Facts and stats ahead of #FCUBMG
Everything worth knowing ahead of the Foals’ Bundesliga game away at Union Berlin on Saturday afternoon (15:30 CET).
- Under the current Coronavirus measures being enforced by the federal and state governments, all professional sporting events must take place behind closed doors.
- This will be the fourth Bundesliga meeting between the sides. Both teams have won once, to go along with one draw.
- Borussia fell to a 2-0 defeat in their only previous visit to Union Berlin. Head coach Marco Rose’s side were top of the table heading into their clash with Union back then.
- The first competitive game between Union and Borussia took place on 6th February 2001 in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal. Union (Regionalliga back then) saw off Borussia (Bundesliga 2) in a penalty shootout (2-2 a.e.t.).
Statistics – provided by UNIBET:
- Gladbach beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 last time out, and are unbeaten in 2021 so far. The Foals have won four of their five Bundesliga games this calendar year (also drew 2-2 vs. Stuttgart).
- Borussia last started a year with a similar unbeaten run nine years ago. In 2012, the Foals were unbeaten in their first six Bundesliga games of the year (picking up 14 of a possible 18 points), before losing 1-0 to Nürnberg in their seventh game. They ended that season in fourth place.
- Borussia have scored a league high 16 goals from set pieces this Bundesliga season. They last netted more in this manner eight years ago, when they scored 17 goals from dead balls across the whole of 2012/13.
- Christoph Kramer is on the cusp of his 200th Bundesliga appearance, having featured in 172 top-flight games for the Foals so far. The 2014 World Cup winner spent 2013-15 on loan at Borussia from Leverkusen, and returned to the Foals in 2016 after spending the previous year with the Werkself.
- Union have lost back-to-back Bundesliga games for the first time this season: 1-0 vs. Leipzig and 2-1 vs. Augsburg.
- Union Berlin are unbeaten in their last eight Bundesliga home games (W4, D4) - an ongoing club record. They’ve picked up points against Bayern (1-1), Dortmund (2-1 win), Wolfsburg (2-2) and Leverkusen (1-0 win) during this run.
- The DFB will confirm the officials on the day of the match, due to the Coronavirus measures in place.
- Fans can follow the match on social media using the hashtag #FCUBMG, or by following Borussia’s English-language account on Facebook and Twitter.