Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig must dust themselves off after being thrashed 5-0 in the Champions League versus Manchester United. The scoreline greatly flattered the English club as a controversial VAR call changed the game. Now, RB Leipzig need to get their heads right for a visit to Borussia Monchengladbach. If Julian Nagelsmann wants to fight for the Bundesliga title up to the end of the campaign, the Red Bulls must continue to win.
Borussia Monchengladbach are also coming off of a midweek Champions League fixture. The Foals drew 2-2 with reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid. Marco Rose’s team should have won the game but conceded a two-goal lead in the second half allowing Real Madrid to leave Borussia Park with a draw.
Gladbach are five points behind RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga table. They are sixth in the standings and could pull closer with a win or draw at the weekend. Borussia Monchengladbach are unbeaten in four straight games in the league. They have posted a zero-goal difference with eight goals scored and eight conceded.
RB Leipzig are yet to lose in the Bundesliga having posted four wins and a draw. They have allowed a mere three goals in the league. Meanwhile, Nagelsmann’s Red Bulls have scored 12 times. Their last three league games were all wins.
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Since RB Leipzig were promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016, they have never lost to Borussia Monchengladbach. The Red Bulls have posted 5W-3D-0L in the Bundesliga. Five of those eight matches between the clubs finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Six of the eight matches ended with both teams finding the back of the net.
Last season’s game at Borussia Park ended in a 3-1 win for RB Leipzig. Timo Werner scored a hat-trick for the Red Bulls while Breel Embolo tallied a consolation goal for Gladbach. The reverse fixture finished 2-2 with RB Leipzig coming from two goals down at halftime to claim a draw. The draw was part of the reason RB Leipzig fell off the title hunt in 2019-20. Alassane Plea and Jonas Hoffman scored in the first half for the Foals. RB Leipzig’s goals came from Patrik Schick and Christopher Nkunku in the second period.
Borussia Monchengladbach have not been very good at home this season. Their two matches at Borussia Park finished in draws against Union Berlin and Wolfsburg. Both games ended 1-1. RB Leipzig have taken four points from six on the road. After a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig claimed a 2-0 victory versus Augsburg. Both games ended with under 2.5 goals.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig Team News
Nagelsmann’s team are experiencing injury and fitness issues currently. Coming off of a difficult midweek game in Manchester, RB Leipzig’s coach could rotate the side. Defender Lukas Klostermann is ruled out of the game with a knee injury. Defender Konrad Laimer is also ruled out of the game through injury. He too has a knee problem. Forward Nordi Mukiele is a doubt for the game. He missed the midweek game in England with a hamstring strain.
Captain Marcel Sabitzer is expected to return to the team for the game. Sabitzer scored a penalty last week versus Hertha Berlin to send the Red Bulls to a win. He has been fighting for match fitness following an injury layoff to start the campaign. Sabitzer came on in the second half versus Manchester United but the Red Bulls were already down a goal.
Rose is without defender Andreas Poulsen for the match. He could also be without defender Louis Beyer, who is a doubt due to a lack of match fitness. Rose is likely to continue with the combination of Plea and Marcus Thuram in attack. The two have been a deadly combo over the last 18 months. Like Nagelsmann, Rose may need to rotate players with Champions League matches being played in midweek.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig Prediction
All eight matches played between Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig since 2016 saw the latter win either half of the game. RB Leipzig are unbeaten in the teams’ eight all-time matches. Borussia Monchengladbach may be a good team in the Bundesliga and playing well on all fronts, but RB Leipzig have had their number consistently. The Red Bulls should rebound from Wednesday night’s loss.
Six of the eight all time matches between the clubs ended with both teams scoring goals. RB Leipzig have found the back of the net with regularity against Borussia Monchengladbach in the league. Three of the Red Bulls’ five games in the league ended with both sides finding the back of the net. Four straight Gladbach games ended with both teams scoring. Their defence has not been able to prevent goals in all competitions.
Five of the eight all-time meetings between Gladbach and RB Leipzig finished with over 2.5 goals scored. These teams have the ability and talent to score goals. Borussia Monchengladbach’s defence has been a weak point. They have conceded eight goals in five games in the Bundesliga. In midweek, the defence conceded two second-half goals to Real Madrid, undoing the great attacking work which got the team a two-goal lead in the first period.
RB Leipzig’s loss to Manchester United in the Champions League was anomaly. Forget about that result as Nagelsmann’s team will be better in both the league and Champions League going forward. The Red Bulls should rebound on Saturday evening with a hard-fought win away to Borussia Park.
Gladbach have not won at home in the league, claiming to score draws. Their defence has been guilty of allowing goals and RB Leipzig should get on the scoresheet. The game should see goals as both teams find the back of the net. RB Leipzig will overcome their rivals with a win and stay at
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M'Gladbach vs RB Leipzig Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will host Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Saturday?
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig Will kick-off at 17:30 UK time on Saturday 31 October.A