Match date: 15 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
3-4 - Lost
Gladbach will host Werder in 1/8 finals of German Cup. Gladbach is coming here after convincing defeat in previous round of Bundesliga against Bayer Leverkusen on the road 5:0 while before that were defeated in final round of Champions league group stage by Manchester City, also on the road 4:2, they suffered only those two defeats and significantly improved their form since this campaign started. Gladbach is currently at 5th position at the table in Germany and for sure are satisfied with result so far. After two defeats in last two matches Gladbach must try to get back on the track and for sure will give their best in this game to win and reach quarter finals of the Cup. They managed to eliminate Schalke in 1/16 finals and now must show much more than in previous two games to win. In Champions league Gladbach have failed to reach knockout stage and they ended at last position in group D. They are now fully focused on their domestic league and Cup and for sure will give their best here in front of their fans to achieve positive outcome here. As for absent players, Defenders Alvaro Dominguez, Nico Shulz and Martin Stranzl and midfielders Andre Hahn and Patrick Hermann will all miss this match due to injuries.
Werder on the other side is in very bad shape, they have failed to win in last four rounds in Bundesliga and currently are at 14th position at the table in Bundesliga, with only one point more than first team in relegation zone. Werder is in very bad form in this season and they must try to improve their performance in order to avoid dropping into relegation zone. In 1/16 finals they managed to overcome Koln with narrow victory at home. Previous season Werder ended at 10th position in safe zone but they now seems out of the track. In last five duels against Gladbach Werder suffered two defeats, got one draw and managed to celebrate two times, last victory was in their last match in previous season at home 2:1. Werder must improve their defense, in previous 16 rounds of Bundesliga they scored 16 and conceded amazing 30 goals. It will be very hard for them to achieve positive outcome here and progress into quarter finals of the Cup. Midfielders Zlatko Januzovic, Levent Aycicek and Ozkan Yildirim, defenders Oliver Husing, Mateo Pavlovic and Marnon Busch, forwrd Aron Johannsson and goalkeeper Raphael Wolf will stay out of action for this match due to injuries.
Despite Gladbach is coming here after two consecutive convincing defeats they are still in better shape than their current opponents, they have failed to win their placement into Champions league knockout stage and for sure will give their best to at least try to progress in quarter finals of the Cup, Werder meanwhile is in very bad shape, they are very near to a relegation zone in Bundesliga and I expect that hosts will win here.