NEWS: 17.05.2019

Match facts ahead of #BMGBVB

Match facts ahead of #BMGBVB

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday ‘s (kickoff 15:30 CEST) home game against Borussia Dortmund.

Attendance

  • The match will be played in front of a sell-out (54,022) crowd.
  • After matches against Bremen, Bayern, Schalke and Düsseldorf, Saturday’s game marks the fifth time this season that BORUSSIA-PARK has been sold out.
  • Taking into account the Dortmund game, Gladbach’s total home attendance over the 17 games this season will be 844,360, which is an average of 49,668 per game.

Head-to-head record

  • The two sides meet for the 94th time in the Bundesliga. Dortmund have won 36 times, whilst Gladbach have claimed 29 victories, with the fixture ending in a draw on 28 occasions.
  • Gladbach have lost the previous seven league matches against Dortmund. Against no other club have the The Foals had such a long losing streak.
  • Dortmund have won on their past three visits to BORUSSIA-PARK. Should Dortmund prevail again on Saturday, it will be the first time Gladbach have lost four consecutive home games against the same opponent.

Season stats

  • After the 4-0 victory over Nürnberg, Gladbach moved into 4th place in the table and also secured Europa League qualification for 2019/20.
  • The Foals have not recorded a victory in the last seven home fixtures (three draws, four defeats). The club has only endured a worse record on two previous occasions in the top flight, when the club went 12 games in a row without a victory (joint club record).
  • Each of Gladbach’s previous ten goals have come in the second half. In the Rückrunde, The Foals have only managed three first-half goals, which is a league low.
  • Dortmund sit two points behind Bayern Munich in second place and will hope to claim their sixth league title since the foundation of the Bundesliga.
  • In order to win the title, Dortmund need to secure victory in Gladbach and hope Bayern suffer defeat to Frankfurt. BVB have only won two of their previous seven away games in the Bundesliga (three draws, two defeats).

Referee

  • Manuel Gräfe will take charge of Saturday’s game. The 45 year old has been a Bundesliga referee since 2004, overseeing a total of 256 games.
  • Out of 31 Gladbach games refereed by Gräfe, The Foals have won 13 and lost 11, with 7 ending in a draw.

Social media

  • As usual, you can keep up-to-date with the game on our English-language social-media channels: FacebookandTwitter.
  • You can follow the game on social media using the hashtag#BMBBVB.