- Gladbach with three wins from three at home, Hamburg three defeats from three away.
- Foals looking to bounce back from crushing defeat at Schalke.
- Gisdol preparing second game as HSV coach.
Borussia Mönchengladbach are looking to bounce back from their heavy Matchday 6 defeat against FC Schalke 04 when they host a Hamburger SV side still searching for a first win this season on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).
Gladbach coach coach Andre Schubert will be relieved to be back inside the Foals' own four walls this weekend. He has won only four of his away games since taking charge of the club over a year ago, but it is a different story at Borussia-Park. "We have more courage, decisiveness and are willing to take more risks at home," the tactician told the Rheinische Post newspaper. "Our young team are not yet cool and cunning enough to play the same way away from home." With three wins from three at home this season, Schubert will therefore be looking forward to the visit of HSV.
By contrast, the northern Germany side have lost all three of their games on their travels this season, scoring two and conceding eight. None of those were with Markus Gisdol on the bench, though. The new coach has now had a fortnight to work with his players, who are already noticing a difference. "We play with a more attacking mindset now," said goalkeeper Christian Mathenia. That was evident in a 2-1 win at Magdeburg in a friendly this week, which proves HSV can indeed win away from their own Volksparkstadion.
- Gladbach are enjoying their longest unbeaten home run in the Bundesliga for 29 years (10 matches).
- The 4-0 defeat to Schalke means Schubert's Borussia are yet to keep two successive clean sheets in the Bundesliga.
- The Foals have lost four of their last seven competitive outings.
- Hamburg will set an unwanted club record if they lose in Gladbach: never before have HSV had just one point on the board after seven matches.
- Five defeats in a row without scoring would equal a club record for Hamburg.
- HSV are currently 392 minutes without a goal.