Kai Havertz takes his in-form Bayer Leverkusen side the Borussia-Park for a mouth-watering battle with Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (kick-off: 3.30pm CET/2.30pm GMT/9.30am ET).
Both Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen are going to be looking to create on impressive victories last outing once they lock horns within the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon.
Gladbach returned to action with a 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend,
while Leverkusen thumped Werder Bremen 4-1 faraway from home on Monday night.
Another leg of the Bundesliga’s thrilling race for a Champions League spot takes place on Saturday, when Borussia Monchengladbach host Bayer Leverkusen.
Gladbach hold the whip hand , sitting in third and having capitalised on RB Leipzig’s draw with Freiburg to leapfrog Die Roten Bullen via 3-1 convert Eintracht Frankfurt.
Marco Rose’s side are one among the Bundesliga’s most enjoyable teams this season and should be keeping one eye on the action at the highest of the table,
six points behind Bayern Munich with a visit to the Allianz Arena still to return .
Leverkusen are, without question, a side in excellent form, and that they currently sit fifth within the table,
just two points off third-placed Gladbach before what’s a really important fixture on Saturday afternoon.
There is still tons of football to be played before the top of the season,
but the very fact that Bosz’s team are just four points off second-placed Dortmund at this stage is impressive,
and therefore the former Champions League finalists are going to be eyeing their highest finish in Germany’s top flight since claiming second in 2010-11.
M’gladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Gladbach will again be without the services of both Fabian Johnson and Denis Zakaria from injury,
but the team didn’t devour any fresh concerns against Frankfurt last outing .
Patrick Herrmann came off the bench against Frankfurt and is in contention to start out ,
although it might not be a surprise to ascertain Rose send an equivalent starting XI onto the sector .
Indeed, two of the front three – Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram – were on the scoresheet,
while Breel Embolo should keep his spot because the central striker despite Rose having many other options.
As for Leverkusen, Havertz, who continues to be linked with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Barcelona,
scored twice from the centre-forward spot against Werder Bremen and will well feature therein area of the sector once more .
Leon Bailey and Karim Bellarabi are obvious options to return into the away side’s starting XI,
but Moussa Diaby – thought to be attracting the eye of Arsenal – is probably going to stay his position.
Lars Bender and Kevin Volland, meanwhile, remain on the treatment table for Bosz’s team.
M’gladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Line Up
Gladbach possible starting lineup:
Sommer; Rainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini; Neuhaus, Strobl; Plea, Hofmann, Thuram; Embolo
Leverkusen possible starting lineup:
Hradecky; Weiser, Tapsoba, Bender, Sinkgraven; Aranguiz, Demirbay; Diaby, Amiri, Wirtz; Havertz
M’gladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen H2H
There are 249 goals scored within the 75 Bundesliga meetings between these Rhine derby rivals – a mean of quite three per game.
Leverkusen went a Bundesliga record 26 games undefeated against Gladbach between 1994
and 2010, but the Foals have won each of their last three meetings.
Alassane Plea has been Gladbach’s most potent attacking force this season with nine goals and 7 assists.
What time is kick-off?
The game gets underway at 2:30pm BST.
What TV channel is It on?
BT Sport 1 have the coverage for this one and their program begins at 4.45pm BST,
following on from the Cologne vs Mainz match immediately before.