With 37 wins over their northern rivals, VfB Stuttgart have very much become one of Borussia Mönchengladbach's most feared opponents...
With 37 wins over their northern rivals, VfB Stuttgart have very much become one of Borussia Mönchengladbach's most feared opponents...
Bundesliga

Gladbach out to bury Stuttgart ghosts in Rückrunde opener

Stuttgart - Fourth-place Borussia Mönchengladbach travel to fourth-from-bottom VfB Stuttgart on the opening Saturday of the 2014/15 Rückrunde (kick-off 14:30 GMT / 15:30 CET).

The two oldest coaches in the division are set to pit their tactical wits against each other at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, while Saturday's game also represents a contest between two of the league's most traditional clubs. Indeed, both Stuttgart and Gladbach have a longstanding tradition of attacking football to honour, regardless of league position, and face off with every intention of beginning the second half of the campaign with a bang...

Huub Stevens

(Stuttgart head coach): "The yardstick is the first game and I already know my team."

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Possible line-ups:

VfB Stuttgart: Ulreich - Schwaab, Baumgartl, Niedermeier, Hlousek - Romeu, Gentner - Klein, Maxim, Harnik - Ibisevic

Borussia Mönchengladbach: Sommer - Korb, Stranzl, Jantschke, Dominguez - Kramer, G. Xhaka - Herrmann, Hazard - Raffael - M. Kruse

Check out the top ten goals to kick off the second half of a season, courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: