RB Leipzig visited Real Madrid in a midweek encounter. Conversely, Borussia Monchengladbach had a quiet evening. That alone should establish the Red Bulls as the better team here. Regardless, they’ve had a rocky start.
Even so, and despite playing on the road, they dominate the Las Vegas odds for Saturday’s clash at Borussia Park, making the home side a really tempting ‘dog here, priced at +195. One last thing, winner may climb to sixth place in the standings, the loser could even fall out of the top 10.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Win More
Borussia Monchengladbach have only lost once, but the Colts are still five points behind FC Union Berlin, the team atop the standings.That’s not a mistake, Bayern Munich aren’t leading the Bundesliga.
The thing with the Colts is that they’ve drawn three times, including last Sunday’s clash against Freiburg, which ended scoreless. Now, not all ties are bad ties, considering Freiburg are in second place, only one point behind FC Union Berlin. However, Borussia Monchengladbach are only one defeat away from falling to 11th in the table.
Despite losing their last game, 1-0 against Mainz 05, the Colts tend to win a lot more playing at home. They had won four in a row, a 12-3 aggregate. They haven’t won in their last five road games.
Marcus Thuram is the main reason to consider including them in your soccer picks. The Frenchman has scored three goals, among the leaders in the league. There’s also Alassane Plea, who leads the team with two assists. Quite the dynamic duo there.
RB Leipzig: Better than Tenth
RB Leipzig are currently sitting in 10th place, but this team is much better than that.
They lost, 2-0, to Real Madrid, but were good in terms of possession (47 percent), and shots on target (three). Los Blancos also took three shots on target, and didn’t score until the 80th minute. Good news is the return (lengthy injury) of Yussuf Poulsen.
“We picked up where we left off in the Bundesliga, and it was an even game for a long time. We definitely could have got something if we’d taken a chance in the first half. We all gave our all and pushed each other,” defender David Raum said.
Prior to that game, in the Bundesliga, the Red Bulls had no mercy on Borussia Dortmund, and crushed them, 3-0. Willi Orban, Dominik Szoboszlai and Amadou Haidara were the scorers. Considering this roster also includes Christopher Nkunku, Timo Werner and Andre Silva, that’s crazy. They whipped a title contender without a goal from any of their usual offensive threats.
That’s why the Red Bulls deserve to be the betting online favorites, at +120. When a favorite offers a plus-money, then they’re worth a thought.
Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 12
- Borussia Monchengladbach Victories: 2 (15 goals)
- RB Leipzig Victories: 7 (23 goals)
- Draws: 3
Each team made its fanbase proud with a comfortable victory at home last season. First, RB Leipzig won by a score of 4-1. Josko Gvardiol, Andre Silva, Christopher Nkunku and Benjamin Henrichs were the scorers. Borussia Monchengladbach took revenge with a 3-1 victory. Jonas Hofmann was the Man of the Match, scoring a brace. The Colts won despite playing the last 26 minutes with one less player (Nico Elvedi sent off).
Expect goals when then teams play on another. They’ve never had a scoreless draw.
Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Match Information
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 17th
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Borussia Park, Monchengladbach
- Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig Live stream: fubo.tv
Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Betting Lines
Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Prediction
RB Leipzig are the better team in this one, but Borussia Monchengladbach won’t be easy prey, especially at home. That’s why our soccer betting recommendation is to include the draw (at +285) on your ticket. After a close battle early in the match, the Red Bulls’ depth makes the difference. They’ve had a rocky start, but they’re on the rise. This is the perfect opportunity for them to get back into the title race.
Score Prediction: RB Leipzig 2, Borussia Monchengladbach 1