Preview: Gladbach vs Leverkusen
This upcoming tie is especially decisive for both teams, as a top four place is at stake. Marco Rose's side come into this game in third spot, two points behind Borussia Dortmund, and have won their last two matches on the spin following a loss to Dortmund back in March. That remains their only loss in their last five Bundesliga games. The hosts, naturally, will be keen on picking up all three points against visiting Leverkusen, who sit in fifth place and are in impressive form as Peter Bosz's men are unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga fixtures.
For Leverkusen, a win on Saturday would help them earn a spot in the top four. Given that they did qualify for the Champions League last term, it's only natural that they will be seeking to emulate that achievement this time around, but it goes without saying that Gladbach, who finished in fifth place last season, will have other ideas. In the past, Leverkusen have historically enjoyed dominance in this fixture, avoiding defeat in a record-setting 26 Bundesliga meetings against Gladbach. But recently, things have shifted in die Fohlen's favor, with Gladbach having won the last three contests, and that is something that Bosz will certainly have at the back of his mind when he arrives with his squad on Saturday.
Curiously enough. Bosz's biggest win as a Bundesliga coach was against Gladbach, but it was while he was in charge of Dortmund (back in 2017). Will he be able to bring that same kind of magic touch as his team look to pick up their first league win over Gladbach since March 2018?
Team news: Gladbach vs Leverkusen
Gladbach: Veteran Fabian Johnson continues to struggle with muscular issues that have plagued him for much of the season, and so the American international is expected to miss this crunch clash for the hosts. In addition, Denis Zakaria will miss this tie as a result of a knee injury.
Leverkusen: For the visitors, Kevin Volland is a definite absentee due to a foot injury, while Lars Bender could also miss out if he has not fully recovered from his own foot issue.
Match facts: Gladbach vs Leverkusen
- Peter Bosz's biggest ever win as a Bundesliga coach was when he was in charge of Dortmund as they cruised to a 6-1 victory over Gladbach in September 2017
- Leverkusen went a Bundesliga record 26 games sans defeat versus Gladbach between 1994 and 2010...
- ...but the tide has since turned, with die Fohlen winning the last three meetings
- Borussia M.Gladbach are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches
- Leverkusen's young star Kai Havertz is looking for his first goal against Gladbach (he has picked up three assists so far versus die Fohlen)
Where to watch Gladbach vs Leverkusen on May 23, 2020
Kick off at 06:30 PST/09:30 EST/14:30 BST/15:30 CET
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Borussia M'gladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK (Mönchengladbach)
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