With the German Bundesliga back in action and taking another step forward in its post-coronavirus return, it’s time to find out whether Borussia M’gladbach will take care of business on their home pitch when they host visiting Bayer Leverkusen in a derby match of round 27 showdown on Saturday. With both championship hopefuls sitting inside the top five in the Bundesliga standings, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their Bundesliga betting odds in this affair.
Bundesliga Betting Odds, Analysis and Picks – Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen
Why Bet On Monchengladbach at +138
Borussia Monchengladbach is sitting in third place in the Bundesliga standings with 52 points, but just six points behind league-leading Bayern Munich. M’gladbach has won two straight and three of their last four matches overall, including a convincing 3-1 win over Eintracht last weekend. M’gladbach has put 52 goals in the back of the net while conceding 31 goals defensively. M’gladbach has suffered just one loss in their last eight games while going 9-2-2 SU, 9-4 ATS and 6-4-3 O/U at home this season. Plea has scored a team-high nine goals while adding seven assists. Embolo and Thuram have both scored seven goals and Zakaria is the only injured player for Borussia M’gladbach.
Why Bet On Bayer Leverkusen at +166
Bayer Leverkusen is sitting in fifth place in the Bundesliga standings and with 50 points, they are just one of five teams to reach that plateau. Leverkusen has scored 49 goals and allowed 31 defensively. Leverkusen has also gone an impressive 8-1-4 SU, 9-4 ATS and 5-6-2 O/U on the road this season. Leverkusen comes into this affair off a resounding 4-1 smackdown win over Werder last weekend. Young team leader Kai Havertz has scored eight nine goals while Kevin Volland has scored a team-high nine goals while adding seven assists. The only player injured for Leverkusen is Volland.
Expert Analysis and Prediction Monchengladbach vs Leverkusen
While M’gladbach is the slight favorite in this affair, the fact of the matter is that both teams in this affair are almost evenly matched. With that said, I’m expecting these two championship hopefuls to easily top the 2¾ goal Over/under total. Both of these teams have found the back of the net with regularity while allowing an identical 31 goals defensively. The last time these two met back on November 2 of last year, M’gladbach recorded a narrow 2-1 win that saw all three goals scored in the first half. I’m expecting an identical three goals to be scored in this affair to top the total as M’gladbach gets another narrow and thrilling victory!
Pick: M’gladbach 2 Leverkusen 1