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Not only do both Gladbach and Hoffenheim have proud unblemished records to defend, their form to date means they can both seriously think about finishing in the top four this season. Three points gained over a potential UEFA Champions League rival would be valuable at any stage of the season.
will be missing for Gladbach, who may also be suffering collective fatigue given their recent exertions. This is their fifth game in 15 days and coach Lucien Favre will therefore consider a few tweaks here and there.
There are two slight niggles which will prevent Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol from deciding on his starting XI until the 11th hour. (calf) and (thigh) are the two who have to prove their fitness to their boss.
With the Germany squad to be nominated next week, has hit form once again. Few players have caused the FC Bayern München defence as many problems as he did last weekend, with only the brilliance of Manuel Neuer denying the former FC Augsburg forward.
may not have scored since Matchday 2 in the Bundesliga, but it was a one-man show from the Brazilian in the DFB Cup in midweek with two goals and as many assists. A league goal is long overdue for the technically gifted forward, who recently received his maiden call-up to the Selecao.
Lucien Favre (Gladbach coach, pictured): Who cares about my birthday, only the match against Hoffenheim matters.
Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim coach): We're in great shape, but it would be wrong to want to put us on a the same pedestal as Gladbach.
Both sides are yet to taste defeat this term, but Gladbach's record is particularly impressive when you consider their UEFA Europa League and DFB Cup travails. All said, Favre's men have not now lost in 16 matches - a 17th would equal a club record from 1970, a year in which they also became champions.
Hoffenheim are hardly one of Gladbach's favourite opponents with just two wins from their 12 meetings to date. Those were both at the Borussia-Park in 2011 and 2012 while the two teams drew 2-2 in this fixture last season.
Gladbach: Sommer - Korb, Stranzl, Jantschke, Wendt - Kramer, Nordtveit, Hahn, Herrmann - Raffael - Kruse
Hoffenheim: Baumann - Rudy, Süle, Strobl, Beck - Polanski, Schwegler - Volland, Firmino, Elyounoussi - Modeste