• Hannover welcome Gladbach to the HDI Arena in Matchday 30's opener.
  • The visitors are looking for a first away win since October.
  • Hosts Hannover are nine points adrift at the bottom with five games to play.

Without a win on the road since October, Borussia Mönchengladbach travel to Hannover 96 in Matchday 30's opener on Friday night looking to remedy poor away form and re-ignite their top-four push (kick-off: 20:30CEST/18:30GMT).

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Gladbach were disappointing in slipping to a 1-0 defeat at FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 29, and have lost each of the last three games on the road. That said, a trip to struggling Hannover could prove the perfect tonic for Andre Schubert's fifth-placed side, who are looking to cut the three-point gap to Bayer 04 Leverkusen in fourth.

Watch: Ingolstadt 1-0 Gladbach – match highlights

Hannover picked up only their second positive result of the Rückrunde last time out, secured a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin in new coach Daniel Stendel's first game in charge. While survival looks a distant possibility, a win on Friday would be the perfect way to celebrate the club's 120th birthday, which took place this week.

Watch: Hertha Berlin 2-2 Hannover 96 – match highlights

Matchday 13 rewind: Gladbach 2-1 Hannover

Goals: 1-0 Traore (34'), 1-1 Sobiech (65'), 2-1 Raffael (84')

Borussia Mönchengladbach stretched their unbeaten streak to eight games courtesy of a 2-1 win over struggling Hannover 96 at the BORUSSIA-PARK.

Watch: match highlights

Matchday 30 - match stats

  • Gladbach have already lost six times in the second half of the season - as many times as the entirety of the first half.
  • New Hannover coach Daniel Stendel picked up a positive result in his first game in charge of the Lower Saxony side; it took his predecessor Thomas Schaaf six games to manage that.
  • Hannover have lost the last seven home games. Tasmania Berlin and Hansa Rostock (eight each) have the Bundesliga's worst run.
  • The Foals, however, have only taken two of a possible 24 points from the last eight games on the road.
  • The 96ers have lost six of the last seven games against Gladbach.
  • Lars Stindl joined Borussia from Hannover in summer 2015. The attacking midfielder scored 19 goals in 131 games for Die Roten.
  • Hannover have conceded the most goals from crosses this season (ten); Gladbach have conceded nine, the second most.

Possible line-ups

Hannover: Zieler - Sakai, Milosevic, Schulz, Albornoz - Schmiedebach, Sane - Sarenren-Bazee, Kiyotake, Karaman - Sobiech

Absentees: Andreasen (ankle), Prib (thigh), Yamaguchi (nose), Benschop (light training), Bech (knock), Almeida (back)

Coach: Daniel Stendel

Gladbach: Sommer - Elvedi, Christensen, Jantschke - Dahoud, Nordtveit - Johnson, Wendt - Stindl - Hazard, Raffael

Absentees: Dominguez (back), Schulz (knee), Xhaka (suspended)

Coach: Andre Schubert

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