RB Leipzig will travel to Borussia-Park this Monday to take on Borussia Monchengladbach in the 32md round of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season.
Venue: Borussia-Park (Monchengladbach)
Borussia Monchengladbach have lost just one of their last six games (three wins and two draws).
Only Greuther Fürth (23) have lost more Bundesliga points from winning positions than Gladbach’s 16 this season.
Gladbach’s Breel Embolo has four goals in the last five games, having scored just three times over the first 26 matchdays.
Yann Sommer leads the division for saves (124), but Gladbach have the third-leakiest defence with 58 goals conceded.
RB Leipzig have won their last eight away games in all competitions.
Christopher Nkunku has a combined 30 Bundesliga goals and assists this term. Only Robert Lewandowski has been involved in more goals (35).
Domenico Tedesco began his Leipzig tenure with a 4-1 win against Gladbach. Only champions Bayern Munich have earned more points (41) than Leipzig (36) since then.
Head to head
Borussia Monchengladbach have won just one of 11 Bundesliga meetings with Leipzig – their worst record against any top-flight opponent.
Latest performances in all competitions
RB Leipzig: W-L-W-W-W
Borussia Mönchengladbach will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome RB Leipzig to Borussia Park on Monday night.
The hosts were held to a 3-3 draw with Freiburg last weekend and come into this tie sitting in the eleventh spot. They are no more than playing for a position in the Bundesliga, with their 38 points on the board so far their worst total at this stage since 2010/11 (29).
However, the Foals are still in the hunt for a top-half finish, but they’ll need to snap a two-game winless run and somehow overcome an RB Leipzig side they’ve only ever beaten once in 11 all-time meetings (D3, L7).
However, their coach Adi Hütter may be the perfect man to end that trend, as he was unbeaten in his four prior managerial H2Hs with Leipzig before taking over as Gladbach boss (W2, D2).
Possible Borussia Monchengladbach starting line-up
Yannick Sommer; Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Jordan Beyer; Stefan Lainer, Florian Neuhaus, Kouadio Kone, Luca Netz, Breel Embolo, Alassane Plea; Jonnas Hofmann.
Injured: Laszlo Benes, Marcus Thuram
RB Leipzig will look to return to winning ways in the league when they travel across the Rhine River to Borussia Park.
The host’s chances of finishing in the top four took a big hit last weekend when they were beaten 2-1 by Union Berlin, leaving them just two points ahead of fifth-placed Freiburg and three points ahead of Union Berlin in sixth.
They bounced back from that disappointing loss in midweek in Europe as they beat Glasgow Rangers 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League.
And so, they will come into this tie hoping to make it two wins in two games as they attempt to seal a place in the UCL next year ahead of other teams.
Given that they have lost just one of their last 19 games in all competitions, they will fancy their chances of winning this game. Their record against Gladbach will also be a source of encouragement for them ahead of this tie.
Possible RB Leipzig starting line-up
Peter Gulacsi; Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol; Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Emil Forsberg, Angelino; Christopher Nkunku, Andre Silva.
Injured: Amadou Haidara
Gladbach 1-3 RB Leipzig