- Borussia Dortmund look to advance to the DFB-Pokal semifinal for the first time in four years when they battle Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday afternoon
- The BVB are undefeated in four outings while Gladbach search for an end to a five-match winless streak
- We’ve got you covered with all the odds and trends ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s DFB-Pokal quarterfinal matchup at Borussia Park
Dortmund will be gunning for a fourth straight victory across all competitions in Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund DFB-Pokal quarterfinal action as +100 favorites. The BVB continued their recent high-scoring ways with this past weekend’s decisive 3-0 victory over Arminia Bielefeld in Bundesliga action.
Conversely, Gladbach have plenty of work to do to snap a five-match winless slide, capped by a stunning meltdown in this past weekend’s 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig in league play.
Here’s a look at all the odds and trends ahead of this DFB-Pokal quarterfinal clash matchup, set for 2:45 pm Eastern on Tuesday afternoon at Borussia Park.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund – DFB-Pokal Odds
|Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund||MON +0.5 (-120) | DOR -0.5 (+100)||MON +235 | Tie +280 | DOR +100||Ov 3.5 (+123) | Un 3.5 (-150)|
Odds taken Mar 1 at DraftKings
Dortmund Peaking at the Right Time
Dortmund have played some of their best football of the season during their current 3-1-0 win-draw-loss run. The club has kept clean sheets in each of their past two outings, and have averaged three goals per match during their steady four-match run. In addition to lifting them into sole possession of fifth place on the Bundesliga table, the BVB’s recent offensive exploits also leave them ranked second in the league in goals scored this season, trailing on Bayern Munich with 48 markers through 23 matches.
However, the competition has proven to be much stiffer in DFB-Pokal play. Dortmund opened their tournament schedule with a crushing 5-0 victory over 3.Liga opponents MSV Duisburg and outshot 2.Bundesliga side, Eintracht Braunschweig, on their way to a narrow 2-0 win in second-round action. However, the club needed extra time to escape with a 3-2 victory over SC Paderborn in the round of 16 to earn their first berth in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals since winning the tournament in 2017.
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Jadon Sancho was fantastic in Dortmund's 3:0 win over Arminia Bielefeld:
— SofaScore (@SofaScoreINT) February 27, 2021
Injuries also remain a concern for the Black and Yellow, who are expected to be without Manuel Akanji, Axel Witsel and Marcel Schmelzer on Tuesday afternoon. However, the club has benefited from the recent breakthrough performance by rising star Jadon Sancho. The 20-year-old Englishman has powered the BVB attack with five goals over his past seven appearances and has picked up a total of six goals and six assists since the calendar turned to 2021.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-Head Stats
|11/42||Number of Wins / Games Played||27/42|
|27||Number of Losses||11|
|4||Number of Draws||4|
|42||Total Goals Scored||81|
Slumping Gladbach Look to Overcome Dismal Track Record vs BVB
While Dortmund soar, Gladbach continues to search for answers in the wake of Saturday’s stunning loss to Leipzig. Overall, the Prussians have tallied just four total goals during their current 0-1-4 slide across all competitions, which has dumped them into ninth place on the Bundesliga table. The club has been much steadier at both ends of the pitch in DFB-Pokal action. Gladbach have outscored opponents by a wide 15-1 margin in three tournament victories, capped by a 2-1 comeback win over Stuttgart in Round of 32 action.
However, consistent success in the DFB-Pokal has eluded Borussia MG since the last time they lifted the trophy, back in 1995. The club has reached the semifinals just once over the past eight years and lags as a +235 bet to earn the win in 90 minutes on Tuesday afternoon.
The DFB-Pokal-Match against Dortmund will be crucial for Marco Rose and Monchengladbach.
— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) February 22, 2021
The upside for Gladbach is their recent strong performance against Dortmund. The club overcame early adversity on their way to a decisive 4-2 victory over the BVB in league play in late January. However, Dortmund have otherwise dominated in head-to-head meetings, claiming victory in their previous 12 matchups in all competitions, and outscoring Gladbach by a 33-8 margin in those contests. Considering the recent form of these two clubs, expect the BVB to extend that dominance with a decisive victory on Tuesday afternoon.
The Picks: Borussia Dortmund (+100); OVER 3.5 (+123)
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