#BMGTSG: Unpopular trip to the Lower Rhine

TSG Hoffenheim will take a trip to the Lower Rhine to face Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (15:30 CET / Live Ticker at Journeys to Mönchengladbach have seldomly been successful in recent years, but Borussia's performances so far this season have been inconsistent. We have picked out exciting and interesting facts on the clash below.

Did you know that…

…Mönchengladbach have rediscovered their home strength?

Borussia are unbeaten in their last three Bundesliga home matches (two victories and one draw), having lost each of the three home games that came beforehand.

…Gladbach's season to date has been mediocre?

Borussia Mönchengladbach have 13 points on the board after the first 12 rounds of matches – it is the club's poorest start since 2013 when they picked up 10 points in the same timeframe and only survived in the relegation/promotion play-off.

…journeys to Mönchengladbach have rarely been successful for TSG?

The last 11 visits to the Borussia-Park have produced only one victory for Hoffenheim (five draws and five defeats). But at the same time, TSG are the joint-best away team in the league – alongside Leverkusen and Bayern – with 16 points. Hoffenheim have never previously picked up so many points from their first six away games (the previous record was 11).

…a Gladbach lead is no guarantee of success?

Gerardo Seoane's team have already dropped 12 points from leading positions this season – that's the highest in the league. In three matches, a two-goal lead has not been enough to win – including their 4-2 loss to Dortmund last time out.

…Baumann continues to shine by saving spot-kicks?

Oliver Baumann saved a penalty for the third time this season in the 1-1 draw against Mainz last time out. In total, he has kept out 13 spot-kicks in the top flight – the most of any currently active keeper.

…Prömel's starting run will end?

Grischa Prömel picked up his fifth yellow card against Mainz and is therefore not available. The 28-year-old is the only outfield player to have been included in the starting XI for all 12 games this season.

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