- Gladbach four from four in all competitions in 2016/17.
- Promoted Freiburg chasing first Bundesliga win of campaign.
- Foals winger Hahn with two goals in three matches this term.
After swatting aside BSC Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League group stage play-offs and booking their place in the DFB Cup second round, Gladbach scored a notable 2-1 win over fellow top-four contenders Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 1.
Freiburg could not have asked for a much sterner test in their first home Bundesliga match of the season following their promotion-winning exploits of 2015/16, but will be encouraged by their gutsy performance in defeat to Hertha Berlin last time out.
- Freiburg have won their last six competitive matches at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, but have never recorded seven competitive wins on the spin on home soil.
- Gladbach lost ten of their 17 away Bundesliga matches last season. Only Eintracht Frankfurt fared worse (eleven defeats).
- If selected, Freiburg's Aleksandar Ignjovski will make his 100th Bundesliga appearance.
- Gladbach's Andre Hahn has scored six goals in his last five matches dating back to last season.
- The Foals already have more points on the board than they did after five matches in 2015/16 (zero).
- Freiburg's Vincenzo Grifo has chipped in with seven assists in his last ten competitive outings stretching back to March 2016.
The venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion
Freiburg: Schwolow - Höfler, Gulde, Niedermeier - Ignjovski, Haberer, Abrashi, Grifo, Günter - Niederlechner, Petersen
Absentees: Kempf (meniscus), Torrejon (ankle)
Head coach: Christian Streich
Gladbach: Sommer - Elvedi, Christensen, Vestergaard - Herrmann, Dahoud, Kramer, Wendt - Stindl, Raffael, Hahn
Absentees: Dominguez (back)
Head coach: Andre Schubert