Stats and facts ahead of Stuttgart away
Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga game away to VfB Stuttgart (18:30 CET).
- Under the current coronavirus measures being enforced by the state and federal governments, all professional sporting events must take place behind closed doors. As such, no spectators will be permitted to attend the game between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
- This will be the 97th Bundesliga game between Stuttgart and Gladbach. The head-to-head record is in Stuttgart’s favour with 39 wins to Gladbach’s 29. This match-up has ended in a draw on 28 occasions. On average, the fixture produces 2.93 goals per game.
- VfB Stuttgart have managed to win 25 of their 48 home games against Borussia. The Foals have beaten Stuttgart away from home 13 times and drawn there ten times.
- Just two and a half weeks after Saturday’s encounter, the two sides have another date in the Mercedes-Benz Arena. On Wednesday 3 Feb, they’ll be fighting for a place in the quarterfinal of the DFB-Pokal.
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- Borussia have won the opening two Bundesliga games of the calendar year, which has seen them move closer to the European spots in the table (currently one point behind 6th).
- Last Matchday, the Foals beat league-leaders Bayern München 3-2 at home. This was the first time in four years that Borussia were able to overturn a two-goal deficit to win (last time 3-2 vs. Leverkusen).
- Jonas Hofmann has had a direct hand in all four of Borussia’s goals in the last two games. In Bielefeld, he set up Breel Embolo’s winner and against Bayern he scored the first two and once again set up the winner. With four goals to his name this season, he is just one away from equalling his season record.
- Marco Rose is set to oversee his 50th game as a Bundesliga head coach. He has the best win percentage of all previous Borussia head coaches: The 44-year-old has won more than half of his Bundesliga games (53%).
- Last Sunday, VfB ended a three game winless run (two defeats and a draw) with a 4-1 victory in Augsburg. This win saw the Swabians climb back into the top 10.
- Stuttgart have recorded all five of their wins this season on the road, picking up 17 out of 21 possible points away from home. They are top of the Bundesliga away table. At home in their Mercedes-Benz Arena, VfB are still winless from seven games this season (four draws, three defeats) and have kept zero clean sheets on home ground.
- In Silas Wamangituka and Lars Stindl, the two highest scoring midfielders in the Bundesliga this season go head-to-head. Both players already have eight goals to their name.
- Borussia Mönchengladbach are the only team this season yet to concede a goal from a substitute player. VfB Stuttgart, on the other hand, have conceded the most substitute goals in the league (7, joint with Bayern).
- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the DFB will only announce the officials for #VfBBMG the day of the game.
- Fans can follow the game online using the hashtag #VfBBMG, or by following our English-language social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.