Borussia M'gladbach v Bayer Leverkusen betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 23.May
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK (54057 seats)

The Borussia M'gladbach & Bayer Leverkusen managers M. Rose and P. Bosz are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Bundesliga league table.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Borussia M'gladbach form and stats

Borussia M'gladbach have performed here at Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK this season with 9 wins from 13 Bundesliga matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 2 games and lost 2.

It's back home for M'gladbach, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Eintracht Frankfurt away with the result 3-1. Alassane Pléa, Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram found the net in that victory. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Köln in a game that was won 2-1.

This is expected to be a close game, with Borussia M'gladbach perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Borussia M'gladbach as a small favourite), we find three games. Borussia M'gladbach has won one of these, drawn one and lost one.

There will be little rest for M'gladbach after this match as they are travelling to Werder Bremen for a Bundesliga game in only three days.

The Borussia M'gladbach manager M. Rose has got the team scoring with 30 from 13 home games in the league. M'gladbach have conceded 16 in these home matches.

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Bayer Leverkusen form and stats

8-1-4 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Bayer Leverkusen in their Bundesliga matches away.

It's the second away game in a row for Bayer Leverkusen, but there's smiles all around after the 4-1 victory versus Werder Bremen (placed 17th) in the Bundesliga last time out. Preceding that game was the away Europa League victory against Rangers with the score of 3-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Leverkusen playing away and similar expectations, we found five relevant matches. Results were three Bayer Leverkusen wins, zero draws and two defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Wolfsburg in just three days.

The travelling fans enjoy Leverkusen's attacking play in away games, having scored 24 goals in 13 league matches away. As opposed to that, Leverkusen have seen the ball go into their own net 18 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia M'gladbach 1-2, played this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: six wins for M'gladbach, zero draws and four wins for Bayer Leverkusen. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

Borussia M'gladbachA. Pléa
A. Pléa
9 goals
Bayer LeverkusenK. Volland
K. Volland
9 goals
Bayer LeverkusenK. Havertz
K. Havertz
8 goals

Borussia M'gladbach missing players

Bayer Leverkusen missing players

Borussia M'gladbach Bayer Leverkusen
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 3 Played P 4 13 26
16 9 1 Won W 2 8 15
4 2 0 Drew D 1 1 5
6 2 2 Lost L 1 4 6
52 30 4 Scored S 5 24 49
31 16 6 Conceded C 6 18 31
92% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
85% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 92% 88%
69% 77% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 69% 62%
42% 46% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 38% 35%
19% 23% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 23% 19%
69% 85% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 54% 54%
19% 15% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 23% 31%
19% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 23% 19%
 
5.1 5.5 4.7 Corners for (avg) C F 2.5 4.3 6
4.8 4.8 4.3 Corners against (avg) C A 7 4.7 3.6
2.4 2.6 3.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 1.9 1.7
2 1 0 Red cards R C 1 5 6
 
365 198 30 Total Shots T S 49 178 409
151 85 9 Shots on Target S O 21 77 155
34% 35% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 24% 31% 32%
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • Bayer Leverkusen have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Bayer Leverkusen haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Borussia M'gladbach has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10)
  • Borussia M'gladbach have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 26 18 4 4 75 26 13 9 2 2 38 11 13 9 2 2 37 15 49 58
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 16 6 4 72 33 13 10 3 0 45 10 13 6 3 4 27 23 39 54
3 Borussia M'gladbach 26 16 4 6 52 31 13 9 2 2 30 16 13 7 2 4 22 15 21 52
4 RB Leipzig 26 14 9 3 63 27 13 7 5 1 33 14 13 7 4 2 30 13 36 51
5 Bayer Leverkusen 26 15 5 6 49 31 13 7 4 2 25 13 13 8 1 4 24 18 18 50
6 Wolfsburg 26 10 9 7 36 31 13 4 6 3 16 13 13 6 3 4 20 18 5 39
7 Freiburg 26 10 7 9 35 36 12 6 2 4 16 14 14 4 5 5 19 22 -1 37
8 Schalke 04 26 9 10 7 33 40 13 5 6 2 18 18 13 4 4 5 15 22 -7 37
9 Hoffenheim 26 10 5 11 35 46 14 5 1 8 19 34 12 5 4 3 16 12 -11 35
10 Köln 26 10 3 13 41 47 13 6 2 5 22 18 13 4 1 8 19 29 -6 33
11 Hertha BSC 26 8 7 11 35 48 13 3 3 7 14 28 13 5 4 4 21 20 -13 31
12 Union Berlin 26 9 3 14 32 43 13 6 1 6 18 18 13 3 2 8 14 25 -11 30
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 25 8 4 13 39 44 13 6 3 4 28 19 12 2 1 9 11 25 -5 28
14 Augsburg 26 7 6 13 37 54 13 5 3 5 25 23 13 2 3 8 12 31 -17 27
15 Mainz 05 26 8 3 15 36 55 13 4 2 7 15 21 13 4 1 8 21 34 -19 27
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 5 8 13 27 50 13 3 4 6 13 23 13 2 4 7 14 27 -23 23
17 Werder Bremen 25 4 6 15 28 59 12 1 2 9 9 30 13 3 4 6 19 29 -31 18
18 Paderborn 26 4 5 17 30 54 13 2 1 10 17 31 13 2 4 7 13 23 -24 17

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