Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg are both in desperate need of some Christmas cheer as they face off at BORUSSIA-PARK on Tuesday evening (kick-off 20:00CET/19:00GMT).
After a dismal run of five defeats and three draws between Matchdays 6 and 13, bookended by heavy losses at FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, Gladbach must have felt they had finally turned a corner with their recent victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05. However, another defeat followed, to FC Augsburg, and the Foals now find themselves only four points above the relegation zone. All four of their wins this season have come at BORUSSIA-PARK, and a fifth on Tuesday would certainly be welcome heading into the winter break.
Wolfsburg, meanwhile, are hovering just a point above 16th place. However, they did notch up a confidence-boosting win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, thanks to Jeffrey Bruma's first goal for the club. That was a first victory for head coach Valerien Ismael since being being appointed in the role full-time. With the news that promising Dutch youngster Riechedly Bazoer will join their ranks in January, the Wolves should have a renewed spring in their step as they travel to Mönchengladbach.