Summary

  • Gladbach unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga since January.
  • Frankfurt recordeded second away win of the season on Matchday 8.
  • Eagles midfielder Fabian has been named #BLMVP twice in a row.

Borussia Mönchengladbach will be counting on their remarkable form at BORUSSIA-PARK to get their Bundesliga campaign back on track against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday night (kick-off 20:30CEST/18:30GMT).

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The Foals may not have kicked off their campaign with five straight defeats, as they did in 2015/16, but they are only two points better off than they were at the same stage last term. Following a frustrating home draw against Hamburger SV – sandwiched between defeats to FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern München – Andre Schubert's side will be desperate to get back to winning ways at BORUSSIA-PARK, where they have won ten of their last 11 Bundesliga home games.

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Frankfurt will not have fond memories of playing Gladbach last season. They were thrashed 5-1 at home – on Matchday 9, funnily enough – before losing 3-0 away in March. However, the Eagles come into this one on the back of an encouraging draw against Bayern and a comfortable win over Hamburg. They will also be able to count on midfield metronome Marco Fabian, who has been voted the Bundesliga's Player of the Week twice in a row.

Marco Fabian has been Eintracht Frankfurt's star performer so far this season.

Match Stats

  • Frankfurt picked up their second away win of the season in Hamburg on Matchday 8. They have already taken more points on the road this season (six) than in the entire second half of last season (four).
  • Niko Kovac made his coaching debut for Frankfurt against Gladbach, back in March, losing 3-0 at BORUSSIA-PARK.
  • Kovac has now been in charge for half a season, picking up 26 points in 17 games. If he can keep that points-to-games ratio going, Frankfurt will be playing in Europe next term.
  • For the first time under Schubert, Gladbach have gone three Bundesliga games without a win.
  • Last season, Frankfurt lost both matches to Gladbach, scoring just one goal and conceding eight – their worst performance against any Bundesliga team.
  • Frankurt beat Gladbach to win the 1980 UEFA Cup. That year, all four semi-finalists came from the Bundesliga.

The venue - BORUSSIA-PARK