All the interesting facts and figures ahead of Sunday afternoon’s home game against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
- Tickets for the Rhein derby have been sold out for weeks. With 54,022 fans expected at BORUSSIA-PARK, this is the second completely sold-out home game of the season after Schalke in September.
Borussia vs Fortuna head to head record
- On Sunday, Borussia and Fortuna will meet for the 47th time in the Bundesliga. Out of all current Bundesliga clubs, Borussia only have a better record against Hannover (57% win rate) than against Fortuna (50%).
- A mere 26 kilometres (as the crow flies) separate Mönchengladbach’s BORUSSIA-PARK and Fortuna’s home ground – the shortest distance between any two given stadiums in this season’s Bundesliga.
- In Dieter Hecking (393 Bundesliga games) and Friedhelm Funkel (468), the two most experienced coaches in the league go head-to-head.
- Borussia were the only Bundesliga team to win their first four home games of the season. Including last season, Hecking’s men have won the last seven home fixtures. The last time the club enjoyed a run this long was between February and September 2016 (10 games)
- The Foals have scored at least one goal in each of their last 15 Bundesliga games – the longest current run in Germany’s top flight. A goalless draw in Mainz on April 1st 2018 was the last time they failed to find the net.
- Only once before have Fortuna had fewer points on the board after nine games than now (5) – in the 1986/87 season, at the end of which they were relegated.
- Düsseldorf have only won one of their last 21 Bundesliga games (including their previous season in the division) – a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim on Matchday 3. They are also the only Bundesliga side without a point from their last 5 games.
- Borussia’s neighbours are without a win in their last 18 Bundesliga away games, picking up four points along the way – their last top flight away victory came in September 2012 (2-0 against Greuther Fürth).
- Fortuna have conceded 21 goals so far this season – the second most behind last-place Stuttgart. Their 16 goals conceded in the second halves of games is a league high.