Match facts ahead of #BMGFCH

Everything you need to know before the Foals host 1. FC Heidenheim on Saturday (15:30 CEST).

Head-to-head record

  • Borussia and 1. FC Heidenheim meet in the Bundesliga for the first time ever on Saturday. They are the 53rd opponents that the Foals have faced in their top-tier history so far.
  • The only game between these two clubs before now took place in the DFB-Pokal. In October 2011, Marc-André ter Stegen was the hero as Borussia prevailed 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes against the then third-tier side.

Statistics

  • Borussia won their first home point of the season at the fourth attempt in the 2-2 draw against 1. FSV Mainz last time out. Heidenheim have gained one point from their four away games so far (drawing 2-2 in Dortmund).
  • Comeback kings: The Foals have picked up points after going behind three times this season (three draws), more often than any other team.
  • Franck Honorat set up Nico Elvedi’s equaliser in the 3-1 defeat at Köln from a corner kick. It was the third time the Frenchman has assisted from a corner already this season, more than any other player.
  • Heidenheim’s total of six goals from set pieces is the joint most in the Bundesliga along with Bayern and Darmstadt. Borussia have themselves scored five times from dead ball situations.

Officials

  • Robert Hartmann will be the referee. His assistants will be Christian Leicher and Dr. Martin Thomsen, while Nicolas Winter has been selected as the fourth official. Sascha Stegemann and Frederick Assmuth will be on VAR duty.

Weather

  • The temperature in Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon is expected to be 14 degrees. It is set to be slightly cloudy and remain largely dry.

Social media

  • The game hashtag is: #BMGFCH. We will keep you up to date with everything happening in the game on social media.

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