All the most important facts and information before Saturday’s (15:30 CEST) home game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Borussia and Frankfurt head to head:History is slightly on Frankfurt’s side after the 86 matches to date – they have won 32 times to Borussia’s 29, while there have been 25 draws. Both of last year’s Bundesliga matches ended goalless, the only team against which this happened for Gladbach. Borussia have lost none of the last five Bundesliga fixtures against Frankfurt (two wins, three draws). Since Frankfurt’s promotion in 2012, Gladbach have kept a clean sheet against them six times in ten league games – more than against any other team. However, Niko Kovac’s team prevailed 7-6 on penalties in last season’s DFB-Pokal semi-final.
Stats:Borussia are enjoying their best Bundesliga start for five years after racking up four points from the opening two games. Gladbach also scored four points from the first two games in the 2012-13 season and ended up finishing eighth in the table. The Fohlenelf are unbeaten in six Bundesliga games (two wins, four draws) – the team’s longest unbeaten run since the first half of the 2015-16 season. For the first time in their history, Frankfurt haven’t hit the back of the net in their opening two games, but bad luck has played its part – they’ve struck the woodwork three times already, which is the most in the league. Eintracht have only allowed their opponents 14 shots so far, which is the lowest in the entire league; however, they’ve gone eight away games without a win (one draw, seven losses). They managed to end a seven-match losing streak on this season’s first matchday with a 0-0 draw against Freiburg.
Officials:The match will be refereed by Dr. Robert Kampka. The 35-year-old doctor from Mainz has been a Bundesliga referee since last year and has overseen eight games so far, including the Fohlenelf’s 2-1 loss to VfL Wolfsburg. Saturday’s linesmen will be Arno Blos and Thomas Gorniak, the fourth official will be Timo Geracht and the video assistant will be Sascha Stegemann.
Weather:It’s forecasted to be mostly cloudy and 17°C in Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon. There will be a light wind with strong gusts from the southwest and there’s an approximately 30% chance of rain.