Schubert's Gladbach to test Bayern's mettle

Unbeaten in nine games under Andre Schubert, Borussia Mönchengladbach will be bidding to become the first team to beat FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga this season when they meet at the BORUSSIA-PARK on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).



Top facts

    Pep Guardiola has won 82 per cent of his Bundesliga matches, while Andre Schubert's record is an impressive 78 per cent.Since Schubert took charge, his side have picked up six points more (23) than any other Bundesliga side apart from Bayern, who have amassed an additional two (25).In that same period, Gladbach have scored 26 goals and conceded ten, with only Bayern (27) scoring more.Gladbach moved into the top four for the first time this season last weekend, their 23 points from 14 games matching their post-Matchday 14 tally of 2014/15.Along with FC Schalke 04, Gladbach were the only side not to lose to Bayern last season, even picking up four points against the record champions without conceding a single goal.Schubert is the first Gladbach coach to go his first nine games in charge without losing.Guardiola has won 99 games as coach of Bayern, in 130 matches. A win on Matchday 15 would take him into an exclusive group of centurions, including only Udo Lattek, Pal Csernai, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jupp Heynckes.If Bayern are to win their last three games of 2015, they would complete the best ever first half of a Bundesliga season.Thomas Müller is currently on 13 goals for the season. He has never scored more in a single campaign.

Possible line-ups:

Gladbach: Sommer – Korb, Christensen, Nordtveit, Wendt – Dahoud, Xhaka (c) - Stindl, Raffael, Johnson – Drmic

Absentees: Dominguez (back), Stranzl (fitness), Herrmann (knee), Schulz (knee), Traore (thigh), Hahn (broken leg)

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm (c), Boateng, Benatia, Rafinha - Alonso, Martinez - Müller, Vidal, Coman - Lewandowski

Absentees: Alaba (ankle), Bernat (muscle), Costa (thigh), Götze (fitness), Robben (calf), Thiago (knee)

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