Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia MonchengladbachGerman Bundesliga, KO: 18:30 May 21, 2023, BayArena
After crashing out of the Europa League, Bayer Leverkusen turn their attention to the Bundesliga and their quest for a European finish. They host Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday and with the visitors often poor on their travels, Leverkusen should have the upper hand here.
Bayer Leverkusen crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday after a 1-0 aggregate defeat to Serie A side Roma. Having lost 1-0 in the Italian capital, they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg this week.
While it was a disappointing defeat, Bayer Leverkusen can now turn their full attention to securing a return to European football in the final weeks of the season. Xabi Alonso’s men are seventh on the table, just three points off fifth placed Freiburg but have claimed just one win from their last five Bundesliga matches.
The good news for Bayer Leverkusen is that Sunday’s clash is at the BayArena, which has been a good hunting ground all season. They have won four of their last five home matches, a run that includes victories over the likes of Bayern Munich, Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig.
It has been yet another unremarkable campaign for Borussia Monchengladbach, who are currently in the bottom half of the table. Sitting 11th with two matches left to play, they are not in contention for Europe and can only finish ninth on the table.
Borussia Monchengladbach appear to be ending the season with a whimper having claimed just one win in their last five matches. They have suffered three defeats in that run and were beaten 5-2 at Borussia Dortmund in their previous Bundesliga fixture.
Things have also been difficult for Borussia Monchengladbach on their travels as they have won just once in their last 11 away matches. Daniel Farke’s men have suffered eight defeats in that run while also keeping just one clean sheet in those matches.
How the bookies view it
Bayer Leverkusen are considered overwhelming favourites among the books with a home win priced at 10/21 by 10bet. A victory for Borussia Monchengladbach is valued at 11/2 by William Hill while bet365 is offering odds of 17/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Bayer Leverkusen have a 25-23 advantage with 26 draws from 84 previous matches against Borussia Monchengladbach. Leverkusen have also eon the last six meetings and claimed a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture back in January.
Players to watch
Moussa Diaby is the leading scorer for Bayer Leverkusen with nine Bundesliga goals and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The forward was also on target in the last meeting at the BayArena and is priced at 17/10 with William Hill.
Marcus Thuram has been the shining light for Borussia Monchengladbach this season, scoring 13 Bundesliga goals. The attacker will be the one to watch on Sunday and is priced at 14/5 by William Hill to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
The reverse fixture produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 5/4 with Unibet. Both teams have had second half goals in their last two meetings and Sunday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 7/4 with William Hill.
Given the minimal odds for a straight Bayer Leverkusen victory, a win and over 3.5 goals can be considered at 9/5 with 10bet.
This German Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach will be played on May 21, 2023 and kick off at 18:30. Check below for our tipsters best Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.