Saturday, 10 February 2007

3 pts ALEMANIA AACHEN 1.12/1 + 0.5 Asian Handicap ( Betfair) v Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga 1

Both team are battling relegation.Newly promoted Aachen started the season well but have been in decline ever since. There was discord in the first part of the season when their star player Jan Schlaudraff made it clear that he would be considering offers from some of the bigger clubs during the winter pause. Coach Michael Frontzeck evidently considered that he was getting to big for his boots and duly dropped him from the side. A few months on, Schlaudraff is still with the club and will be making the journey to Monchengladbach after missing the last game with a virus. The carefree and careless Aachen are dreadful defensively, but are capable of producing a turn up ( they have won away at Hannover, Mainz and Wolfsburg this season) and are overpriced at 9/2 against their more illustrious, but similarly struggling rivals. However, playing safe I'll take them at 1.12/1 with a 0.5 advantage on the Asians'.

Gladbach 0 Aachen 0 + 3.36 pts