Maybe I'm crazy but I think that these odds are a big joke. There's big value on over 2,5 here imo. First leg ended 1-1. Both goals came in the first half as M'Gladbach took the lead after 15' minutes of play with a goal by Hoffmann and Burgstaller answered 10 minutes later. After a very funny first half, Gladbach decided to defend the positive result and Schalke 04 deserved to score one or even more goals in the 2nd half. Tonight, I'm expecting a very open game.
M'Gladbach will not play defensive minded trying to defend the result. 1-1 is a very dangerous result and they are very offensive minded especially when playing home. They have scored 8 goals in the last 4 games played at home conceding 5. They are in a good form as they lost only 1 of the last 6 games played (4 wins) but their main problem is defense as they have conceded at least a goal in 5 of these games. Before that game in Europa League, these two sides met in Bundesliga with M'Gladbach playing at home and match ended 4-2. As you can see, they are very offensive minded and onight, they will try to score one or even more goals imo and, on the other hand, I'm expecting them to concede.
Schalke 04 is a very funny team to watch. They are coming to this game after winning 3-0 at home against Augsburg. They will play offensive minded from the 1st minute of play tonight as they know that they have the chances to come back after the 1st leg result. 4 of the last 5 games played on the road ended with at least 3 goals scored and I'm expecting the same here. They deserved more in the first leg and tonight they can even score more than one goal.
4 of the last 4 games played between these two sides at M'Gladbach home ended with at least 3 goals scored. Another bet can be both teams to score here but I prefere to stay with over 2,5 that has bigger value.
My pick is: Over 2,5.
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