By News Team
12th June 2020
The Bundesliga is back this weekend for another round of fixtures and we’ve previewed the key clashes to watch out for.
Goals, goals, goals at the Allianz?
Bayern Munich host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in a fixture that looks set to have plenty of goals.
Bayern, the 7/20 favourites, continued their impressive return to competitive football last week after comfortably defeating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 to keep them seven points clear at the top. The Bundesliga giants have won all five of their games since returning to action and they will be looking to make it six in a row against Monchengladbach this time around.
Last time out, Monchengladbach fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Freiburg and they will be looking to bounce back against Bayern this weekend. Monchengladbach currently sit in fourth place in the Bundesliga and are only three points off RB Leipzig in third. A win at the Allianz Arena will give Marco Rose’s men the belief they can push on and cement Champions League football.
This fixture is seen as one of the most entertaining in the Bundesliga, with both sides averaging over two goals each in the last 10 fixtures. Over 3.5 goals on Saturday is priced at 10/11.
These two sides have met 34 times in their history, with both sides joint on 17 wins each. Monchengladbach defeated Bayern 2-1 earlier this season so the reigning Bundesliga champions will be looking to inflict revenge. Monchengladbach are priced at 7/1 to spring an upset.
Schalke to pick up long-awaited win?
After a 4-2 defeat to Bayern last weekend, Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to return to form against a struggling Schalke side on Sunday.
Since the return of the Bundesliga, Leverkusen have won three and lost two of their last five fixtures and have been quietly going about their business. They currently sit joint on points with fourth-placed Monchengladbach and are only three points off Leipzig in third place.
Leverkusen, 8/15 to win, look set to lose a couple of their best players this summer and one of those appears to be Kai Havertz. Havertz’s blistering form has inspired Leverkusen to where they are in the table, but they will be without their talisman this weekend as he has been ruled out through injury.
In contrast to Leverkusen, Schalke have had a torrid return to competitive football with the German giants losing four of their five games. Schalke currently sit in 10th place in the Bundesliga and they need a win to ease the fears that they may drop into the bottom half of the table.
Schalke’s main problem lies at the top of the pitch with their attackers only managing to put the ball in the back of the net twice in 466 minutes of football. They will be hoping to eradicate this and put a couple past their opponents this weekend. They are 5/1 for the win and 9/2 to score in both halves.