Soccer Picks: Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga

Steven Suarez

Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:59 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 3:59 PM UTC

Dortmund has yet to lose domestically this season. Find out why we don't think that's going to change when they pay a visit to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Odds Overview

Dortmund is favored in spite of being outside of the comfortable confines of their own stadium. They're listed at an even -150 at Bovada to get all three points. 

Borussia Monchengladbach, or the Foals as we prefer to call them, can be located at +350. A draw, which would be Dortmund's second of the season, is at +285 for our soccer picks.

Borussia Monchengladbach

One week after thumping Eintracht 4-1 at home, the Foals showed grit in a 2-2 draw with FC Augsburg.

Max Kruse and Branimir Hrgota scored the goals for the visitors in a match where possession was pretty much even.

Kruse, who moved over from SC Freiburg after notching 11 goals and eight assists in 2012/13, has been a lightning rod for Monchengladbach this term. He's already scored four times, with three assists, in seven Bundesliga appearances. The 25-year old has been featured in the German national team because of his outstanding form.

On the season, Monchengladbach is seventh in the league table, with three wins, three losses, and one draw through seven fixtures. Three points would obviously be a massive achievement here.

Last year, the Foals showed good fight by holding a vastly more talented Dortmund side to a 1-1 deadlock at home. They would love to get at least a point again this weekend.

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Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund continues to wreck havoc on any opponent that steps in their path. The latest victim was Marseille in a Champions League group stage match, with the final score ending up 3-0 in favor of Jurgen Klopp's outfit.

Robert Lewandowski had a brace and Marco Reus added another goal in the comfortable win at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.

The Prussians are renowned for their fantastic home support and their results on their own pitch speak for themselves. They've won all six of their matches there this season, which includes a 4-2 win over Bayern Munich in the DFB Super Cup, a 5-0 win over SC Freiburg, and a 6-2 triumph over Hamburg in the Bundesliga.

Quite frankly, Dortmund has been pretty darn good away from home too. Their only loss came at Napoli in the Champions League, and that's always an immensely challenging place to play if you're a visitor.

Thanks to their brilliant start to the 2012/13 campaign, Dortmund is atop the Bundesliga standings, despite being even on points with Bayern Munich. Their superior goal differential (+16) is the difference right now.

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Can we really go against Dortmund to have their unbeaten start to the season snapped? Not really.

Truth is, despite losing Mario Gotze, this team is still immensely dangerous. Lewandowski already has six league goals on the season and is showing no signs of slowing down, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrik Mkhitaryan have made seamless transitions to the Bundesliga. Reus has also been in fine form, netting four goals and adding three assists in league play thus far.

So, while it's unlikely Dortmund will thrash Monchengladbach away from home, we do see them doing enough to get the win at the end of the day. It's hard keeping that much quality unpressed for too long.

Soccer Picks: Borussia Monchengladbach 0 Borussia Dortmund 2

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