- Gladbach without a win in last six matches.
- Hoffenheim have drawn their last two.
- Fixture has seen 23 goals in last five meetings.
The Foals are without a win in their last six Bundesliga outings, having seen their hopes of an improvement dashed in the Matchday 11’s Rheinderby. They surrendered the lead that Lars Stindl’s first-half strike had given them, slipping to a 2-1 defeat that saw them drop to 13th in the table. In their favour is a decent record against Saturday’s visitors, with just one defeat in their last eight meetings.
Hoffenheim’s reputation as this season’s draw specialists has helped preserve an unbeaten record, but has seen them frustrated by points dropped. A lead over Hamburger SV on Matchday 11 could not be held, the 2-2 result was their sixth stalemate of the season and their second in consecutive weeks. But matching surprise leaders RB Leipzig by remaining unbeaten after 11 matches this term is a fine effort for a side that spent much of last season threatened by relegation.
- Over the last six league matches, Gladbach have drawn two and lost four. Hoffenheim have drawn two, and won four.
- Gladbach are unbeaten in their last five matches against Hoffenheim.
- Games between these two sides have been high-scoring affairs in recent years. 23 goals have been scored in their last five meetings.
- Hoffenheim notched their biggest Bundesliga comeback win against Gladbach. On 19 September 2009, Hoffenheim came back from two goals down to win 4-2.
- Gladbach have hosted Hoffenheim eight times in the Bundesliga. In every game, they’ve taken a 1-0 lead.
- Foals players Fabian Johnson, Tobias Strobl, and Jannik Vestergaard all played for Hoffenheim earlier in their careers; Jonas Hofmann spent time in the Hoffenheim academy system.
- Eugen Polanski of Hoffenheim made his Bundesliga debut in 2005 for Gladbach.