Bundesliga – B Mönchengladbach face Borussia Dortmund
Bundesliga action on Friday as Gladbach and Dortmund meet at the Borussia Park – 8:30pm GMT.
Visitors Dortmund, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (sixth), when they face ninth placed Gladbach.
It’s 19 points so far for B Mönchengladbach this season, going into this game
With Gladbach having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Daniel Farke’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.
Also, Gladbach have now lost three of their last four games, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Daniel Farke. Now they have 5 matches won, 5 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 19 points having won five matches, drawn four games, and lost five matches.
When Gladbach host Dortmund, they will do so on the back of five wins and two losses on their own ground.
Winning this fixture will see B Mönchengladbach on 22 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Gladbach will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (24). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Marcus Thuram (9), Ramy Bensebaini (5), and Jonas Hofmann (4). Gladbach have shown a poor defensive solidity so far, having conceded 22 goals in their previous matches.
Daniel Farke will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Gladbach players.
With the Bundesliga season well into its stride, Borussia Dortmund have managed to gain 25 points
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Edin Terzic will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Wolfsburg 2-0 and Bochum 3-0
Also, Dortmund keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 14 matches is astonishing this season. With a sixth position in the league and 8 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, they currently have 25 points in the League having won eight fixtures, drawn one game, and lost five meetings.
Dortmund’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Gladbach. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three games and lost four meetings.
A win in this fixture, would take Borussia Dortmund’s points from 25 to 28, so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring average of 23 goals (22 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Youssoufa Moukoko (6), Julian Brandt (3), and Jude Bellingham (3). Dortmund have conceded 17 goals.
Going into Friday’s game, Edin Terzic without seven of his players, due to illness or injury.
B Mönchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Dortmund with a greater number of wins. In the last 59 meetings, they have enjoyed 33 victories, to Gladbach’s 16 victories. Additionally, Dortmund are unbeaten in their last three fixtures played at the Borussia Park against Gladbach. The last time both teams met in this competition B Mönchengladbach secured a 6-0 home win.
Players to watch
For Gladbach, Marcus Thuram has nettednine goals in 14 League fixtures so far, while Youssoufa Moukoko, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 14 League games this Bundesliga Season for Dortmund.
Other players of note for Gladbach are Ramy Bensebaini and Jonas Hofmann with five goals and four goals respectively and for Dortmund are Julian Brandt and Jude Bellingham with three goals and three goals respectively.