Leipzig vs Monchengladbach
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
Leipzig host M’Gladbach in one of the most exciting clashes of the Matchday in Bundesliga on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena. The Bulls will be hoping to fix the impression after losing back-to-back matches to Wolfsburg and Salzburg within past eight days. They clearly lack creativity in the final third without injured playmaker Emil Forsberg who is likely to skip Gladbach’s visit as well.
Ralf Rangnick’s men failed to find the back of the net in last two outings. The narrow 1-0 loss to Red Bull rivals Salzburg has put their knockout phase hopes in Europa League in jeopardize as they now head into the last round fixture with Rosenborg with a three-point deficit to Celtic in the battle for the second place.
When it comes to Bundesliga, Leipzig fell to 4th after losing away at Wolfsburg last weekend. A win over the top-four rivals Borussia could turn a corner though and reduce the gap between these two likes to only a single-point.
Leipzig vs Monchengladbach: Head-to-head
Leipzig were a tricky opposition to the Foals in past two seasons.
The Bulls won two and drew two of four meetings with Monchengladbach.
Three of these four H2H games produced goals at both ends.
Leipzig vs Monchengladbach: Prediction
The visitors are definitely the most pleasant surprise of the season so far. They sit sky-high second after a thread of five wins in past sic league matches. The streak began with a shocking 0-3 victory over reigning champions Bayern Munich away at Allianz Arena in October.
Dieter Hecking has a deadly line-up of attackers on disposal. The team notched three or more goals in all of five mentioned victories in last six league fixtures. The latest of successes came seven days ago when the Foals stormed past Hannover in spite of conceding the first-minute opener. Thorgan Hazard and Alassane Plea have eight goals past their names apiece after 12 rounds of the campaign.
Leipzig are the bookies’ favourites here, but we don’t see any value in backing the home win at the odds of 1.90. We’ll rather take the same odds offered for Gladbach to leave Red Bull Arena unbeaten on Sunday.
Leipzig vs Monchengladbach: Bet Tips
Monchengladbach or [email protected] 1.90 (9/10)
BTTS @ 1.50 (1/2).