Borussia Monchengladbach have started their new era under Adi Hutter following Marco Rose’s departure for Borussia Dortmund over the summer. Gladbach had an underwhelming campaign last season, ultimately missing out on European football with an eighth-placed finish in the Bundesliga while also being knocked out of the DFB-Pokal at the quarter-final stage, and the Champions League last-16 to Manchester City. After an underwhelming pre-season, Gladbach did get their 2021/22 campaign off to a positive start, beating 3. Liga side Kaiserslautern 1-0 in the DFB-Pokal first round on Monday.
But they’re up against Germany’s final boss and dominating team, with Bayern Munich entering a new Bundesliga campaign as champions for the ninth consecutive season. After their start to the 2020/21 campaign, some thought Bayern’s hold on the German title would be over but in the end they stormed to glory, finishing 13 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig. To make things worse for the chasing pack, Bayern took RB Leipzig’s manager Julian Nagelsmann but he hasn’t had the smoothest of starts, going without a win in pre-season – albeit with a hindered squad due to the European Championships.
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Robert Lewandowski was phenomenal last season, scoring 41 goals in the Bundesliga and breaking Gerd Muller’s long-standing record for most strikes in a single campaign in the progress. The Polish striker is showing no signs of stopping and will want to start with a bang, as will Gladbach’s Lars Stindl, who ended 2020/21 with 14 goals and has already got off to a good start this season, scoring in the 1-0 win over Kaiserslautern.
But, as they have proven in the past, Bayern will expect to have too much for Gladbach even at this early age of the season, having beaten Die Fohlen by six goals and four goals in two of their past three matches.
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After years of Bayern dominance, this fixture has been a lot more even in recent years, with the two sides trading wins. Gladbach’s victories are often in close affairs, with three of their past four being by the solitary goal, but Bayern’s most recent win was a 6-0 thrashing towards the end of last season.