Borussia Dortmund will travel to Borussia Park to fave Borussia Monchengladbach this Friday for another exciting Borussenderby between two teams battling to stay afloat in the Bundesliga.
Venue: Borussia Park (Monchengladbach)
Borussia Monchengladbach have won just one of their last six league games (D1, L4).
They have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight league games.
The hosts have won three of their last four home games (L1).
Borussia Dortmund have lost four of their last five away league games (W1).
They have six clean sheets in 14 league games this season.
Head to head
Borussia Dortmund have a good record against Monchengladbach as they have won 28 of the last 44 games between both sides. The hosts have 12 wins in that period, while four matches ended in a draw.
Latest performances in all competitions
Borussia Monchengladbach: L-W-L-L-L
Borussia Dortmund: L-W-D-W-D
Borussia Monchengladbach’s miserable form in the 2022/23 Bundesliga season continued with another poor showing at the weekend when they were beaten 2-1 by relegation-threatened Bochum.
In a poor first-half showing at Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Daniel Farke’s side were two goals down by the 12th minute when Christopher Antwi-Adjei and Philipp Hofmann scored for Bochum. But an improved second-half showing gave them one goal through Alassane Plea, but it was not enough to give them a point.
Farke described his team as “lazy” and requiring “a different mindset” ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s visit. He will hope that his side can put on a better performance in this game as they attempt to keep themselves in the top half of the table as they go into the World Cup break.
The hosts currently sit in ninth place but could end the weekend outside of the top ten if they don’t win here as they are just two points ahead of 12th-placed FC Koln.
Gladbach will fancy their chances in this game though as they have been strong recently at Borussia Park where they have won three of their last four outings (L1). Four of their five total home wins this league season witnessed them strike first, something that could be crucial if they’re to win a third-successive home Bundesliga H2H against BVB for the first time since 1970/71.
Possible Gladbach starting line-up
Jan Olschowsky; Joseph Scally, Marvin Friedrich, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini; Julian Weigl, Kouadio Kone; Jonas Hofmann, Christoph Kramer, Alassane Plea; Marcus Thuram.
Injured: Tony Jantschke, Yann Sommer, Hannes Wolf, Ko Itakura, Florian Neuhaus
It was another terrible outing for Edin Terzic’s inconsistent Borussia Dortmund when they visited Volkswagen Arena last time out.
The visitors were defeated 2-0 by Wolfsburg in Round 14 of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season courtesy of a sixth-minute goal by Mickey van de Ven and a 91st-minute strike by Lukas Nmecha.
The result ended a run of six games without defeat for Dortmund (W4, D2) and condemned them to their joint-worst points total after 14 games since 2017/18.
They currently sit six points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, and so must continue to win to keep pace in the title race. But it looks unlikely that they will win here given their record in this stadium and form away from home, Dortmund have lost four of their last five league away games (W1), destroying any good form they’ve built up at home where they have taken 64% of their total league points this season.
In fact, the last time Dortmund had more than their current four away losses after seven games was in 2014/15, a season that saw them finish in their lowest position in the last decade (7th), so Terzić will be extremely keen for a BVB bounce back here.
Possible Dortmund starting line-up
Gregor Kobel; Niklas Suele, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro; Jude Bellingham, Salih Oezcan; Karim Adeyemi, Julian Brandt, Donyell Malen; Youssoufa Moukoko.
Injured: Marius Wolf, Tom Rothe, Thomas Meunier, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, Mahmoud Dahoud, Sebastien Haller
Doubtful: Marco Reus
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Dortmund