• A win for visitors Wolfsburg in this battle for Champions League qualification would see them move onto the same amount of points as Borussia.
  • Wolfsburg have won 15 of their 26 Bundesliga matches against Gladbach (58%).
  • Gladbach have won their last two home games against the Wolves (2011 and 2012), meaning they now have a postive record at home against Wolfsburg (W6 D2 L5).
  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in eight Bundesliga games (W6 D2). Only Bayern (41 games) are currently on a longer unbeaten run in the top flight.
  • Gladbach haven’t lost in seven Bundesliga games (W6 D1), a run they last achieved between November 2012 and January 2013. The last time Borussia put a longer unbeaten streak together was over 10 years ago (9 games, April-August 2003).
  • With 29 points from 16 games, Wolfsburg are having their best ever Bundesliga season. They had 26 points at the same stage of their title-winning season in 2008/09.
  • Only twice before have Gladbach had more points after 16 games than they currently have (32). When converted to the three-points-per-win system, they had 36 points in both 1976/77 and 1969/70 – both title-winning seasons.
  • Gladbach have won their first eight home games of the season for the first time in their history. No side is more prolific at home than Borussia (2.9 goals scored per game).
  • Mönchengladbach played the same starting XI for the sixth successive game in the 0-0 draw with Mainz. The last time Borussia did that was in the autumn of 1986.
  • Dieter Hecking, who will have been in charge of Wolfsburg for exactly one year on the day of the match, started his professional playing career at Gladbach in 1983. He made his Bundesliga debut under manager Jupp Heynckes in November 1984.
  • Diego has scored five goals in seven games against Borussia – only against Stuttgart (6 goals in 10 games) has he scored more often in the top flight. The Brazilian was invovled in all three of Wolfsburg’s goals in their 3-1 win in the last meeting (1 goals, 2 assists).