Summary

  • Bayern will secure 25th Bundesliga title with win over Gladbach.
  • No team has ever won four successive titles.
  • Gladbach have won their last two against Bayern.

History could be made when Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München take on old foes Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

bundesliga.com looks ahead to a game that could see the Bavarian behemoth crowned Bundesliga champions for an unprecedented fourth season in a row.

Wheat beer at the ready

With a seven-point cushion on second-placed Borussia Dortmund and only three rounds of fixtures remaining, the formula for Bayern is simple: beat Gladbach and a 25th Bundesliga title will be theirs with two games to spare. Pep Guardiola's men still have games against FC Ingolstadt 04 and relegated Hannover 96 to get the job done, should they slip up this weekend, but there is no doubt that a Matchday 32 title wrap would do wonders for morale ahead of Tuesday's decisive UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Club Atletico de Madrid.

Gladbach's top-four agenda

After such a taxing first-leg defeat in the Spanish capital, it is fair to say Gladbach are one of the last teams Bayern would have wanted to face as they bid to write another piece of Bundesliga history. The Foals are unbeaten in their last three against their great southern rivals, and desperately need the points to fulfil their own Champions League-shaped objective. A third successive Bundesliga victory over Bayern could take them up to fourth.

Pep's Kryptonite?

Gladbach's win in the reverse fixture was a masterclass in how to override Bayern's ball-hogging machine. Andre Schubert started the contest with a three-man defence, before switching his formation at the break in a move that flummoxed even the renowned strategic mind of Guardiola. An electric 14-minute spell produced no less than three goals and was the very least Borussia deserved as Bayern suffered their first defeat of 2015/16. Will Don Pep have learned his lesson ahead of his 100th Bundesliga outing as a head coach? Stay with bundesliga.com throughout the weekend to find out.