Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer LeverkusenGerman Bundesliga, KO: 14:30 Mar 6, 2021, Borussia-Park
Two teams in desperate need of a positive result face each other as Bayer Leverkusen host Borussia Monchengladbach in a German Bundesliga clash at Borussia-Park. Both sides have been on lengthy winless runs and could use a turn around in fortunes.
Borussia Monchengladbach suffered a 3-2 defeat at Leipzig in their previous Bundesliga fixture. They took a three-goal lead early in the contest but a second half capitulation saw them concede three times, including a 90th minute winner.
Die Fohden have fallen into a rut since the confirmation that manager Marco Rose will depart for Borussia Dortmund in the summer. They are winless in their last five matches, a run that has seen them slip to ninth on the table, seven points off the UEFA Champions League places.
Monchengladbach’s success in recent years has been built on a superb home record but that seems to have disintegrated this season without the support of their fans. They have lost their last two home matches but can count Bayern Munich and Dortmund among their recent scalps at Borussia-Park.
Bayer Leverkusen were also beaten in their last Bundesliga fixture as they lost 2-1 at home to Freiburg. They fell two goals down before Leon Bailey pulled one back midway through the second half.
Leverkusen’s hopes of securing Champions League football now rest firmly on a top four finish after crashing out of the Europa League. They are sixth on the table, five points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in fourth place.
Peter Bosz's men led the Bundesliga at some point this season, but have significantly dipped since the turn of the year. They have claimed just two Bundesliga wins in 2021 and have drawn two of their last three matches.
How the bookies view it
Both teams appear evenly matched heading into this clash and are likely to battle to a stalemate.
Head to head
Bayer Leverkusen have the advantage in the head-to-head against Borussia Monchengladbach having claimed 31 wins from 80 previous meetings. Monchengladbach have won 23 matches while there have been 26 draws between both teams.
Leverkusen earned a 4-3 victory in the reverse fixture back in November
Players to watch
Striker Marcus Thuram was on target for Borussia Monchengladbach against Leipzig and is backed at 2/1 by Unibet to score anytime on Saturday. French forward Alassane Plea provides support to his compatriot and is priced at 19/10 by Unibet in the anytime goalscorer market.
Lucas Alario is the top scorer for Bayer Leverkusen with nine goals this season. Unibet has the Argentine forward at 33/20 to score the first goal while Leon Bailey is valued at 5/2 by the same firm.
Anything else catch the eye?
Monchengladbach and Leverkusen often struggle to keep things tight at the back, which makes the goals market an attractive prospect. SBK is offering 7/12 on both teams to score, over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/6 by the same firm while over 3.5 goals is valued at 6/4 by William Hill.
With Leverkusen going behind in four of their last five Bundesliga matches, backing Monchengladbach to score first could provide some rewards with Skybet offering 10/11.
This German Bundesliga match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen will be played on Mar 6, 2021 and kick off at 14:30. Check below for our tipsters best Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.