Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen host Borussia Monchengladbach in one of the most exciting games of the first Bundesliga weekend in 2019.
The hosts enjoyed a strong finish to the previous year as back-to-back wins over Schalke and Hertha BSC saw them move into the top half of the ladder. They scored five goals during the process and will generally come into the first official outing of the year high on confidence after three straight wins in mid-season friendlies as well.
Top four positions are just seven points away for Die Werkself in spite of the fact they had a roller-coaster campaign so far in the season.
A potential victory over Gladbach would serve as a massive confidence-booster and there are no doubts the hosts will be highly motivated to claim spoils on Saturday afternoon at BayArena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head-to-head
This will be the third head to head encounter of the season for these two sides.
Borussia picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory in the first round of the competition back in late.August.
Nevertheless, Bayer Leverkusen got their revenge with a demolishing 0-5 victory over the Foals in October’s DFB Pokal tie at BORUSSIA-PARK.
Bayer dominated this match-up in games at BayArena where they won 20, drew 8 and lost 8 of 36 outings against Gladbach.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Prediction
Borussia are one of the most pleasant surprises of the season in this term of Bundesliga. They held the second position in the league ladder for quite some time, but won only one of last three league outings which dropped them down to 3rd place.
Dieter Hecking’s troops were so good thanks to splendid performances on the home patch where they won each of eight Bundesliga ties. It’s been a different story for them outside BORUSSIA PARK where the Foals won 2, drew 3 and lost 4 of 9 matches (13-15 goal difference).
Both form and H2H record speak in Bayer’s favour and we see this game as a perfect opportunity for them to catch up with the top sides in the league. The home win is a must-take bet at 2.00 odds.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Bayer Leverkusen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66 (4/6).