Prediction and odds for the game: Monchengladbach (13/10) v Bayer Leverkusen (7/4)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday, 23rd May 2020, Kick-off 14:30
Where: The Stadion im Borussia Park
On Saturday afternoon, Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen go head-to-head in a game that could be crucial in the fight for the Champions League spots in the Bundesliga.
The Foals moved up third place in the table with a weekend 3-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. The win over Frankfurt means that Marco Rose’s team has won five of their last eight league matches. The victory kept Gladbach six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich in the fight for the Bundesliga title.
The home side has developed a reputation for attacking football under Rose. The Foals have certainly lived up to that reputation of late, scoring at least two goals in six of their last eight Bundesliga outings. Only Bayern, Dortmund and RB Leipzig can better Gladbach’s goal tally of 52 in the German top-flight this season.
Monchengladbach are usually strong on home soil, having win eight of their last ten league. However, they have won just one of their last three home games in the Bundesliga, which has hindered their title challenge. Unsurprisingly, The Foals have been potent in front of goal on home soil in the top-flight, scoring at least twice in all eight of their recent home wins.
The visitors head into this clash as one of the form teams in the Bundesliga. A 4-1 win at struggling Werder Bremen moved Peter Bosz’s team to within two points of the Champions League spots. Highly rated attacking midfielder Kai Havertz was the star of the show scoring a brace.
The win means that Bayer have now won eight of their last ten games in the Bundesliga, including five of their last six matches in the German top-flight. Like the hosts, Leverkusen have been prolific of late in front of goal, scoring at least twice in five of their last six matches in the Bundesliga.
Bayer does not have the best of away records in the Bundesliga, even with their last run of good form in the German top-flight. Bosz’s team has won just three of their last six games on their travels in the league. They also head into this game on the back of one win from their previous three away games in the Bundesliga. Their recent league matches on the road have been relatively high-scoring with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven games.
This could be a massive game in the context of finishing in the Bundesliga top-four. Both teams are in decent form and head into this game on the back of good results. However, we are just backing the home team to pull off a narrow victory in a high-scoring and highly entertaining encounter.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 13/10 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 1/2. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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