Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals/BTTS – 21 August 2021

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GermanyBayer Leverkusen vs Borussia MonchengladbachGermany
21 August 1730hrs
Football – Germany – Bundesliga
Pick Over 2.5 goals/BTTS
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 18 August


Bayer Leverkusen and ‘Gladbach began their seasons with draws last week so will be hoping to find that first three points when they meet on Saturday evening.


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Bayer Leverkusen Preview – Can Leverkusen get first Bundesliga win for new coach?

Leverkusen are one of a number of Bundesliga clubs (including their opponents) who are playing under a new head coach this season. The Peter Bosz era is over with limited success to be replaced by Gerardo Seoane who joins after dominating the Swiss Super League with Young Boys. Having won his first competitive game in the German Cup comfortably, Seoane got his first Bundesliga experience last weekend with a difficult looking trip to Union Berlin.

A Moussa Diaby goal earned Leverkusen a point which is a solid start against a team who finished one place and just a couple of points below them last season. Seoane will know that top six is the minimum this Leverkusen team should expect with a top four place and Champions League qualification the more realistic aim.



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The attacking options available to the new head coach are plentiful with Patrik Schick leading the line after finishing with five goals at Euro 2020. Both he and Diaby will have to contribute even more from last season following the sale of Leon Bailey to Aston Villa.

Leverkusen’s home form last season was decent without being remarkable. They won eight games which was the lowest in the top six and conceded 22 goals which was the most in the top eight. The latter is clearly an area where they can find improvement.

Borussia Monchengladbach Preview – Will ‘Gladbach continue strong record for visiting team in this fixture?

With Marco Rose now at Borussia Dortmund, his replacement, Adi Hutter, has the task of vastly improvement ‘Gladbach’s fortunes compared to last season. The club fell from qualifying for the Champions League to eighth place. Their form fell off a cliff when Rose announced he was departing halfway through the campaign so there is some reason to think they can compete for the top four once again.

That reasoning was strengthened last weekend when they got off to a strong start following a 1-1 draw at home to champions Bayern Munich. They traditionally do well against that rival but it will give Hutter and his players confidence.


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The impressive Alassane Plea got the first league goal of the season for ‘Gladbach and having hit double figures in his first two seasons at the club he will be particularly keen to achieve a similar sort of strike rate after an underwhelming campaign last time out. Fellow Frenchman March Thuram came off the bench last week and his future is still uncertain.

Only Union Berlin out the top 10 won fewer games on the road than ‘Gladbach last season whilst bottom of the table Schalke were the only team to concede more than them on their travels. You sense the wily Hutter can bring about improvement in both of those.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Advice

These two teams will have hopes of a top four finish so even at this early stage it’s a game which will be important. The fact the two new head coaches are also chasing their first win in the Bundesliga with their respective clubs places further emphasis on the result.

The visiting team have won five of the last six games these teams have contested which goes to show how closely matched Leverkusen and ‘Gladbach have been in the last few years.


Key Facts – Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Tip

  • Gerard Seoane will be looking for his first home game in charge of Leverkusen to bring three points
  • ‘Gladbach started their Bundesliga campaign with a 1-1 draw against champions Bayern Munich
  • Five of the last six meetings between the two have seen the visiting team win


Both teams have dynamic attackers and are less reliable at the back. Take over 2.5 goals and both teams to find the net.


Best Betting Odds for Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Bayer Leverkusen: 13/1o at Betfred
Draw: 13/5 at Betfred
Borussia Monchengladbach: 19/10 at Betfred