Two Bundesliga teams with fading European hopes face off on Saturday afternoon as Borussia Monchengladbach hosts Bayer Leverkusen at the Borussia-Park. Will one of the sides be able to keep them alive?Since Marco Rose announced he was departing in the summer for Borussia Dortmund, it has been four defeats in four games for Die Fohlen. Growing discomfort from the fans has come after defeats against RB Leipzig and his future employers this past week. Many supporters now want Rose to depart immediately, with results and performances well below par following confirmation of his move away. Gladbach currently sit in 9th place, nine points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in 4th. With their DFB-Pokal hopes now over, and Champions League qualification looking extremely difficult, their season has turned from promising to disastrous. As for Leverkusen, the turmoil is not as bad, but their form is. Multiple defeats since the turn of the year has seen them drop from Bundesliga title contenders to five points off the Champions League qualifying places. One other issue Peter Bosz has had to contend with has been multiple injuries, with even more suffered in the defeat to Freiburg on Sunday. The reverse fixture earlier this campaign is one of the contenders for game of the season, but dont expect Saturdays affair to come close to that.
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