Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Bundesliga – Match Preview

Two of the Bundesliga top five meet on Saturday as surprise package Borussia Monchengladbach host an in form Bayer Leverkusen.

Monchengladbach won their first game since the league’s return, easing past Eintract Frankfurt 3-1 last time out.

Two goals inside of nine minutes got them on their way, with Alassane Plea scoring with less than 40 seconds on the clock.

Bayer Leverkusen thrashed relegation threatened Werder Bremen on Monday evening, with Kai Havertz scoring twice.

Mitchell Weiser and Kerem Demirbay scored after the break as Leverkusen eased to a 4-1 win.

Bundesliga form: Monchengladbach W3 D1 L1; Bayer Leverkusen W4 D1 L0
Bundesliga top scorers
Monchengladbach – Alassane Plea 9 goals
Bayer Leverkusen – Kevin Volland 9 goals

Team news
Denis Zakaria and US international Fabian Johnson are both out due to injury for the hosts.

After an excellent display at Frankfurt, there is a good chance they name the same starting XI.

Kevin Volland has an ankle injury and will likely miss the rest of the season.

Leverkusen are also set to be without Lars Bender, however the remainder of the squad is likely to be fit.

Expected starting XI’s
Monchengladbach (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini; Strobl, Neuhaus; Hofmann, Embolo, Thuram; Plea
Leverkusen (4-2-3-1): Hradecky; Weiser, Tapsoba, Bender, Sinkgraven; Aranguiz, Demirbay; Wirtz, Amiri, Diaby; Havertz

Predictions

Result: Monchengladbach (13/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (9/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alassane Plea (15/8 with Betfair)

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