Borussia Monchengladbach meets RB Leipzig in the closing match of Saturday’s Bundesliga program. The two sides played Champions League games during this midweek, and finished with mixed success. Borussia took one point against Real Madrid, while Leipzig suffered a catastrophe in Manchester against United. As with all the Bundesliga contests featuring top teams, this one also promises a lot of excitement and goals. After all, RB tops the table while Monch sits sixth.
Borussia Monchengladbach (+200) has just one loss in the previous 10 games, and that was in the opening game of the Bundesliga championship against Dortmund on the road. After that, they went on a seven-match defeatless streak, during which they posted four draws and three wins. Two of those draws were against Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Now, during the above-mentioned stretch, only one game didn’t see both teams scoring, and that was Borussia’s victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf, 4-0. Five of them saw four or more goals, suggesting that Monch didn’t change anything in its approach compared to the previous campaign.
The talks about their drop due to battles on two fronts are premature, and we can discuss about that in some six weeks or so. For now, Borussia looks pretty solid.
RB Leipzig (+125) suffered a humiliation in Manchester, where United rolled over the Bulls, packing five goals into their net without allowing a single one. Now, for the UCL semifinalist, that is a hard slap in the face, regardless of all the factors. We are aware that they didn’t deserve to lose with near this big of a difference, but still, 5-0 is pretty devastating.
This was the first defeat for Red Bull since the end of their Champions League journey against PSG. It was also the fifth game in eight players in which we saw over 2.5 goals, and fourth in the latest five with just one side scoring.
It would be interesting to see Nagelsmann’s boys’ reaction and the coach himself, because situations like these are always problematic.
Monch has only two injured players who won’t play for sure, and those are Andreas Poulsen and Denis Zakaria. Both are long gone, and their absence will not present some particular trouble.
Leipzig has Fabrice Hartmann, Konrad Laimer, Lukas Klostermann, and Nordi Mukiele confirmed to be ruled out due to various injuries.
Head to Head Matches
Both teams scored, and over 2.5 goals have been seen in the previous three meetings between these two teams. Leipzig had more success during the 2019/20 campaign defeating Borussia on the road, 1-3, but failing to repeat that at home, as they played just 2-2 against this rival.
Our most logical solution here would be over 2.5 goals, but the odds are way too low, -200. Instead, we will try with the old recipe for increasing profits, when it comes to games from German football – over 1.5 goals in the second half.
The bookies offer -125 here, and for us, this is quite a solid deal.
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