Borussia Monchengladbach vs Leipzig: Preview, Team News, Likely Lineups, And Prediction
Gladbach’s last match was a 2-0 loss away at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt against Eintracht Frankfurt as Kevin Prince Boateng, and Luka Jovic scored one goal each in either half for the home side.
Borussia Monchengladbach will host RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga this weekend at the Borussia Park in Monchengladbach. Gladbach’s last match was a 2-0 loss away at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt against Eintracht Frankfurt as Kevin Prince Boateng, and Luka Jovic scored one goal each in either half for the home side.
Leipzig were held to a 1-1 draw against Hamburg at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig as Bruma scored in the first half of the match for the home side. Filip Kostic pulled a goal back for Hamburg to earn a point for the away side.
Just one point separates Leipzig and Gladbach in the Bundesliga table. Gladbach are 7th in the table with 31 points while Leipzig are two places above this weekend’s opposition and have accumulated 32 points from the 20 matches so far this season. They are two points behind second-place Leverkusen.
Head to Head
The two teams have faced off against one another three times before in the Bundesliga before this clash during this weekend. Borussia Monchengladbach have never beaten RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga. There have been two draws between these sides, and RB Leipzig has won one match.
The last league meeting between the two sides was in September earlier in the season. The match ended as a 2-2 draw. Timo Werner and Jean Kevin Augustin scored one each Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena while Thorgan Hazard and Lars Stindl scored one each for the away side to share the points.
Midfielder Tobias Strobl has a Cruciate Ligament rupture and is sidelined until April. A Metatarsal fracture means Laszlo Benes will miss this match. Ibrahima Traore has a muscle fiber problem, and the winger is a doubt for this game.
Julio Villalba has torn muscle bundle and will miss this match. Goalkeeper Yann Sommer has a hamstring injury and is a doubt for this match. Striker Raffael has Cals Sclerosis and will not feature in this game.
Oscar Wendt has suffered a laceration, so will not be available for selection for this match. Centre-back Mamadou Doucoure has a torn muscle bundle and will not feature in this match.
Raul Bobadilla is also on the injured list for this weekend. Ba-Muaka Simakala is suspended as he has picked up too many yellow cards in the season.
Nabi Keita will not be available as the midfielder is facing a ban after he picked up his fifth yellow card.
Ralph Hasenhüttl will have to deal with a couple of injuries as Emil Forsberg and Marcel Halstenberg are the players who will be sidelined. Stefan Ilsanker is also suspended for this match as he picked up yellow cards in his previous games.
Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Lineup (Predicted XI)
Goalkeeper: Sippel (GK)
Defenders: Jantschke (LB) Vestergaard (LCB) Ginter (RCB) Elvedi (RB)
Midfielders: Hazard (LM) Zakaria (LCM) Cuisance (RCM) Hermann (RM)
Attackers: Hofmann (LS) Stindl (RS)
Goalkeeper: Gulacsi (GK)
Defenders: Laimer (LB) Upamecano (LCB) Orban (RCB) Bernardo (RB)
Midfielders: Demme (LM) Kampl (LCM) Sabitzer (RCM) Bruma (RM)
Attackers: Augustin (LS) Werner (RS)
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Prediction
The match is bound to be exciting with the teams in pursuit of a top-four place and separated by just one point in the league table. This match is going to be a tight affair, and there will be goals in this game and predicting the outcome is a tough task for anybody.
With the teams chasing Champions League places, neither would like to slip up against their direct rivals.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Leipzig Prediction: 2-1.