Football Bet of the Day: Young Boys deserve respect

Andre Schubert has struggled to improve Gladbach's away form
Andre Schubert has struggled to improve Gladbach's away form

We're focusing on the Champions League tonight, as Kev looks for a winner in Switzerland.

"Gladbach took just one point from their three Champions League away games last term, and they failed to impress on the road in the Bundesliga."

Back Young Boys Draw No Bet at 2.588/5

Young Boys v Borussia Monchengladbach
Tuesday August 16, 19:45
Live on BT Sport 3

A Finnish flop for us yesterday, as our boys HJK Helsinki suffered their first home defeat of the season, losing 3-2 to KuPS. I ate a whole bag of tortilla chips in protest - well, that's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it.

We dip our collective toe into the shiny waters of the Champions League tonight, and we're basing ourselves in Switzerland, as Young Boys of Berne take on Borussia Monchengladbach.

Young Boys have made a mixed start to their Swiss Super League season. They have comfortably beaten St Gallen and Thun, but have been thumped 3-0 by Basel and edged out 2-1 at home by lowly Lugano. That said, they pulled off one of the most impressive results in their history in the previous Champions League round, as they knocked out group-stage regulars Shakhtar Donetsk. Having lost 2-0 in Lviv, YBB won the second leg 2-0 before triumphing on penalties.

Borussia Monchengladbach will be playing their first competitive game of the new season, and there are some big questions to answer. Key midfielder Granit Xhaka has joined Arsenal, and in the last few seasons Gladbach haven't quite been the same team when the Swiss international has been absent. Christoph Kramer has returned to the Foals to replace Xhaka, but after a poor season at Bayer Leverkusen, he's well below his best.

Although Werder Bremen centre-back Jannik Vestergaard has come in to stiffen the defence, Gladbach have left themselves short of options in attack. Brazilian veteran Raffael remains their leading light, with winger Andre Hahn keen to show he can play through the middle, and Josip Drmic just keen to show he hasn't lost the plot completely.

Foals coach Andre Schubert rescued the club after an awful start to last season, but he never really improved the team's wretched away form. BMG have lost seven of their last 11 Bundesliga away games, and in last season's Champions League, they took a solitary point from their three road matches in the group stage.

Young Boys have more match fitness, they'll be full of confidence after knocking out Shakhtar Donetsk, and their opponents have struggled on the road for months. I'm happy to back the Swiss side using the Draw No Bet market.

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Back Young Boys Draw No Bet at 2.588/5

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