Borussia Mönchengladbach welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the first Rheinland derby of the campaign and this match is at the Borussia-Park. Mönchengladbach were only able to enjoy a mid-table finish last season as the club ended up six points behind the top six places. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen had a stunning campaign under the stewardship of Heiko Herrlich, as they finished in the fifth place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Mönchengladbach were able to secure an immense 11-1 victory over the lower league Hastedt in the first round of the DFB Pokal. The club have had a good squad of players but without making much of an impact.
Leverkusen have been able to strengthen to a decent extent with the younger additions of Paulinho and Mitchell Weiser. The departure of Bernd Leno is a blow, but the club were able to keep a clean sheet in the DFB Pokal first-round game against CfR Pforzheim.
The recent game between Leverkusen and Mönchengladbach finished as a 2-0 victory for the former at Bay Arena. Leverkusen’s last trip to the Borussia-Park saw them pick up a narrow 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Bayer Leverkusen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bayer Leverkusen win at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
Borussia Mönchengladbach are at odds of 2.80 to win this game. However, it is difficult to back a team that has been highly inconsistent in recent years. Leverkusen have also been able to dominate this fixture with three consecutive wins. In fact, they have picked up wins in 50% of the last six visits to the Borussia-Park. After a fifth place finish last season, Herrlich may now dream of a place for Leverkusen in the Champions League. Our preview would back a win for Leverkusen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bayer Leverkusen win at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen draw odds: 3.40
Borussia Mönchengladbach win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
The Leverkusen outfit were quite inconsistent in terms of scoring goals towards the end of last season and things do not seem to have progressed as Herrlich would have liked in pre-season. Mönchengladbach, meanwhile, have been much more prolific going forward but they have struggled in recent meetings against Leverkusen – failed to score in the last two meetings. Our correct score prediction would back a Leverkusen 2-0 win.
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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though Mönchengladbach have a team rich with attacking talent like Thorgan Hazard and Raffael, they may struggle once again against Leverkusen. Last season, this incredible attacking talent failed to score in the two meetings since January. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kevin Volland was able to come up with 14 goals in the league last season to end up as Leverkusen’s top scorer, but his record against Mönchengladbach is not strong. Julian Brandt, meanwhile, has been able to score in his last two league appearances against Mönchengladbach. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Brandt.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Brandt at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
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