RB Leipzig vs Gladbach by Gustav
RB Leipzig is having very good entrance to Bundesliga and to the new season, as the team remains undefeated in first three rounds and with two victories and a draw, they are at third position, just two points behind Bayern and Hertha. They had a 2:2 draw in the first round away to Hoffenheim, but them surprised and impressed in a narrow 1:0 home victory over Dortmund two weeks ago.
In the last match played back on Saturday evening, players of Leipzig surely had their best game so far winning away to HSV Hamburger with impressive 4:0 result. They didn't have more of the ball possession, but looked really solid in the defense and had great efficient in attack, scoring four goals within last twenty five minutes of the game. Forsberg opened them up in 66th minute from a penalty kick, while the things got easier from that moment on. Werner scored twice, in 72nd and 77th minute, while Selke sealed the victory in second minute of additional time.
Goalkeeper Fabio Coltorti is doubtful with a back injury, but he anyway didn't perform so far in the season. Defender Lukas Klostermann (1/0) is sidelined with knee injury.
It was good to see Gladbach getting back to winning ways last weekend when the team won over Werder Bremen 4:1 on Saturday evening, after two straight defeats. Losses came in Champions League opening game against Manchester City which was expected, but also in a 3:1 loss to Freiburg just few days before.
They made a really strong start against Bremen and managed to score four goals inside the first halftime, via Hazard in 11th and 17th minute and Raffael in 21st and 41st minute. From that moment on, hosts lowered the tempo down since they were already satisfied with the result and didn't need to press, while the visitors only reduced the deficit towards the end of the game. With two victories and a defeat, Gladbach is now at sixth position, just a point away from third placed Leipzig and a victory here is a target for them, without any doubt.
Visiting side won't be able to count at midfielder Patrick Herrmann (1/0), while doubtful are midfielder Marvin Schulz and defender Mamadou Doucoure, both without performing so far for the team.
Leipzig has started the new season in style and they should enter tonight's game in determined mood and with attacking style. Gladbach have won both matches at home, but will now needs to react and show that the team can play on the road as well, not being able to afford to defend and stay behind the ball. Open game is what I expect from this match and will take the over bet gladly.