Match date: 12 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: over 2.5
| Match result:
5-0 - Won
Bayer Leverkusen will host Gladbach in 16th round of German Bundesliga. This will for sure be interesting duel between two solid sides, both teams were playing in Champions league but they also have failed to reach knockout stage. Leverkusen is coming here after a draw in last round of Champions league group stage against Barcelona at home and they showed great performances in that duel, maybe they were unlucky not to score more goals and achieve victory which could lead them into Champions league knockout stage. Anyway they ended at 3rd position in group E and they will continue competing in Europa league. In Bundesliga Leverkusen is currently at 8th position with 21 point, they are playing in variable form but now must try to find consistency in their game and if they repeat performances like in last match against Barcelona for sure will achieve positive outcome here. They have failed to win in last four matches, two in CL and two in Bundesliga and now must give their best to get back on the track. Leverkusen ended previous campaign at 4th position at the table and it seems that they have quality to repeat that result. Leverkusen has positive record in duels against Gladbach, in last five matches they celebrated two times, got two draws and suffered one defeat in their last duel in previous season on the road. Defender Tin Jedvaj, defensive midfielder Lars Bender and midfielder Charles Aranguiz will miss this match due to injuries while defender Sebastian Bonesch is suspended and he'll be replaced by Wendell.
Gladbach on the other hand coming here after defeat against Manchester City in final round of Champions league group stage 4:2 on the road, and they ended at last position in group D with 5 points from 6 rounds, so they have failed to reach at least Europa league. In Bundesliga they currently occupy 4th position with only 5 points more than Leverkusen, they are in good form and before their defeat against Manchester City they were undefeated for 13 matches in a row. They managed to defeat Bayern Munich in previous round in league and that was Bayern's their first defeat in this season. Gladbach had very poor start of this campaign, they suffered five consecutive defeats in first five round of Bundesliga but later they improved their form and now will for sure give their best to continue with good results and claim their current position. In 1/16 finals of Cup they managed to overcome Schalke. Despite that they were eliminated from European competitions Gladbach is in good form, they are now fully focused on their domestic league and here will try to repeat result from their last match against Leverkusen when they won at home 3:0. Gladbach is playing great offensive football in this season, they are after Bayern Munich and Dormund third most effective team in Germany with 31 goal scored and won't change their tactics for this match. As for absent players, defenders Martin Stranzl, Alvaro Dominguez and Nico Shulz and attacking midfielders Patrick Hermann and Andre Hahn will stay out of action due to injuries while also attacking midfielder Ibrahima Traore is in doubt due to a minor injury.
Leverkusen seems very unconfident, they are without victory in last four games and now it won't be easy to achieve positive outcome against more than decent opponent, while Gladbach showed great performances in Germany, they have failed to stay in Europe for the next spring and now will for sure try to continue with their great streak of ten matches in Bundesliga without defeat, I expect open and interesting match with plenty of chances and over 2.5 goals to be scored.