, it will be interesting to see how Lucien Favre phases him in.

The 2019/20 runners up snapped at the chance to secure Thomas Meunier was out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, though it was a sour end for the Belgian in Ligue 1 losing his place to young German Thilo Kehrer towards the end of the season as it was made clear early on that he had no future at the Parc des Princes. Reinier also comes in on loan from Real Madrid as a relative unknown, this loan spell set to be the start of the 18-year-old’s development away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Dortmund look the stronger and more creative side, but on the first day who knows, expect Gladbach to get a foothold.

Borussia Dortmund – Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Tip

Double Chance Borussia Dortmund to Win or Draw + Both Teams to Score with Betway at odds of 4/5 or 1.80.

Like post if you agree with Marcus's Tips

How did you bet? Share your thoughts here.

More recent betting tips

Bet closesTipsterEventBetOddsResult
30 Sep
18:00
Villarreal vs. Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Bet: Villarreal (-1) Handicap
 
30 Sep
18:45
Lazio vs. Atalanta
Italian Serie A
Bet: Draw with Goals
 
30 Sep
19:30
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Indian Premier League
Bet: Over 12.5 wickets in the match
 
1 Oct
19:30
Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians
Indian Premier League
Bet: Kings XI Punjab to win
 
1 Oct
19:45
Rangers vs. Galatasaray
Europa League
Bet: Rangers to Qualify + Over 1.5 goals
 
2 Oct
19:30
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Indian Premier League
Bet: Chennai Super Kings to hit more sixes
 
2 Oct
19:30
Union Berlin vs. Mainz
German Bundesliga
Bet: Both Teams to Score + Double Chance Union Berlin to Win or Draw
 
3 Oct
17:30
RB Leipzig vs. Schalke
German Bundesliga
Bet: RB Leipzig (-1.75) Handicap
 

More news and promotions

£30 in Premier League Free Bets with Betway

English Premier League 17 September 2020

Betway are our Premier League bookmaker of choice and they're offering you the chance to claim a world class welcome bonus for everyone's favourite league! Read more

£100 in Free Bets for the Bundesliga Kick Off!

German Bundesliga 16 September 2020

bet365 are one of the biggest and most popular betting sites in the world and for good reason. It's no surprise that they should be first choice if you love the Bundesliga! Read more

Triple your money betting on Serie A with 888sport!

Italian Serie A 16 September 2020

888sport offer some of the best Serie A odds and Serie A betting markets in the world today! Make 888sport your Serie A betting site with this great welcome offer today! Read more

Betfair sign up offer for La Liga!

Spanish La Liga 15 September 2020

Claim an exclusive Betfair bonus for La Liga and other football betting only with BetBlazers. Read more

Claim 10% Cashback on your IPL In-Play Bets with Casumo!

Cashback Indian Premier League 14 September 2020

Casumo are offering all players who register a new account the chance to claim a fantastic 10% cashback for their IPL bets! Read more