Borussia M’gladbach – Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia M’gladbach faces Bayer Leverkusen at the Borussia-Park in a match from the 16th round of the Bundesliga. Let’s see what we can tell you about it in our preview.
Borussia M’gladbach can certainly do better in the remaining rounds. The club is currently 8th in the standings with 22 points, but only five points behind the 4th Eintracht Frankfurt. It means that M’gladbach could eventually reach the Top 4, but only if they improve their consistency – this would be crucial.
The head coach Daniel Farke has enough potential on his disposal, but the consistency should be better. One of the team’s leaders is arguably the French striker Marcus Thuram who represented his country at the World Cup. So far Thuram has scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga – a pretty solid achievement. At the same time Christoph Kramer and Jonas Hoffman remain key figures in the midfield – they are crucial for Borussia at the moment.
Bayer Leverkusen find themselves at 12th place in the Bundesliga standings. Die Werkself have won 18 points since the start of the campaign. They have a record of five wins, three draws and seven defeats. The truth is that’s not good enough for a club with Leverkusen’s ambition.
Leverkusen finished on a high note before the World Cup, though – they won three consecutive games. This showed us that Xabi Alonso started finding the right approach to the team. Now we should see if they can continue like this.
The World Cup winner with Argentina Exequiel Palacios returns after a historic campaign in Qatar while Moussa Diaby remains a crucial player in the attack – the Frenchman has scored six goals since the start of the season. Leverkusen surely have the potential, but they need to step up – just like they started doing before the break.
That’s our preview for the Bundesliga clash between Borussia M’gladbach and Bayer Leverkusen. Good luck with this one!