RB Leipzig is hosting Borussia M’gladbach at Red Bull Arena in round 15 of the German Bundesliga. Leipzig is struggling in Bundesliga, they have lost 3 games in a row, but they have beaten Manchester City in the Champions League. Borussia was playing well, but they are now on a 2-game losing streak in Bundesliga, and their latest loss was a disaster.
Leipzig has gotten a new head coach this week, and I think brighter days are ahead for this team. In Bundesliga, Leipzig is now in 11th place with 18 points, 25 scored goals, and 18 conceded goals which aren’t that bad. In that game against Manchester City earlier this week, Leipzig has had 44% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passe. Luckily for Leipzig, City didn’t need anything from this game. Leipzig has scored 1 goal in each half, and that was enough for a 2-1 win. The biggest problem for Leipzig right now is all the injuries they have, and that has significantly reduced their depth. Nkunku has been the best player for Leipzig so far this season with 6 goals and 4 assists. That win against City wasn’t enough for Leipzig to advance to the next stage, but it was enough for the Europa League where Leipzig will be more competitive.
Borussia was on a solid run for a while in Bundesliga, but they are now on a 2-game losing streak, and they have conceded 10 goals in their last 10 games. Their last Bundesliga game in particular was a disaster. Borussia was hosting Freiburg last weekend, they have had 65% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. It started horribly for Borussia, and they were losing 0-3 in the 12th minute. Borussia M’gladbach has conceded 3 more goals before halftime, and they ended up losing this game 0-6. At the moment, Borussia is in 13th place with 18 points, they have been barely scoring goals, and their defense is not so good. Hofmann has scored 7 goals and added 3 assists for Borussia M’gladbach so far. Borussia is struggling massively this season, they are inconsistent, they are in a massive slump, ad they just can’t get out of it.
When playing at home, Leipzig has not lost to Borussia in their last 5 home games, and I think it will stay that way. I don’t think Borussia can bounce back that fast from their disaster last week, and I think they will lose this game. I think Borussia might get on the scoreboard, but I’m taking Leipzig on the money line.