Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday evening’s game against Fortuna Düsseldorf (18:30 CET).
- The 52,000 seater Merkur Spiel-Arena is expected to be sold-out for the game. More than 10,000 Foals will make the trip to support their team.
- Fortuna Düsseldorf and Borussia have met in the Bundesliga on 50 previous occasions. Borussia have the better record in the fixture, picking up 25 wins, nine draws, and 15 losses.
- Düsseldorf have only lost more Bundesliga matches against Bayern Munich than against the Foals (25).
- Borussia have won four out of their last five competitive matches against Fortuna, with the loss coming in last season’s 3-1 defeat.
- The Foals have failed to win in each of their last six Bundesliga matches away at F95 (two draws, four losses), with their last win coming all the way back in March 1990 thanks to a Stefan Effenberg winner in a 1-0 win.
Statistics (provided by UNIBET):
- According to goal statistics, Fortuna Düsseldorf against Borussia is the worst attack against the best defence in the league. Düsseldorf have only managed to score 20 goals so far this season, with the Foals conceding just 23.
- Yann Sommer has the best save percentage out of all of the league’s number ones (78%).
- The Foals are without a win in each of their last five Bundesliga away games (two draws, three losses). That is the longest winless streak away from home that Borussia have had since the start of the 2016/17 season (eight games).
- Mönchengladbach have failed to win any of their last six Bundesliga matches on a Saturday evening (three draws, three losses), despite winning five out of the previous six matches at this time.
- Fortuna Düsseldorf are the only team who are still yet to win a game in Rückrunde. The last time they failed to win any of their first four games in the second half of the season was all the way back in 1991/1992.
- F95’s eleven game wait for a clean sheet is currently the longest in the league.
- Düsseldorf’s new head coach Uwe Rösler remains undefeated after his first three games in charge (one win, two draws).
- FIFA official Daniel Siebert will take control of the game. The 35-year-old teacher has been officiating Bundesliga matches since 2012, and has controlled 100 matches in Germany’s top flight during his career. Borussia’s record under Siebert’s control is as follows: four wins, one draw and one loss. The last time the Foals were officiated by Siebert was in their 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday ten.
- Lasse Koslowski and Jan Seidel will be the assistants on Saturday. Guido Kleve is scheduled to be the fourth official, while Sascha Stegemann and Mike Pickel will be on duty as the video assistant referees.