Frankfurt - After losing their opening five games, Borussia Mönchengladbach have won the last three, and will be optimistic of making it four on the bounce when they face a faltering Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (kick-off: 18:30 CEST/16:30 GMT).
- Andre Schubert is the first Mönchengladbach coach to win his opening three matches.Under Schubert, Gladbach have scored with almost every four shots. They required 25 shots per goal under his predecessor, Lucien Favre.Frankfurt have not won in four Bundesliga games, the joint-longest current winless run in the top flight.Three Matchdays ago, Frankfurt and Gladbach were separated by ten places and eight points - they head into Matchday 9 in 12th and 13th places respectively, both on nine points.Frankfurt have recorded 32 Bundesliga wins over Mönchengladbach, more than any other top-flight opponent (SV Werder Bremen also have 32 wins).The Foals fell behind in all seven of their competitive games under Favre this season; they have taken the lead in all four under Schubert.Raffael has been involved in seven of Gladbach's nine Bundesliga goals scored under Schubert.Frankfurt scored 12 times from 48 shots in their opening four matches. They have found the net only once from the same number of attempts on goal in the last four outings.Frankfurt have not been beaten at home for almost a year. Their last defeat at the Commerzbank Arena came on Matchday 11 last season when they were beaten 4-0 by FC Bayern München.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Hradecky - Ignjovski, Abraham, Russ, Oczipka - Reinartz, Hasebe, Stendera - Meier, Seferovic, Castaignos
Absentees: Zambrano (late return)
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Sommer - Korb, Christensen, Dominguez, Wendt - Dahoud, Nordtveit - Traore, Hahn - Stindl, Raffael
Absentees: Xhaka (ankle), Johnson (thigh)