Borussia Monchengladbach will hope to get back to winning ways when they welcome Stuttgart to Borussia Park on Friday night.
Venue: Borussia Park (Mönchengladbach)
Borussia Mönchengladbach have kept two clean sheets in their last ten league games.
They won their last three games played on Friday.
Gladbach’s Marcus Thuram has produced a league-high 47 shots on goal this season (26 on target), scoring a team-leading eight.
Nico Elvedi is set to make his 250th competitive appearance for Gladbach.
All four of Gladbach’s Bundesliga wins under Farke have been on home soil.
Stuttgart registered 31 shots on goal against Augsburg – more than in any of their single Bundesliga matches since March 2007.
VfB have not won away in the Bundesliga since beating Wolfsburg 2-0 on 11 December 2021.
But the visitors are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Gladbach (W3, D2).
Silas has had a direct hand in five of Stuttgart’s 15 league goals this season (three of his own, plus two assists).
Stuttgart have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight league games.
Head to head
Stuttgart are unbeaten in their last five league head-to-heads with Gladbach (W3, D2).
Latest performances in all competitions
Borussia Monchengladbach will look to end a terrible run of form when they welcome Stuttgart to Borussia Park on Friday.
After a strong start to the season, the hosts have endured a terrible run of form and come into this tie with just two wins since late August. Since then, they have played ten competitive games losing five times, including a 2-1 loss to Bundesliga 2 side Darmstadt in the DFB Pokal.
The loss was the first of a run of three consecutive losses that culminated in a 2-1 loss to league leaders Union Berlin last weekend, a result that head coach Daniel Farke called ‘disappointing’ and ‘hard to accept’.
And so, Farke’s men come into this game without a win in three league games (D1, L2). They find themselves in mid-table coming into gameweek 13 and now face a Stuttgart side that they’ve struggled against in recent league meetings (D2, L3).
However, they will have high hopes of ending their woeful run of form at Borussia Park where they have claimed 12 of their 16 Bundesliga points this season. Even though a clear-cut 3-1 loss to Frankfurt in their last home outing soured their home record a little, they will fancy their chances in this game as they look to avoid back-to-back home losses for the first time since January.
Also, a game on a Friday night could be just what they need to avoid that fate, as the Foals have won their last three league games played on this day.
Possible Gladbach starting line-up
Sippel; Joe Scally, Marvin Friedrich, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini; Kouadio Kone, Julian Weigl; Lars Stindl, Christoph Kramer, Alassane Plea; Marcus Thuram.
Injured: Ko Itakura, Florian Neuhaus, Hannes Wolf
Doubtful: Jonas Hofmann, Stefan Lainer, Yann Sommer
Stuttgart will look to make it two league wins in a row for the first time this season when they face Gladbach on Friday.
The visitors come into this tie on the back of a 2-1 win over Augsburg–their second win of the season. In a game that saw them concede early, Michael Wimmer’s men recovered to secure maximum points courtesy of an injury-time goal by Waldemar Anton.
The result hauled them out of the relegation zone ahead of this round of games and made it two Bundesliga wins out of three for interim coach Michael Wimmer. Six points from three games is also one point more than the team collected in the nine games prior, increasing calls for Wimmer to be given a chance on a full-time basis.
However, Wimmer’s only loss so far came in a 5-0 humbling at Dortmund, leaving them as one of five teams still winless on their Bundesliga travels this season (D3, L2), despite managing to score twice in three of those games.
But the positive so far has been that aside from the Dortmund hammering, it has been close margins away from home. But given that they are now without a road win in the division since December last year, they need to find the right formula on their travels soon to avoid another season fighting relegation.
Possible Stuttgart starting line-up
Florian Müller; Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Hiroki Ito; Silas Mvumpa, Naouirou Ahamada, Wataru Endo, Borna Sosa; Chris Führich; Luca Pfeiffer, Sehrou Guirassy.
Injured: Tanguy Coulibaly, Enzo Millot
Doubtful: Josha Vagnoman, Dan-Axel Zagadou
Gladbach 2-1 Stuttgart