Summary

  • 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.

Borussia Mönchengladbach will look to continue their perfect start to the new season when they travel to promoted SC Freiburg on Saturday (kick-off: 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

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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.

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Andre Hahn (c.) scored an early contender for goal of the season as Gladbach beat Leverkusen 2-1 on the opening day.

Match stats

  • 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's cosy Schwarzwald-Stadion sits in the foothills of the Black Forest.

Possible line-ups

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