Match facts ahead of #BMGRBL

All the important stats and facts ahead of Saturday’s home game (18:30 CET) against RB Leipzig.

Spectators:

  • Saturday evening’s match will take place behind closed doors at BORUSSIA-PARK. The seven-day infection rate in Mönchengladbach, which measures the rate of new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants, is currently at 92.7. In order for spectators to be permitted to attend, the rate cannot be more than 35 – that number has clearly been exceeded in Mönchengladbach for several days now. The decision to not allow spectators to attend was made in conjunction with the local health and regulatory agencies.

Other news: 

  • Until further notice, Borussia will no longer be playing club anthem, “Die Seele brennt” due to an ongoing legal case brought forward by the songwriters. Until this matter is resolved, the song will no longer be played as part of pre-match proceedings at Borussia’s home games.

Head-to-head record:

  • This will be the ninth Bundesliga meeting between the sides, with Leipzig having won five of these games (also D3).
  • Borussia have faced 52 teams in the Bundesliga – Leipzig are the only one they are yet to win against.
  • Gladbach are the only side Leipzig have faced on eight occasions in the Bundesliga without ever losing. RBL have won four of their last five against the Foals.
  • Borussia are yet to pick up a point at home against Leipzig, losing all four games at BORUSSIA-PARK (2-1, 1-0, 2-1 and 3-1).

Statistics – provided by UNIBET:

  • Borussia are unbeaten in their last five Bundesliga home games, spanning multiple seasons (W3, D2).
  • The Foals won their last game against the side at the top of the table. On 25th November 2017, then league-leaders Bayern travelled to Mönchengladbach and lost 2-1 in front of a sold-out crowd.
  • Borussia have scored six of their eight goals this season from set pieces – a league high. They’ve scored 75 per cent of their goals this season from dead balls. Last season, they scored 20 per cent of their goals in this manner.
  • The 2-1 win against Hertha last time out was the first time that Leipzig have fallen behind this season, although they netted the equalizer just three minutes later.
  • Leipzig are still unbeaten this Bundesliga season, having taken 13 of a possible 15 points.
  • RBL are unbeaten in their last nine Bundesliga away games (W6, D3). Their last defeat on the road came on 25th January (2-0 defeat in Frankfurt).
  • Die Roten Bullen have converted all of their last 12 penalties across all competitions, including three in the Bundesliga this season (through three different players: Forsberg, Halstenberg and Sabitzer).

Officials:

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the DFB will confirm the officials on the day of the match.

Social media:

  • Fans can follow the game online by using the hashtag #BMGRBL, or by following Borussia’s English-language social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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