Stuttgart – After securing their first points of the season with midweek wins, VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach will be aiming to maintain momentum when they meet on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).


Top facts

  • Stuttgart's win against Hannover 96 and Mönchengladbach's defeat of FC Augsburg on Matchday 6 means the pair avoided joining the Fortuna Düsseldorf squad of 1991/92 as the only side to have lost their opening six games to a season.
  • The Augsburg game was Andre Schubert's first in charge of Gladbach since being appointed interim coach following Lucien Favre's resignation. The win means no Gladbach coach has lost on his debut since 1992.
  • Stuttgart's victory marked the first points of Alexander Zorniger's tenure as coach.
  • Stuttgart have opened the season with three home defeats, an unwanted club record.
  • Gladbach have lost their last four away fixtures in all competitions. The last time they lost five consecutive away matches was during their relegation season of 2006/07.
  • Gladbach won three of their four visits to Stuttgart under Favre. Prior to that, they had not picked up all three points there in 17 years.

Possible line-ups

Stuttgart: Tyton – Klein, Sunjic, Baumgartl, Insua – Didavi, Serey Die, Gentner, Kostic – Werner, Ginczek

Absentees: Langerak (knee), Wanitzek (foot), Kruse (calf), Ferati

Mönchengladbach: Sommer – Korb, Christensen, Alvaro Dominguez, Wendt – Dahoud, Xhaka – Hermann, Johnson – Stindl, Raffael

Absentees: Stranzl (eye socket), Elvedi, Ritter