bundesliga.com has the latest from both camps ahead of the encounter at the Borussia-Park...
After going 18 games unbeaten in all competitions at the start of 2014/15, Gladbach now need to stop the rot after losing three on the spin in the Bundesliga, leaving them outside the top four for the first time since Matchday 5. Hertha have blown hot and cold all term and sit just two points above the relegation zone.
Midfielder (r.) returns following suspension last week and playmaker Raffael should be fit after suffering a knock against Wolfsburg. Injured trio Martin Stranzl, Thorben Marx and Mahmoud Dahoud are definitely absent.
The visitors must make do without Valentin Stocker (adductor), Fabian Lustenberger, Sebastian Langkamp (both fitness), Alexander Baumjohann (cruciate ligament) and Tolga Cigerci (toe), although (l.) could feature after working his way back to fitness after injury.
It will be an extra special occasion for (r.), who will not only go up against his former club but also his brother . You can read more about their sibling rivalry in an exclusive interview here.
The Old Lady were organised and compact against FC Bayern München last week, posing the Bundesliga leaders considerable problems in breaking them down. Crucial to that was the athleticism and discipline of centre-back (l.), who expertly marshalled the defence.
Lucien Favre (r.), Gladbach coach: "It'll be hard work against a good opponent. They're very dangerous when they press forward and when they regaining possession."
Jos Luhukay, Hertha coach: "We can't get complacent just because Gladbach have lost three in a row. We'll need to be at our best."
Gladbach's 1-0 defeat away to VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 13 was their third successive loss, a run in which they have scored just one and conceded five . Hertha put up more of a fight against Bayern last week than many were expecting and an equally committed display here would cause Gladbach plenty of trouble.
Hertha have the edge overall in this fixture, having taken maximum points from 21 of the 52 top-flight matches contested to date. There have been 14 draws, while Gladbach have come out on top on 17 occasions - including the last time the teams met in March this year, a 3-0 win.
Gladbach: Sommer - Jantschke, Brouwers, Dominguez, Wendt - Hahn, Kramer, Xhaka, Herrmann - Raffael, Kruse
Hertha: Kraft - Pekarik, Hegeler, Brooks, Schulz - Hosogai, Skjelbred - Beerens, Ben-Hatira, Haraguchi - Schieber