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are the guests at Borussia-Park on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 fixture with home team Gladbach
. For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Gladbach v Bayer Leverkusen, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Gladbach are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-3 Bundesliga 1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. In that match, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 48% possession and 15 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Borussia Mönchengladbach, the goalscorers were Alassane Pléa (1'), Marcus Thuram (7') and Ramy Bensebaïni (73'). At the other end, Eintracht Frankfurt had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. André Silva (81') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Borussia Mönchengladbach haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games. They’ve totted up the amount of 14 during that time and have conceded a total of 8. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this match, of course.
Their previous form shows that Gladbach:
- are unbeaten in the league by Bayer 04 Leverkusen in their previous 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Bayer Leverkusen go into this meeting following on from a 1-4 Bundesliga 1 win as they beat SV Werder Bremen in their most recent outing. In that match, Bayer 04 Leverkusen managed 64% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Bayer 04 Leverkusen, goals were scored by Kai Havertz (28', 33'), Mitchell Weiser (61') and Kerem Demirbay (78'). SV Werder Bremen got 10 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Theodor Gebre Selassie (30') was the scorer for SV Werder Bremen.
Proving their bias toward high-scoring matches, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the prior 6 games in which Bayer Leverkusen have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.83 goals each clash. Their opponents have managed 5 from this total. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Heading into this contest, Bayer 04 Leverkusen are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 20/12/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Gladbach winning 3 of those games, Bayer Leverkusen 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 5 of them for Die Fohlen and 9 coming from Werkself. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 02/11/2019 when the final score was Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach. In that game, Bayer Leverkusen managed 60% possession and 23 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Kevin Volland (25'). For their opponents, Borussia Mönchengladbach got 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Oscar Wendt (18') and Marcus Thuram (42') scored. The referee was Daniel Siebert.
Team News: Gladbach
It’s our opinion that Die Fohlen could employ a 4-2-3-1 system for this game, utilising Yann Sommer, Ramy Bensebaini, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Stefan Lainer, Florian Neuhaus, Tobias Strobl, Marcus Thuram, Breel Donald Embolo, Jonas Hofmann and Alassane Plea.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has to currently contend with reduced team options. Lars Bender (Thigh injury) and Kevin Volland (Ankle injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We reckon that Werkself might utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup, giving starts to Lukas Hradecky, Mitchell Weiser, Edmond Tapsoba, Sven Bender, Daley Sinkgraven, Charles Aranguiz, Kerem Demirbay, Florian Wirtz, Nadiem Amiri, Moussa Diaby and Kai Havertz.
Our feeling is that Bayer Leverkusen and Gladbach could both well score more than once here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner. While there should be goals at both ends, it’s too close to call. That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought contest, finishing with a draw after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Fohlen
Stadium: Borussia-Park (54,022)
Captain: Lars Stindl
Chairman: Rolf Königs
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3
Key Player: Marcus Thuram
Normally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Marcus Thuram was born in France. After making a first senior appearance for Sochaux in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 7 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 26 appearances.