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The ever-present Ginter
Matthias Ginter made 179 appearances for Gladbach before returning to hometown club Freiburg in the summer. He’s since played every single minute of this Bundesliga campaign. The only other outfield player in the division yet to miss a second of action is Wolfsburg’s Micky van de Ven.
Vincenzo Grifo returns to his former stomping ground as the Bundesliga’s most prolific set-piece taker this season. He’s delivered a league-high 13 dead balls that have led to goals. Over at Gladbach, Jonas Hofmann is the leading man there with six goals from his set pieces. He tops the division for delivering corners resulting in goals with four.
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The best Freiburg ever
Forty-one points after 22 matchdays is the best tally Freiburg have ever had at this stage of a Bundesliga season.
Gladbach love a big-name guest
The Foals have the seventh-best home record in the division with 22 points. Nine of those have come from games against three of the current top four, having beaten Leipzig (3-0), Dortmund (4-2) and most recently Bayern (3-2). Opponents Freiburg come into the weekend in fifth.