Bayer Leverkusen will host Borussia Monchengladbach at the BayArena on Saturday in the Bundesliga in what is the most important fixture of the season so far as the usual top four contestants battle it out.
Both teams are coming off draws in their opening games, with Monchengladbach being the happier of the two as they drew 1-1 at home with Bayern Munich thanks to an early goal by Alassane Plea before Robert Lewandowski equalized for the Bavarians. Leverkusen had to come from behind against Union Berlin to earn themselves a point, in what a pretty lacklustre game.
The previous meetings between the two teams saw Leverkusen win both games last season. The first was a goal feast as Leverkusen triumphed 4-3 against Gladbach with the game’s most memorable moment being the Valentino Lazaro scorpion kick in the dying moments of the game for Gladbach. The return game was a tamer affair as Leverkusen won 1-0 at Borussia Park thanks to a Patrick Schick goal.
In recent years the games between these two teams have always been close, so it will be close once again especially with the added pressure of fans in the BayArena, and we expect a draw.