Everything you need to know ahead of Gladbach’s home game against Leverkusen on Saturday (15:30 CEST).
- The match in BORUSSIA-PARK will take place behind closed doors. Due to the coronavirus, only 300 people are allowed in the stadium, with no fans allowed to congregate near the ground.
- In order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further, Borussia are asking fans to avoid gathering in groups to watch the televised match.
- This will be the 76th meeting between the two sides. The away side have enjoyed more wins (27 to Borussia’s 22), while 26 games have ended all square.
- Gladbach have won six of their last eight Bundesliga matches against Bayer 04 (L2). The Foals had previously failed to beat the Werkself between 1994 and 2010.
- Borussia have won each of their last three Bundesliga games against Leverkusen – they have only beaten them four times on the trot between 1980 and 1981.
- Bayer defeated the Foals in Mönchengladbach in the DFB-Pokal in both 2017/18 and 2018/19 (1-0, 5-0). They have won three of their last four competitive games at BORUSSIA-PARK.
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- Borussia have won three of their last four Bundesliga games, and have the chance to win three consecutive matches for the first time since between matchday 9 and 11.
- The Foals’ 3-1 win at Frankfurt saw them move into third place in the table – their highest position since the end of January. 52 points from 26 games represents Gladbach’s third-best Bundesliga campaign – they were only better off in 1969/70 (63) and 1983/84 (53) – converted to three points per win.
- Gladbach and Augsburg are the only two sides waiting for a league clean sheet in 2020.
- Ramy Bensebaini has had a hand in six goals in his 12 Bundesliga matches (5 goals, 1 assist), which is already more goal involvements than he managed in 101 Ligue 1 appearances for Montpellier and Stade Rennes (4; 3 goals, 1 assist).
- 22 points from their first nine games represents Leverkusen’s best ever start to a Rückrunde. They had only ever scored 26 goals in the first nine Rückrunde matches once before: in 1999/2000.
- Leverkusen have won eight of their 13 Bundesliga away games this term (D1, L4), taking 25 points on the road (same as Leipzig) – only Bayern have picked up more (29).
- 10 of Kai Havertz’s 13 goal involvements this season have been in the Rückrunde. He has had a hand in at least one goal in each of his last five matches (4 goals, 3 assist).
- Peter Bosz currently has the second best points per game average of any Leverkusen coach in the Bundesliga (1.95) – only Sascha Lewandowski can better his tally (1.98; in charge between 2012 and 2013).