Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen go head-to-head at Borussia-Park in a potentially high-scoring Bundesliga contest. The last three top-flight meetings between the pair have featured over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring.
Borussia Monchengladbach suffered a midweek DFB Pokal upset against Borussia Dortmund, extending their losing streak in all competitions to four games. In the Bundesliga alone, ‘Die Fohlen’ are winless in their last five outings (D2, L3), scoring under 1.5 goals on four of those occasions while conceding two or more three times in the process. A dip in form also translates to their home performances, with Marco Rose’s men going from three consecutive Bundesliga home wins to back-to-back defeats, both of which have come by the identical 2-1 scoreline. Additionally, Gladbach have lost four of their last five home meetings with Leverkusen across various competitions (W1), conceding 3+ goals in three of those failures. A lack of ability to preserve the lead has seen Monchengladbach drop a league-high 21 points from winning positions this term.
Meanwhile, Leverkusen head into this encounter in the midst of a severe crisis, having failed to pick up the win in any of their last five competitive matches (D2, L3). Away from home, ‘Die Werkself’ have gone winless in four consecutive Bundesliga games (D1, L3) since beating Koln on Matchday 12, with each defeat in that four-fixture sequence yielding a single-goal margin. Bayer’s defensive frailties have seen them fail to keep a clean sheet in any of their 14 games in all competitions since the turn of the year, conceding over 1.5 goals in five of their last six competitive outings. However, it’s worth noting that Peter Bosz’s men have let in a league-low nine goals on the road this Bundesliga campaign, only three of which have arrived before half-time.