Leverkusen Coming off Comeback Win
Bayer Leverkusen look more and more like title favorites with each passing week. Last Saturday, the Bundesliga leaders managed a 3-2 comeback win on the road at RB Leipzig. Now, they have a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table and take on Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Gladbach take a 15-game scoring streak into this one but have been wildly inconsistent this season. Ahead of this Bundesliga clash, we’ll cover the Leverkusen vs Monchengladbach odds.
Location: BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany
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Bayer Leverkusen are on an eight game unbeaten streak vs Borussia Monchengladbach. Earlier this season, Leverkusen defeated Gladbach 3-0 at Borussia-Park as Victor Boniface scored twice. The Leverkusen vs Monchengladbach odds priced visitors Bayer Leverkusen as -130 favorites for that match. Gladbach haven’t defeated Bayer Leverkusen since 2019 and are 0-1-7 since.
Bayer Leverkusen Extend Unbeaten Run
Bayer Leverkusen have been one of the best picks to bet online in any league this season. Xabi Alonso’s side are still unbeaten after a gutsy comeback victory over RB Leipzig last Saturday.
Xavi Simons opened up the scoring for Leipzig and Nathan Tella scored an equalizer in the second half. Soon after, Lois Openda gave RB another lead but Leverkusen were determined to remain unbeaten.
Jonathan Tah and Piero Hincapie both scored on corners as Leverkusen completed an incredible comeback victory. Leverkusen are now 15-3-0 in the Bundesliga and they’re on a 27-game unbeaten run, in all competitions.
Leverkusen, with their unbeaten run, are a team for bettors to consider for their picks and parlays. Even without leading scorer Victor Boniface, Leverkusen have won their first two matches of 2024.
Boniface has a groin injury which could keep him out until April. Patrik Schick will be Bayer’s main man up front in the meantime. A couple of Leverkusen players also picked up injuries in the match vs Leipzig.
Midfielder Exequiel Palacios could be out until mid February and wing back Jeremie Frimpong’s status is uncertain for Saturday. Meanwhile Odilon Kossonou, Edmond Tapsoba and Amine Adli are on international duty. Tah is also suspended for this match, as Leverkusen are short on defenders.
Gladbach Dropping Points From Winning Positions
Borussia Monchengladbach have won just one of their last five Bundesliga fixtures. Last Sunday, Gladbach took a lead over Augsburg as Jordan Pefok got on the scoresheet.
Despite some good saves from goalkeeper Moritz Nicolas, Gladbach conceded two second half goals and fell 2-1 at home. In the last four Bundesliga games alone, Borussia Monchengladbach have dropped eight points from winning positions.
While Borussia Monchengladbach have a 4-2-4 Bundesliga record at home, they’ve played poorly on the road. The Bundesliga’s 12th-placed team is just 1-3-4 on the road this Bundesliga season and their only win away from home was over three months ago.
For Saturday’s match, Tomas Cvancara and Jonas Omlin are out injured. Defender Ko Itakura is also away on international duty while Max Wober is questionable with an illness.
This season, only Darmstadt have conceded more goals than Borussia Monchengladbach. Their matches have averaged over four goals per game, which is more than any other Bundesliga team. Gladbach’s manager, Gerry Seaone, also coached Leverkusen from 2021-22.
Match Analysis & Odds
Bayer Leverkusen have the longest unbeaten streak to open a season, in all competitions, of any team in German top flight history. They’re certainly expected to continue that on Saturday as the Leverkusen vs Monchengladbach odds price the hosts as -375 favorites. While Leverkusen will miss Tah and Palacios on Saturday, Alonso will hope Frimpong can suit up.
Frimpong, Leverkusen’s right wing back, has scored five goals and provided six assists this season. He and left wing back Alex Grimaldo have torched opposition defenses and have been the best fullbacks in the league this season. Meanwhile, Alassane Plea has been the biggest goal threat for Gladbach this season. The French forward has found the net seven times and provided three assists.
Gladbach are +900 favorites and a draw sits at +585 odds. Leverkusen -1.5, -2 displays -105 odds and Gladbach +1.5, +2 comes in at -115. Under 3.5 goals are priced at -120 odds and Leverkusen picked up a clean sheet in their last meeting vs Borussia Monchengladbach.
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