Both teams are struggling to get a win lately, so this clash could be a turning point of the season for each when they meet at Borussia-Park on Saturday. Take a look at our Monchengladbach vs Hoffenheim Preview for this Bundesliga encounter.
Monchengladbach Recent Form & Team News
Though Borussia Monchengladbach showed great character in avoiding defeat last time out, eclipsing a two-goal deficit in the final minutes, four draws from their last five games leaves them with a worse points return than at this stage of six of their last seven campaigns. However, Gladbach are dogged and recovered from losing positions to draw in their last three league games.
Die Fohlen are yet to be beaten here at Borussia-Park in the Bundesliga (W2, D4) with games often taking a while to ignite: four of six games produced a goalless first-half, three of which went on to end 1-1. Consequently, 71.43% of the Bundesliga goals scored here have come beyond HT for an average of 1.67, in comparison to just 0.67 before HT.
Player to watch: Lars Stindl’s first career hat-trick since 2016/17 earned Gladbach a draw last time out. He has five goals and eight assists in 17 H2Hs with Hoffenheim.
Hot stat: Eleven of the last 12 H2Hs here at Borussia-Park saw both teams score whilst eight also saw over 2.5 total goals (72.73%).
Marco Rose cannot count on Ramy Bensebaini (illness), Jonas Hofmann (thigh), Alassane Plea (knee), and Rocco Reitz (groin).
Hoffenheim Recent Form & Team News
Hoffenheim’s imperious Europa League form (W5, D1) is taking its toll in the league, as they’ve won just a quarter of their Bundesliga games and have recorded fewer points than in six of their last seven campaigns. Worryingly, when last recording an identical start (W3, D3, L6), Hoffenheim ended up in the relegation/promotion play-off (2012/13).
The visitors are yet to record a goalless Bundesliga first-half away from home (HT: W2, D1, L3) for a first-half average of 1.83 total goals per-game, in comparison to 1.5 beyond HT. While conceding first in four league games, Hoffenheim managed to scrape a draw in two and though they are outsiders here, two of their three league wins came under such a tag this season.
Player to watch: Hoffenheim’s top Bundesliga scorer Andrej Kramarić (seven goals) has scored two and assisted as many in six meetings with Gladbach.
Sebastian Hoeness will be without Ermin Bicakcic (knee), Jacob Bruun Larsen (illness), and Benjamin Hubner (ankle). Pavel Kaderabek (calf) and Konstantinos Stafylidis (shoulder) are also out.
Monchegladbach vs Hoffenheim Confirmed Lineups
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