With German football making its return behind closed doors last weekend, Borussia Mönchengladbach will hope to extend on their Champions League charge when they host fellow high-flyers Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday afternoon.
Marking their return with what was a stunning 3-1 romp away at Eintracht Frankfurt last week, the Foals have won three of their last four top-flight outings and open the weekend holding a two-point buffer over Saturday’s guests.
On the flip side, while Mönchengladbach may have marked their return with three points, Bayer Leverkusen certainly picked up from where they left off in March with a scintillating 4-1 win away at Werder Bremen on Monday night.
Also with their sights set on securing a Champions League return this season, the Reds have remarkably won 10 of their last 11 matchups across all competitions and are enjoying what has been an extended purple patch.
However, it should be noted that Leverkusen do hold a worrying record against their European rivals. Hit with back-to-back defeats against Gladbach, you might be interested to know that a similar outcome for the hosts can be found at 13/10 with Ladbrokes.
Marking their return from the enforced break with what was a glittering display away at European outfit Eintracht Frankfurt last week, Borussia Mönchengladbach find the mood in their camp at a continued high.
Looking to secure their first Champions League finish since the 2015/2016 season, Marco Rose’s side have collected nine points out of a possible 12 and aside from a 2-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund, Gladbach are unbeaten in their other seven Bundesliga outings.
With leading marksman Alassane Plea making a return to scoring ways last weekend, there is no doubt that Rose will be most impressed by his side’s clinical edge in the final third.
Along with putting another trio of goals past Augsburg in what was a dramatic 3-2 victory on their travels back in February, Gladbach have also continued on a stunning purple patch on home soil.
Remarkably, Saturday’s hosts have bagged at least a pair of goals in eight of their last 10 Bundesliga matchups at Borussia-Park and you might be interested to know that Gladbach can be found at 5/6 with 888sport to score over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Who can stop Kai Havertz?
Putting in arguably what was the performance of the weekend following the Bundesliga return, few would have expected what has been a monumental second-half of the season for Bayer Leverkusen.
Picking up a thumping 4-1 win away at relegation scrappers Werder Bremen on Monday night, the Reds have their sights set on securing their own top-four return and have one man to thank for their stellar rise.
Stealing the show earlier in the week and grabbing yet another brace on his travels, the much sort-after Kai Havertz has continued to gain a long list of admirers from across Europe.
Linked with a potential Premier League switch to Liverpool this summer, the 20-year-old sensation has now managed to find the net in his last three appearances on the bounce, recording four strikes on his latest purple patch.
Also recording back-to-back strikes on the road, you might be interested to know that the Leverkusen MVP can be found at 6/4 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally this weekend.