Mönchengladbach - FC Augsburg are out to secure European football for the first time in their history on Saturday, away to a Borussia Mönchengladbach side bidding farewell to World Cup winning midfielder Christoph Kramer and striker Max Kruse (kick-off 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT).

bundesliga.com has the lowdown on the encounter at Borussia-Park...

Gladbach have already secured their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage next season, but still have an outside chance of pipping VfL Wolfsburg to the runners-up spot if they win here. Meanwhile, a draw would be enough for Augsburg to qualify for the Europa League.

The hosts are missing a trio of defenders in Tony Jantschke (suspended), Alvaro Dominguez (r., back) and Martin Stranzl (knee), but otherwise coach Lucien Favre has everyone else available to him.

The visitors must make do without a number of regular first-team squad members. Captain Paul Verhaegh and striker Raul Bobadilla (l.) are suspended, while Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (ankle), Shawn Parker (fitness), Dong-Won Ji, Jan Moravek, Nikola Djurdjic and Caiuby (all with muscular problems) are sidelined through injury.

Midfielder will play his last game for the Foals prior to moving back to his parent club Bayer 04 Leverkusen next season. The World Cup winner is a popular figure among the home faithful and will be determined to repay their support with victory.

Winger has been directly involved in more of Augsburg's goals (eight goals, four assists) than any of his team-mates apart from Raul Bobadilla (ten goals, two assists). But with the South American suspended for this one, goalscoring duties will fall to Werner as Augsburg look to rubberstamp their ticket to Europe in 2015/16.

Lucien Favre, head coach: "We've had a fantastic second half of the season, during which the team has taken another step forward. We've become better in possession and have defended very well. That's been the key to our success. We want to play well and win, as it's always good to finish a season with a victory."

Markus Weinzierl, head coach: "We're in a great position to qualify for Europe. Gladbach are the best side in the Bundesliga at the moment. They dominate possession so we'll have to muster all our strength one last time. We want to end the season on a high, regardless of whether we finish in fifth, sixth or seventh place."

Boasting a 13-game unbeaten streak, the Foals have the best record in the Bundesliga in 2015, winning 12, drawing three and losing just one of their games this calendar year. Their guests have been more inconsistent, taking seven points from their last five matches, last week losing to a Hannover side that had not won since Matchday 16.

These two have only faced each other seven times in the top flight. Augsburg hold the upper hand historically, having drawn three and won three of the meetings, including a 2-1 triumph back on Matchday 17. Gladbach's only victory to date was in April 2013.

Possible line-ups:

Gladbach: Sommer - Korb, Brouwers, Nordtveit, Wendt - Herrmann, Kramer, Xhaka, Johnson - Raffael, Kruse

Augsburg: Hitz - Feulner, Hong, Klavan, Baba - Kohr, Baier - Esswein, Altintop, Werner - Mölders

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