Mönchengladbach - Without a point and a permanent coach following Lucien Favre's resignation, Borussia Mönchengladbach are in urgent need of a pick-me-up against FC Augsburg at the Borussia Park on Wednesday evening (kick off 20:00 CEST/18:00 GMT).


Top facts

  • Mönchengladbach are without a point from their first five games of a Bundesliga season for the first time in the club's history.
  • Should Gladbach lose to Augsburg, they would equal the Bundesliga record set by Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1991/92, who lost the opening six matches. VfB Stuttgart could do likewise as they head to Hannover.
  • Gladbach have conceded 12 goals already, two more than they let in in the whole of the second half of last season.
  • The Foals failed to take a single point off Augsburg last season, and have lost four times to the Bavarian club since the latter entered the Bundesliga, more than against any other club.
  • In last season's so-called 'English weeks', Mönchengladbach had the best record of any club. They registered three wins with a 6-1 goal difference.
  • Following Lucien Favre's resignation, Augsburg boss Markus Weinzierl is now the Bundesliga's longest-serving coach.
  • Gladbach appointed U23 coach and former FC St. Pauli Hamburg boss Andre Schubert as interim coach on Monday.
  • Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan could feature in his 100th Bundesliga game.

Possible line-ups

Mönchengladbach: Sommer - Jantschke, Brouwers, Christensen, Wendt - Dahoud, Xhaka - Traore, Hahn - Raffael - Drmic

Absentees: Alvaro Dominguez, Stranzl (eye socket), Johnson (muscle tear)

Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Hong, Klavan, Stafylidis - Baier - Esswein, Koo, Altintop, Werner - Matavz

Absentees: Opare (muscle injury), Parker (knee), Schuster (adductor), Gelios, Framberger, Kurz, Uhde, Ekin, Reinthaler