Munich - This time last year Borussia Mönchengladbach were flying high in third place on 51 points having wowed onlookers all season with their energetic attacking play.

Their success also robbed them of two key players - Marco Reus (who left for Borussia Dortmund) and centre-back Dante (FC Bayern Munich), meaning this term was always likely to be a struggle. After some initial teething problems, the new recruits have settled in and the Foals are proving a tough nut to crack once more, with a return to European competition still very much on the cards.

  • Gladbach defenders have scored more league goals (nine) than their counterparts in any other team this season.

  • Stuttgart (120 km) are the only side to cover more ground per game on average than Gladbach (119.3 km).

  • The Foals are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak at home (four wins, three draws).

  • No other side has scored as many goals from corners as Gladbach's six.

  • Düsseldorf are the only team in the league to have fired off fewer shots (241) than Gladbach (262).

  • Lucien Favre's men are the Bundesliga's most generous side in allowing opponents to shoot (399 times).

  • They are equally as charitable in letting opponents whip in crosses, with a league-high 444.

  • Gladbach may cover lots of ground, but they do so slowly. Their average of 148 sprints per game is the lowest in the top-flight.

's strike to secure a 1-0 victory over Hannover 96 on Matchday 26 was the Dutchman's third goal in the last six games, taking his tally to five for the season.

  • Matchday 27: SC Freiburg (A)
  • Matchday 28: Greuther Fürth (H)
  • Matchday 29: VfB Stuttgart (A)
  • Matchday 30: FC Augsburg (H)
  • Matchday 31: VfL Wolfsburg (A)
  • Matchday 32: FC Schalke 04 (H)
  • Matchday 33: 1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
  • Matchday 34: FC Bayern Munich (H)