The game of the week in the Bundesliga takes place this Sunday as fourth-placed RB Leipzig welcome second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach to the Red Bull Arena for what is sure to be a highly entertaining match.
Leipzig go into the game on the back of consecutive defeats, having lost to Wolfsburg in a league fixture and Red Bull Salzburg in the Europa League.
The loss to Salzburg means that qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League is no longer in Leipzig’s own hands. They can win their final game and still be eliminated if Celtic get a win or a draw against a Salzburg side who will likely be resting players having secured first place in the group.
However, what is in Leipzig’s hands is the chance to close the gap between themselves and Monchengladbach. A win for the home side will take them within a point of Dieter Hecking’s side and could be enough to take them into third place, depending on how Eintracht Frankfurt perform against Hertha Berlin.
If you check Leipzig vs Monchengladbach Bundesliga betting odds at 888sport, you’ll see that, despite their run of two losses, the home side are the favourites for the game.
That may be a surprise to some as Monchengladbach have won three straight games, scoring ten goals in those matches whilst conceding only two.
However, Leipzig are very good at home and haven’t lost a league game at the Red Bull Arena all season.
Last time out, they hammered Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 thanks to goals from Yussuf Poulsen (2) and Lukas Klostermann and they’ll be backing themselves, led by forward Timo Werner, to turn around their small run of losses and get back on track.
Monchengladbach will hope that they can continue their excellent form and will look for the excellent Thorgan Hazard to provide the spark they need to secure a vital three points.