Leverkusen’s second half of the season begins away at Borussia Monchengladbach with their superstar Florian Wirtz raring to return to Bundesliga action. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the German top-flight league.
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Gladbach: Great Record on Home Soil
Before the World Cup break, Gladbach succumbed to a third defeat in their last four league games in Bochum by a team fighting to avoid relegation. They bounced back to beat Dortmund 4-2 on home soil. Clearly, that tells you enough about Gladbach’s ups and downs this season.
Bundesliga’s players enjoyed a long break so they should be fresh and fully fit for the last 19 rounds of the season. Gladbach was one of the biggest disappointments last season, finishing in 10th place with their joint-lowest points tally in the last decade. The team has been very quiet as far as transfer activities are concerned.
Swiss international striker Breel Embolo has left the club to join AS Monaco while former manager Lucien Favre decided to decline Gladbach’s offer and he ultimately signed with French club Nice. When you look at past decades, the club has done some very good work.
But the truth is that the last 24-30 months have not been easy, they have been challenging. Last season, the club was involved in a relegation battle for a long period. After such a difficult time, it would be wrong to give euphoric objectives for this season. They still have some amazing players mostly in the attacking line, with the duo of Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram enjoying another great season. So if you’re betting online, you should always go for goals in their games.
Leverkusen: Wirtz Returns
Wirtz is one of the great hopes for the future of German football. Out since mid-March with a serious knee problem, the 19-year-old is finally good to go again for Bayer Leverkusen. He’s expected to start on Sunday against Gladbach, much to the delight of a team who have sorely missed him.
Head coach Xabi Alonso was understandably delighted to have his team’s creative heartbeat at his disposal for the first time since taking the reins in October. The fans will be hoping the German attacking midfielder can soon regain the form that helped him play a leading role in the team’s eventual third-placed finish last term, with seven goals and 10 assists across 24 Bundesliga appearances.
Leverkusen has been poor this season with only five wins in 15 games, seven points behind the top six, so they can’t afford to drop any more points from now on if they want to play in one of the European competitions next season.
They found their shape just before the World Cup break by winning three games in a row and scoring nine goals in the process. They will be without Charles Aranguiz and Patrik Schick, who are both injured in this clash. With Wirtz back in the starting lineup and Moussa Diaby in great shape, we will continue to include the visitors in our soccer picks and parlays.
Gladbach vs Leverkusen Head-to-Head
Leverkusen has the upper hand on their opponents, winning their previous five mutual encounters against Gladbach and scoring at least two goals on four occasions. As we previously stated, Leverkusen picked up maximum points from their last three Bundesliga fixtures. Gladbach is one of the best home teams this season with six wins in eight matches in front of their fans and 20 goals scored while Leverkusen allowed 15 goals on the road.
Gladbach vs Leverkusen Match Information
- Match: Gladbach (6-4-5) vs Leverkusen (5-3-7)
- Location: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach
- Day/Time: Sunday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Gladbach vs Leverkusen Live stream: fubo.tv
Gladbach vs Leverkusen Betting Lines
Gladbach vs Leverkusen Picks and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Bundesliga odds while the goal line is set at three.
The break in the German top-flight league was too long, even longer than the summer break, but the teams tried to stay in shape with some friendly matches. Both Gladbach and Leverkusen had some good results in preparing for the second half of the season and we expect them to offer an entertaining match on Sunday.
We always go for goals when the leagues restart after a long break and mostly the Bundesliga, the domestic league with more goals than in any of Europe’s top leagues so far in 2022-23.