Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig will meet on Friday at Borussia Park in the first match of the third round in the Bundesliga.
Date: 30th August 2019
Time: 20:45 CET
Venue: Borussia Park
On Friday night, RB Leipzig get the opportunity to move to the top of the Bundesliga table as they visit Borussia Monchengladbach, who have a poor recent home record on home soil in the German top-flight.
Borussia M’gladbach came from a deficit to beat Mainz 05 3-1 a weekend ago and are unbeaten in three competitive matches under new coach Marco Rose this season.
Breel Embolo is pushing for a review to the beginning lineup after coming off the bench to score one goal and set up another against Mainz and could replace individual signing marking Marcus Thuram in the attack.
Monchengladbach delighted in a mixed campaign in the Bundesliga last season. Be that as it may, the Foals will be content with taking four points from their opening two league games this time around.
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) August 30, 2019
They opened the season with a goalless draw against Schalke before recording a 3-1 win at Mainz in their last Bundesliga excursion. The success against Mainz was just Gladbach’s second win in their last seven games in the German top-flight.
While Monchengladbach have been conflicting in the Bundesliga, one aspect of their game that has remained steady is their home form, as it has remained consistently terrible in recent months.
Indeed, the Foals have not won in the Bundesliga on home soil since February, which incorporates nine matches. One of those nine winless matches was a 2-1 defeat by Friday night’s guests. Gladbach have attempted to keep teams out on home soil in the German top-flight, yielding at least twice in three of their last four home games.
An effective performance earned RB Leipzig a 2-1 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last Sunday and they could go top of the table for at least a day with triumph here.
Starman Timo Werner, who celebrated his new contract with his second goal in as many games against Frankfurt, came off with a knock yet ought to be fine, so it could be an unchanged lineup.
The team from Leipzig have developed as a genuine risk to the Bundesliga elite of Bayern Munich and Dortmund this season. The Red Bulls have set up themselves as a regular in the German top-six since their promotion.
Bulls 🐂 against Foals 🐎
There's only one winner 🎖️
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) August 30, 2019
The appointment of the highly-rated youthful head coach Julian Nagelsmann may simply push Leipzig to the next level. They have surely begun the campaign in fine fettle, hammering Union Berlin 4-0 preceding a 2-1 triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt last break.
The guests have surely made themselves difficult to beat in recent months in the Bundesliga, having lost only once in 18 league games. A record of eight triumphs from their last 11 league games is certifiably not a horrible one either.
Leipzig have become famous for their attacking play in ongoing seasons and that looks improbable to change under the talented Nagelsmann. Truth be told, the guests have now scored at least twice in eight of their last ten league excursions.
The Red Bulls have a strong ongoing away record in the German top-flight, winning eight times in their last ten outings on their movements. Indeed, the guests’ attacking prowess has been clear in their recent away matches, as they have scored at least twice in seven of their ten games.
*Odds are subject to change