Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions for Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture. After a cracking 4-4 draw against Augsburg in the first weekend of the season, will the hosts surprise Leverkusen? Can they bounce back here? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions


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An Encounter of High-Octane Football

Key Stats
– Tomas Cvancara has already found the net four times in two games this season.
– Both teams combined for a total of 18 goals in their first two matches of the season.
– Xabi Alonso has a win rate of 48.7% after 39 matches at the helm of Bayer Leverkusen.

In what promises to be a tantalising fixture, Borussia Monchengladbach will welcome Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen to the Borussia-Park this Saturday. Both teams have started the season with exhilarating performances, indicating that this could be another high-scoring affair.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Performance
Borussia Monchengladbach opened their season by thrashing lower-league side Bersenbruck 7-0 in the DFB-Pokal. Key players like Franck Honorat and Tomas Cvancara demonstrated their goal-scoring prowess, with both netting twice in that dominant display. Their Bundesliga opener was equally dramatic as they played out a 4-4 draw against Augsburg.


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Although they led 3-1 after 37 minutes, a late resurgence from Augsburg saw them trailing 4-3. But, thanks to Cvancara’s last-minute heroics, they managed to secure a point. Now, under the guidance of Gerardo Seoane, who remains unbeaten after two matches, the team will be looking to build on these performances.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Display
On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen also began their campaign with an 8-0 demolition of Teutonia Ottensen in the DFB-Pokal. Their Bundesliga debut was against RB Leipzig, a team that recently triumphed over Bayern Munich. Despite the odds, Leverkusen carved out a 3-2 win, signalling their intent for the season. Xabi Alonso, having replaced Seoane, boasts a win rate of 48.7% after 39 matches and will be keen to extend this impressive statistic.

The Men to Watch

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Line-Up
With Christoph Kramer and Hannes Wolf sidelined due to injuries and Stefan Lainer doubtful, the home side will likely see some changes. However, given his form, Tomas Cvancara, who has netted four times this season, is expected to be the focal point in attack, supported by Alassane Plea. The defence will likely feature Leeds United loanee Max Wober and Japan international Ko Itakura.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Squad
For the visitors, they’ll be missing Czech striker Patrik Schick and Sardar Azmoun. However, their midfield looks strong with Granit Xhaka partnering Exequiel Palacios. Leverkusen’s defence, led by Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, and Odilon Kossounou, will be crucial in determining the game’s outcome.

Predictions for the Match

  1. Match Result Prediction
    Given the goal-scoring form of both teams and their respective strengths, predicting a winner is challenging. However, considering the recent stats and performances, a high-scoring draw seems the most plausible outcome. Both teams have the firepower to breach each other’s defences, and neither would want to drop points.
  2. Correct Score Prediction
    Given the attacking prowess of both sides and their recent form, a 3-3 draw is not outside the realms of possibility.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction
    Tomas Cvancara, with his recent form, is the man to watch out for. Having netted four times in just two games, the Czech forward is poised to make his mark once again, and there’s a strong possibility he could be the first on the scoresheet.


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