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Borussia M’Gladbach vs RB Leipzig Tips & Predictions

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
19 September 2023, 06:19

The start of the 2023/24 season has meant very different things for Borussia M’Gladbach and RB Leipzig. While RB Leipzig won the German Super Cup against Bayern Munich and started the league campaign with three wins in four matches, Borussia M'Gladbach currently sit in 14th place with two points after failing to register a single league win.

On Saturday, September 23, the two teams are set to face each other at Borussia Park. While the home side needs the three points more, we give our preference to Marco Rose's team, as you will see in our Borussia M'Gladbach vs RB Leipzig tips.

RB Leipzig win

We have already mentioned that Borussia M’Gladbach hasn’t won a single game in the 2023/24 Bundesliga thus far, recording two draws and two losses. George Seoane, after taking charge of the club this summer, is under pressure to deliver results. However, we still believe that RB Leipzig will come out victorious on Saturday.

First of all, Borussia simply do not look like a proper team at the moment, especially defensively as they have conceded 12 goals in four Bundesliga matches. And second, the Red Bulls have the superior squad with the likes of Dani Olmo, Xavi Simons and Lois Openda all in top form at the start of the season. It will likely be an entertaining game with chances on both ends, but the winner seems obvious – and Bet365’s 1.55 odds on a RB Leipzig win suggests the same.

Over 9 corners

Borussia M’s atrocious defending at the start of the campaign has meant that Seoane’s men allowed a high number of shots. This, in turn, may result in a large number of corner kicks depending on how the goalkeeper performs or how quick the defenders are to block those shots.

Speaking strictly about Borussia, there have been at least 10 corner kicks in all of their Bundesliga matches to date. The game against RB Leipzig should be no different as Rose’s team also likes to push high and create as many scoring opportunities as possible – that’s where their 13 scored goals come from, which is the second-best result in the league. 

With 1.83 odds on over 9 corners from Bet365, this part of the Borussia M’Gladbach vs RB Leipzig tips may seem too good to be true.

Both teams to score and RB Leipzig win

To all of their defensive fragility, we have to admit that Borussia M’Gladbach are at the very least decent in attack. They have so far scored eight goals, including one in the home loss to Bayern Munich. The 3-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen was the only match in which the Foals failed to score.

RB Leipzig kept two clean sheets in their previous matches but we should take into account that Union Berlin is a defensive team that parks the bus and barely attacks, and that Augsburg registered 2.14 xG (expected goals) and it was only through a miracle that the Red Bulls did not concede. 

So, we believe that Borussia M’Gladbach will be able to score at least once on Saturday, but their defence will again let the team down and they will end up losing. Bet365 gives 2.62 odds on both teams scoring and RB Leipzig winning the match.

Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Borussia M’Gladbach vs RB Leipzig tips are a mere suggestion, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement first and foremost.