After suffering a heavy defeat last week, Borussia Mönchengladbach will be out to restore a measure of pride in the final Bundesliga match of the year at home to SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).

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History

Top facts

  • Andre Schubert tasted defeat for the first time as Gladbach coach in his 11th game in charge. The 5-0 thumping on Matchday 16 in Leverkusen was also their biggest loss this season.
  • Darmstadt also slipped to their heaviest defeat last week – a 4-0 thrashing at home to Hertha Berlin.
  • The Foals have taken maximum points in five of their last six home games (one draw).
  • Three of Darmstadt’s four wins this season have come away from home.
  • Gladbach are averaging a goal every seven shots this term – only Dortmund have a more efficient quota.
  • Darmstadt have only scored eight goals from open play; Gladbach have 24.

Click here for highlights of Gladbach's defeat to Leverkusen on Matchday 16

Possible line-ups

Gladbach: Sommer – Korb, Christensen, Nordtveit – Elvedi, Dahoud, Xhaka, Wendt – Stindl, Traore, Raffael

Absentees: Jantschke (knee), Schulz (ligament), Dominguez (back), Herrmann (ligament), Hahn (broken leg)

Darmstadt: Mathenia – Garics, Sulu, Caldirola, Holland – Heller, Gondorf, Jungwirth, Kempe – Rosenthal, Wagner

Absentees: None

Gladbach knocked out of DFB Cup