A big top of the table Bundesliga clash is set for Saturday February 1, 2020 as RB Leipzig host Borussia Monchengladbach in a game that could go a long way towards the Bundesliga winner.
RB Leipzig is still holding down the top spot in Germany, but it got a lot closer this past weekend thanks to tough loss by Leipzig and wins from all of the trailing teams. Through 19 fixtures, Leipzig leads Bayern Munich by one point, Borussia Monchengladbach by two points and Borussia Dortmund by four points. It is going to be an exciting final 15 games of the season and Leipzig have a lot of work to do if they want to win their first Bundesliga title.
Borussia Monchengladbach is staying right in the race for the Bundesliga title thanks a comfortable home win over a relegation candidate team. Monchengladbach are just two points back of Leipzig and can leapfrog them with a win in this one. Borussia Monchengladbach have won the Bundesliga title five times in the past, but have not lifted the Bundesliga trophy since the 1976-1977 season – the last of their three straight titles.
Below is my pick for the Bundesliga action between RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach. All odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
RB Leipzig (-190) vs Borussia Monchengladbach (+480) Draw (+350)
RB Leipzig suffered a tough 2-0 loss to a resurgent Eintracht Frankfurt squad last weekend. It was a tight first half, but a goal early, and late, in the second half gave Frankfurt all three points Saturday. The loss was Leipzig’s first loss in all competitions since October 26th. Leipzig are the fourth best home team in Germany this season having won 20 points from a possible 27. The club have not lost in Leipzig, in the Bundesliga, since a 3-1 loss to Schalke back on September 28th.
Borussia Monchengladbach went behind 1-0 early, but were able to steady the ship and comfortable beat relegation candidate Mainz 3-1 in Monchengladbach. Alassane Plea continued his hit fantastic recent form by netting two goals which now brings his total to five goals in his last six games across all competitions. Monchengladbach are a mid-table road team this season have won 13 points from a possible 27 and have not won on the road in their last four Bundesliga fixtures.
Series History: Leipzig has never lost to Monchengladbach having gone 5-2-0 in their seven meetings.
Game Prediction: I expect Leipzig to bounce back at home and maintain their lead in the Bundesliga, so I am backing RB Leipzig -190 in this one.
2020 Results: 9-7