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As Bundesliga marches into matchday 31, two of the league heavyweights, Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach, take on each other at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich are seven points clear in the Bundesliga title race now with Borussia Dortmund chasing them on the second place.
Bayern Munich won the crucial away game against Dortmund on Matchday 28 to take a giant leap towards their 8th consecutive league title. They are in a firm position to capture the title from hereon only if Monchengladbach stay out of their way on matchday 31.
As two heavyweights of the German league collide against each other, we take a look at the match preview, fantasy tips, predicted XI, and live streaming details.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Bayern Munich Will Have To Be A Bit Careful
Bayern Munich have shown no signs of sloppiness ever since their return to the campaign this season. They have been up and running for the task and the game against Dortmund showed how strong they are mentally and physically even after coming from a 2-month long break.
However, going into the game, Bayern must ensure that they do not get caught up in their title thoughts so much that they end up putting pressure on their own self. Monchengladbach is a tough side to beat and are currently fourth in the points table. Bayern will look to dominate them and clarify their intent.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Borussia Monchengladbach Will Look To Remain In The Top Four
Borussia Monchengladbach have had a great season so far this year. Out of the 30 games played so far, Monchengladbach have registered a win in 17 games. 5 of their 30 games have ended in a draw while they have ended on the losing side 8 times this season.
However, ever since their return to the Bundesliga after the coronavirus pandemic, Borussia Monchengladbach have been a bit sloppy in their approach. as they have registered two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five games and seem to be a bit off the track. They will look to remain in the top four to ensure a UEFA Champions League qualification next season.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach Fantasy Tips
For Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller could have been the obvious choice but they have been suspended for this game. In their absence, Serge Gnabry makes a good choice for the captain/vice-captain of your fantasy eleven along with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.
For Borussia Monchengladbach, Marcus Thuram has been their marquee man this season and can be the captain of your fantasy eleven. Apart from him, Alassane Plea and Denis Zakaria have also been great performers and can be the captain/vice-captain of your fantasy eleven.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI
Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Thiago Alacantara, Kingsley Coman, and Ivan Perisic.
Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI: Yan Sommer, Stefan Lainer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini, Jonas Hofmann, Florian Neuhaus, Patrick Herrmann, Lars Stindl, Marcus Thuram, and Breel Embolo.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach Live Streaming Details
The remainder of Bundesliga matches will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a break of two months, Star Sports will telecast live action of the Bundesliga on Star Sports Select 1/HD & Star Sports Select 2/HD from May 16 onwards.
How to watch Bundesliga in India online? Fans can also tune in to Disney+Hotstar to watch the live matches online, either on their official website or the app.