Gladbach aim for improvement at home to Hoffenheim

Borussia Mönchengladbach will be keen to end a poor run of form when they host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday 25 November (kick-off 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT).

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The Foals are without a win in their last six Bundesliga outings, having seen their hopes of an improvement dashed in the Matchday 11’s Rheinderby. They surrendered the lead that Lars Stindl’s first-half strike had given them, slipping to a 2-1 defeat that saw them drop to 13th in the table. In their favour is a decent record against Saturday’s visitors, with just one defeat in their last eight meetings.

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Hoffenheim’s reputation as this season’s draw specialists has helped preserve an unbeaten record, but has seen them frustrated by points dropped. A lead over Hamburger SV on Matchday 11 could not be held, the 2-2 result was their sixth stalemate of the season and their second in consecutive weeks. But matching surprise leaders RB Leipzig by remaining unbeaten after 11 matches this term is a fine effort for a side that spent much of last season threatened by relegation.

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