Four wins in four matches place Bayern Munich on a perfect start to the season, and as they prepare to host Borussia Monchengladbach, extending this perfect run will be the target. Heading into this league game, Bayern Munich are top of the Bundesliga on nine points, two ahead of third placed Monchengladbach. The hosts are coming from a 7-0 away win over Bochum in their last game. This was their second straight clean sheet, signalling an improvement in defence. In attack, they haven’t seemed to miss Robert Lewandowski, scoring 20 times in just four games. Sadio Mane has been a key component in this run and they will be outright favorites here. Bayern Munich have led at half time in each of their opening four games, the first having been the Super Cup win over Leipzig. The champions are unbeaten in their last eight league matches at home. The only defeat they’ve suffered at home in 14 league games was inflicted by Monchengladbach and Bayern will be keen to avoid a repeat.
Monchengladbach carry a three-game unbeaten run against Bayern Munich all these being in competitive action. If friendly matches would be considered, it makes four unbeaten matches against the Bundesliga champions. How that will affect this game remains to be seen, but Monchengladbach have also had a good start to the season. Four matches in, and they are unbeaten, winning three and drawing one. They are coming from a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin, the first time this season that they failed to register more than a goal. They have scored 15 goals in the four matches so far but they will definitely know this is not a game where they score plenty of goals. They however managed a 5-0 win over Bayern in the German Cup in October 2021. With a seven-game unbeaten run in league matches, Monchengladbach will provide a stern test for Bayern Munich. They’ve scored in each of their 14 matches since the 6-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in February and this will be one very exciting game.
Monchengladbach have had a good run against Bayern Munich in their recent meetings and will be targeting three points here. In their last visit here, they beat Bayern 2-1. The champions are on a fine start to the season, scoring a lot and they’ve kept two straight clean sheets going into this game. Bayern have established consistency with first half leads, and in a game as tight as this is expected to be, we will back them to lead at half time.