Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK (Monchengladbach).
Borussia Monchengladbach fell 2-0 away at top-half rivals Eintracht Frankfurt last time out to drop outside of the top six in the Bundesliga standings. Can they rebound from it seven days later when they return to Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK to host RB Leipzig in another six-pointer?
The Foals showed a decent performance in the first league tie of the year when they eased past Augsburg 2-0 in front of the home crowd. Mattias Ginter and Thorgan Hazard were on target back then for the team led by Dieter Hecking. The German manager has reasons to be worried because of the form of his key men in the final third as neither Raffael nor Lars Stindl managed to produce in two games in 2018.
The Bulls, on the other side, also head into this low on confidence after winning just one point from the opening two outings of the year. Ralph Hassenhuttl was particularly disappointed with his team’s display from last Saturday when Leipzig could not see off the relegation strugglers Hamburger SV (1-1 draw) at their Red Bull Arena.
It’s hard to see the visitors grabbing the first win of the year against top-half opposition here given that RB Leipzig are winless on last five away days in Bundesliga. The team conceded two or more goals in four of last five league matches on the road.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between these two opponents.
Draw occurred in two of their three meetings as Gladbach are yet to claim their first victory over the Bulls.
Each of three previous outings saw both teams on target.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
We definitely expect to see the BTTS trend continued here since neither of the two sides showed signs particularly meticulous displays at the back lately.
Additionally, the value is with Gladbach to net two or more goals given that RB Leipzig have been struggling badly to keep things tight at the back on their recent travels in Bundesliga.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.50
Borussia Monchengladbach Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00