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Bundesliga

Wounded Gladbach aiming to bounce back against Darmstadt

After suffering a heavy defeat last week, Borussia Mönchengladbach will be out to restore a measure of pride in the final Bundesliga match of the year at home to SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).

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History

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Top facts

    Andre Schubert tasted defeat for the first time as Gladbach coach in his 11th game in charge. The 5-0 thumping on Matchday 16 in Leverkusen was also their biggest loss this season.Darmstadt also slipped to their heaviest defeat last week – a 4-0 thrashing at home to Hertha Berlin.The Foals have taken maximum points in five of their last six home games (one draw).Three of Darmstadt’s four wins this season have come away from home.Gladbach are averaging a goal every seven shots this term – only Dortmund have a more efficient quota.Darmstadt have only scored eight goals from open play; Gladbach have 24.

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Possible line-ups

Gladbach: Sommer – Korb, Christensen, Nordtveit – Elvedi, Dahoud, Xhaka, Wendt – Stindl, Traore, Raffael

Absentees: Jantschke (knee), Schulz (ligament), Dominguez (back), Herrmann (ligament), Hahn (broken leg)

Darmstadt: Mathenia – Garics, Sulu, Caldirola, Holland – Heller, Gondorf, Jungwirth, Kempe – Rosenthal, Wagner

Absentees: None

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