• Max Kruse scored a brace in the last meeting between these two sides but back then, he helped his former SC Freiburg side secure a 2-0 win.
  • SCF are unbeaten in four Bundesliga matches against Gladbach (W2 D2) and have also lost just one of the last nine competitive meetings between the two sides (W5 D3).
  • Freiburg have won just once in 12 Bundesliga trips to Gladbach (D6 L5).
  • Since losing 1-0 in Berlin on matchday 9, Gladbach have gone on to win four games in a now, something only otherwise done by FC Bayern this season. The last time Borussia won four consecutive games was in the autumn of 2011, with their last five-game winning streak back in the autumn of 1995 – 18 years ago.
  • Gladbach have won their first six home games in the Bundesliga this season, something they have only done once before (1987/88). Back then, they first failed to claim all three points in their seventh home fixture (2-1 loss to Bremen) – a win would mean a new club record.
  • Freiburg haven’t conceded in their last three Bundesliga away games, matching their club record set in the 2000/01 season.
  • Borussia have collected 25 points from their first 13 matches. That’s just one point less than they had at this stage two seasons ago, when they ended the campaign in fourth place.
  • Two of the top three regular goalkeepers will meet in this fixture in the form of Gladbach’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen (75.4% of shots saves) and Freiburg’s Oliver Baumann (74.7%). Only Bayern’s Manuel Neuer (80%) has saved a higher percentage of shots.
  • The last nine Freiburg goals have all been scored by new signings. The most recent one was Gelson Fernandes’ winner against Braunschweig.
  • Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter could make his 50th Bundesliga appearance in the game against Gladbach. His teammate Mike Hanke moved from Borussia to SCF in the summer, having made 77 Bundesliga appearances for Gladbach (13 goals, 10 assists).