Monday night will be an interesting match in the Bundesliga as Champions League contenders RB Leipzig face Borussia Monchengladbach. The visitors need the points to consolidate their position in the top four, while the hosts hope to finish the season with a strong result.
The match between Monchengladbach and Leipzig has often been a Champions League match in previous seasons, but this season only one of the two teams is fighting for the top four spots. Leipzig has shown incredible consistency in the second half of the season and is only two points behind Freiburg before this weekend.
By the time this game kicks off on Monday, Leipzig could have dropped to fifth in the standings, depending on Freiburg’s result over the weekend. However, the goal for the final weeks of the season is clear: Leipzig can finish in the top four with a win in their last three games. For Leipzig, their run of three wins ended last weekend with a 2-1 home loss to Union Berlin. They will have to be very strong defensively on Monday.
Monchengladbach will wish the season was over now, as they have had a miserable season. For much of the season they struggled at the bottom of the table, but in the second half of the season they improved to eleventh place. With a win on Monday, they could climb to ninth place, which they have achieved this season.
They have won twice in their last five games, but have gone winless in their last two. Last weekend they at least avoided their 14th defeat of the season as they earned a draw against Freiburg. Lars Stindl rescued a point in the 93rd minute.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig h2h
Leipzig has picked up wins in its last two games against Gladbach. The last win was a 4-1 victory this season. However, Gladbach took maximum points in their last home match against Leipzig when they won 1-0 in October 2020.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig prediction
There is a lot to be said for both teams this weekend, but it may be unwise to bet against Leipzig. Leipzig have lost just once in their last five visiting games at Monchengladbach and probably need a win on Monday to improve their chances of reaching the Champions League this season.
Our Pick: Over 1.5 Gols
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