Great rivals in the past have a very interesting history of duels in recent history. They have a positive head-to-head record against Bayern. In the last five years, the two teams have five victories each in one of the greatest classics of German football.
Last season, the Bavarians broke Borussia in Munich only at the end of the game, four minutes before the end (2: 1), while they were defeated in Gladbach (1: 2). These results give the host the right to hope, but what can discourage them is the fact that Marco Rose's team is playing far below their level this season.
In the last round, Gladbach won after four tied matches without a victory, and from that point of view, Bayern is coming to them in bad weather. Just when they started stabilizing. Gladbach is four points away from qualifying for the Champions League and should be expected soon they start a winning streak if they want to return to the top.
In fact, despite qualifying for the knockout phase of the Champions League for the first time in the club's history, the season so far has been a bit tiring for Gladbach. Rose's boys have drawn more than won in the Bundesliga, and their very good home performance from previous seasons has slowed down a bit this time.
Bayern slept through the opening 45 minutes in 2021. They lost that part of the game to Mainz with 0: 2, and then in half an hour they demonstrated their power and put up five goals for the final 5: 2. Hansi Flick's advantage at the top of the Bundesliga was under serious threat.
The usual vulnerabilities of Bayern in the transition remained in force, however, the Bavarian giant woke up on time and added gas and did not look back. Joshua Kimmich returned after an injury, Leroy Sane worked, Robert Lewandowski does not stop ...
The Pole has 19 goals in the first 13 matches of the season ?! Rose is facing a great temptation - how to stop that firing squad? At Gladbach, they can't count on Marcus Thuram, one of the best players, due to suspension, but Plea will probably return in the starting 11.
Jonas Hoffman returned to the machine after the national team player recovered from a thigh injury, but Valentino Lazaro will miss the duel. On the other hand, Flick will probably not be able to count on the young forces of Zirkze and Kouassi, but it seems that everyone else is ready for the trip to Monchengladbach