Did you know that…
…TSG have the marginally superior head-to-head record against Gladbach?
The two teams will be meeting in the Bundesliga for the 23rd time on Saturday. TSG have a positive head-to-head record against the Foals (W7 D9 L6). The last three meetings have all ended in stalemate.
…goals are almost guaranteed when the two teams meet?
The 22 previous matches between the clubs have produced 77 goals, which equates to an average of 3.5 per game.
…there will be some familiar faces on show?
Five players will be facing their former clubs on Saturday: the current TSG duo of Lukas Rupp (2011-2014) and Håvard Nordtveit (2011-2016) previously plied their trade for Borussia, while the Gladbach trio of Fabian Johnson (2011-2014), Tobias Strobl (2011-2016) and the injured Jonas Hofmann (2004-2011) all once wore the blue of Hoffenheim.
…both teams were promoted together?
TSG Hoffenheim's Bundesliga adventure began in 2008. They were promoted to the German top flight after finishing second in the 2. Bundesliga in 2007/08. The only team who amassed more points than Hoffenheim that season was Borussia Mönchengladbach. The two teams have been permanent fixtures in the top tier ever since.
…Gladbach have scored the most substitute goals in the league?
Coach Marco Rose seems to have the Midas touch: his Gladbach team have scored more substitute goals than any other club in the Bundesliga this term (nine).