Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen – Prediction, Odds & Betting tips 16/01/2022, Team News and Lineups
Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Full Time Result – Gladbach to Win – 2.50
Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Team Goals – Gladbach to Score Over 1.5 Goals – 1.95
Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Total Goals – Over 3.5 Goals – 2.38
Borussia Monchengladbach to Win
Gladbach found themselves at the bottom of a downward slump not long ago, but the winter break seemingly did wonders for Adi Hutter’s men, who come here off the back of a confidence-boosting away win against the best team in the division. The hosts have now tightened up at the back, conceding only two in their last two, and are backed to get the better of their defensively inept visitors, who continue to leak goals left, right and centre.
Borussia Monchengladbach 2 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen
There’s often no shortage of goals when this pair meet, but it is the hosts who’ve done the better job defensively in their last couple of matches, with Leverkusen conceding twice in each of their last three.
Borussia Monchengladbach – Win or Draw
If you’re interested in the DC market and want to play it safer then take the hosts to win or draw. They’re on the up while the visitors are without a win in five matches, three of which they’ve lost.
BTTS – YES
Clean sheets continue to elude both Gladbach and Bayer. Both are without a clean sheet since November, while both teams have scored in nine of their last ten combined.
Over 2.5 Goals – YES
More than two goals have been scored in four of the last five meetings between Gladbach and Leverkusen, plus at least three goals have been scored in seven of the last eight matches played by the hosts, not to mention in seven of the last eight played by the visitors.
Preliminary review and match prediction for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen
For the hosts, improvement has arrived. Just before the winter break, Hutter’s men earned themselves a reprieve when picking up a point away against a decent Hoffenheim side.
The winter break gave the Gladbach boys a chance to work on some things and the work that they did on the training field clearly had a positive effect, as they were able to return to action and beat league leaders Bayern Munich last Friday. Such a win should mean that the hosts come here with renewed confidence.
In general, prior to a couple of poor results during their bad patch, Saturday’s hosts have been relatively strong on their own patch, losing only two out of eight.
The visitors arrive here out of form. They’re without a win in four league matches, while they’ve not won any of their last four games in all competitions. They’ve lost three of those five, losing each of their last three travelling matches (in all competitions).
Defensively, things have gone awry for Leverkusen, who continue to concede goals at a rather worrying rate. They’ve shipped two or more in each of their last four, including each of their last two away matches. Last time out against Union Berlin, Gerardo Seoane’s men, who have conceded the fifth most shots in the Bundesliga this season, looked particularly susceptible to the break, so it will be interesting to see how they get on here, especially since Gladbach have been known to hit teams on the counter.
If you want to play this one safe, then take ‘Monchengladbach Draw No Bet’. The hosts looked much improved when going toe-to-toe with the side that will almost certainly be crowned champions, while their end-product went up a gear too. After such a performance, the hosts are fancied to do the business back on their own patch, especially as they face a Leverkusen side that has won just one out of seven away from home in recent times, conceding seven in their last two.
For those looking for something with more juice in the price, consider ‘Over 3.5 Goals’. Three of the last four renewals of this fixture have produced at least four goals, while this season, both have tended to be involved in overly high-scoring games, with four or more being scored in five of Gladbach’s last seven domestic fixtures.
BET DURING THE MATCH
If betting after the first whistle has blown is your sort of thing, then be on the lookout for goals in the first half. At least two goals have been scored in the first half of each of Gladbach’s last four league games, while two or more first-half goals have been netted in three of Leverkusen’s last four. Give it a few minutes for the game to take shape, but if you fancy early goals at a price, recent history says you probably shouldn’t shy away from a punt.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen first goalscorer
Jonas Hofmann has carried a lot of the scoring burden for Gladbach of late, and with seven goals to his name, he’s enjoying a great season, though Lars Stindl stands out as a solid option here. The long standing talisman has only netted twice this season, but he’s been getting himself into some promising positions of late, while his underlying numbers are solid With an average of 0.38 expected goals per 90 minutes, as well as an average of 1.94 shots, the 33-year-old gets the nod.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Ramy Bensebaini won’t be involved for the hosts due to national team selection, while Jonas Hofmann is still expected to be out with injury. Keenan Bennetts, Joe Scally and Denis Zakaria all missed the last match because of COVID and may not yet be ready to feature.
Odilon Kossounou misses out for Leverkusen thanks to the African Cup of Nations, as does Edmond Tapsoba. Charles Aranguiz continues to nurse an injury and is unlikely to feature.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Sommer, Ginter, Elvedi, Jantschke, Netz, Kone, Kramer, Lainer, Neuhaus, Stindl, Embolo.
Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky, Frimpong, Tah, Hincapie, Bakker, Andrich, Demirbay, Diaby, Wirtz, Paulinho, Schick.
Florian Neuhaus went through something of a dry spell in terms of performance, but he’s found his rhythm again of late. The 24-year-old turned in a huge performance against Bayern last time out, notching the equalising goal, while he opened the scoring with a precise finish against Frankfurt before the break. Central to most of Gladbach’s attacks, the forward-thinking midfielder is the one to watch here.
Most Popular FAQ for Borussia Monchengladbach
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
When the teams last met, back in late August 2021, Bayer Leverkusen won by four goals to nil on home soil.
Where will this fixture be played?
The game will take place at Borussia Park, the home of Borussia Monchengladbach.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out both William Hill and Vbet ahead of this fixture.
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