Borussia Monchengladbach walked away from the Allianz Arena with a stunning 2-1 victory last Friday against Bayern Munich. Now, Monchengladbach will take on struggling Leverkusen, which is winless in its last four Bundesliga games. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of markets and props for the German top-flight league.
Gladbach managed a crucial victory last weekend, beating leaders Bayern Munich in one of the most entertaining games of the round. Florian Neuhaus’ elegant equalizer and Stefan Lainer’s glancing header helped Gladbach to add three more points to its season tally, moving into mid-table.
Neuhaus enjoyed a good night at the home of the club he admires, but it was the performance of Luca Netz that shed lights on Gladbach’s performance. His assist for Lainer’s header on the winning goal was further proof that the 19-year-old’s acquisition from Hertha Berlin looks like an amazing one. The hosts are now enjoying a degree of breathing space as we head into the coldest part of winter. Despite playing on home soil, Gladbach enters this clash as underdogs at +155 on the three-way moneyline with the latest soccer odds.
They are having an awful season with many important players trying to leave the team in the winter transfer window or at the end of the domestic campaign. They are also struggling at the back, having the third-worst defense in the league with 33 goals conceded in 18 games. Gladbach coach Adi Hütter had lamented his side’s lack of a cutting edge recently, with the Foals having one of the worst shots-goals rates in the German league.
The win against Bayern should bring more desire and fighting spirit, because the squad is fully packed with talented players who are all underperforming. They finished in the top four two seasons ago and in eighth place last season. They are now trailing the European spots by six points, but they have the second-worst attack from top 12 with just 24 goals scored in 18 games.
They have a poor record against Leverkusen, losing their previous four mutual encounters and failing to find the back of the net in the last two. They are not a team to back on your soccer picks and parlays, but we expect them to contribute on the scoresheet against Leverkusen.
Leverkusen: Winless in Four Games
Two defeats and two draws in their last four games saw Leverkusen lose track with Bayern and Dortmund, the first two teams in the standings. They must now fight back and return to the top four, but this is a difficult fixture. Surprisingly, they are performing better on the road this term, losing just two in nine away games and scoring 21 goals in the process.
Last weekend, Patrik Schick scored his 17th Bundesliga goal of the campaign before Grischa Prömel’s brace and Jonathan Tah’s late equalizer as Leverkusen and fellow top-four hopefuls Union Berlin played out a superb 2-2 draw at the BayArena. The Czech striker is sitting second in the top scorers’ chart, just three goals behind Robert Lewandowski.
Schick scored nine goals in his last five Bundesliga appearances and is tipped to find the back of the net once again. If you’re betting online, we recommend you avoid betting on Leverkusen for now and always expect many goals when they are playing. We’ve seen at least three goals in seven of their last eight games across all competitions and at least four goals in three of their previous four fixtures.
The same thing is happening to Gladbach, which is struggling to keep clean sheets. They conceded 19 goals in their last six Bundesliga games scoring just seven in the process. The two teams are always offering high-scoring affairs when they face each other. We’ve seen at least four goals in three of their last four head-to-heads and we expect the trend to continue on Saturday.