• Ingolstadt have the Bundesliga’s worst home record.
• Foals unbeaten run under new coach Hecking ended on Matchday 21.
• Gladbach won the last meeting of the sides 2-0 on Matchday 5.
Ingolstadt’s 2-0 away win at high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 21 has certainly given their survival hopes a boost. Die Schanzer are still second bottom but will be hoping they can improve on the Bundesliga’s worst home record by claiming their third win of the campaign on home soil.
Mid-table Gladbach lost their first league match of 2017 when they went down to a 2-1 defeat at home to RB Leipzig on Sunday. The Foals recovered beautifully in the Europa League in midweek, though, coming from behind to dump Italian giants Fiorentina out of the competition. They are also unbeaten in three away games since Dieter Hecking took over, whilst captain Lars Stindl – who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 win on Thursday – also scored in the reverse fixture, and now boasts six Bundesliga goals to his name.
- Both teams have benefited from a change of coach: Ingolstadt are the seventh best team in the league on form since Maik Walpurgis arrived, while only Bayern have more points than Gladbach since Hecking’s arrival at the club.
- For the first time in the club’s history, Gladbach have missed their last three penalties.
- In their short Bundesliga life, Ingolstadt have missed just two of 15 spot-kicks.
- An away side is yet to score in the three meetings between these two teams in the Bundesliga.
- Die Schanzer full-back Tobias Levels played 83 Bundesliga games and spent 12 years at Borussia between 1999 and 2011.
- The Foals’ Josip Drmic scored his last Bundesliga goal against Ingolstadt for Hamburg in a 1-1 draw back on 16 February 2016.