Prediction and odds for the game: Monchengladbach (6/4) vs Bayer Leverkusen (6/4)
We are backing the draw at odds of 14/5
When: Saturday 15 January 2022, Kick-off 17:30
Where: Borussia Park
On Saturday evening, Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen go head-to-head at Borussia Park, in what could be a fascinating Bundesliga outing.
The Foals recorded a 2-1 win at Covid-struck champions Bayern Munich last time out. The victory was much-needed, as Adi Hutter’s team headed into the clash on the back of a five-game winless run in the Bundesliga, four games of which they lost. Gladbach have been far from secure in defence in the German top-flight of late, as they have conceded at least two goals in four of their previous six league matches.
The poor recent run of form has seen the Foals drop to 12th place in the Bundesliga table, just four points clear of the relegation spot. However, they are also just six points adrift of the top six too, so this could be a vital game for Hutter’s team.
Monchengladbach’s recent home form could not have been any more inconsistent, as they have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five league matches on home soil.
Die Werkself are fifth-place in the Bundesliga table, a point short of fourth-place Freiburg and a point clear of sixth-place. A 2-2 draw with Union Berlin last time out means that Gerardo Seoane’s team are winless in their last five games in all competitions, four of which have been in the Bundesliga.
One of the key factors in Bayer’s recent poor league form has been shaky defensive displays, as they have conceded at least two goals in their last four league matches. The visitors have also not kept a clean sheet in their previous six games in the Bundesliga. Their recent league games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last six matches.
Bayer Leverkusen have been poor travellers of late in the Bundesliga, winning just one of their last five matches in the German top-flight. The visitors have suffered two straight away games in the Bundesliga against Eintracht Frankfurt and Freiburg.
Bayer have been prolific on their travels in the German top-flight, scoring at least two goals in six of their last eight away games in the Bundesliga. Seoane’s team has kept just one clean sheet in their last ten away matches in the German top-flight.
The home team will be boosted by the win over Monchengladbach. However, their confidence is fragile. Bayer Leverkusen have also been out of sorts in recent weeks. With those two factors in mind, we are backing the game to finish in a draw. The other bet we recommend is over 2.5 goals scored, as both teams are dangerous in attack and vulnerable in defence.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 14/5 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/9. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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