• Favre's side were fortunate to win the meeting earlier this season 2-0 (goals from Kruse and Raffael), as Dortmund had 27 shots to Gladbach's 6. That was the first defeat of the season for BVB and they lost their place at the top of the table to Bayern.
  • Gladbach are without a Bundesliga win in Dortmund in 12 attempts (D2 L10) and have lost in each of their last seven trips there. Currently, Gladbach don't have a longer losing streak away from home against any other Bundesliga side.
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach's last Bundesliga win in Dortmund was almost 16 years ago: a 2-1 victory in April 1998, with Jörgen Pettersson and Kalle Pflipsen on the scoresheet for the Foals. BVB's goal came from Julio Cesar.
  • Borussia Dortmund have won five of their last six Bundesliga games, with their only slip-up during in that period being a 3-0 loss to strugglers HSV on matchday 22.
  • Gladbach are without a win in nine Bundesliga games (D5 L4) – only Stuttgart have been waiting as long for a win in the top flight. The last time Gladbach had a longer winless run within one Bundesliga season was in the 2006/07 campaign, which ended in relegation (12 games).
  • The Foals have collected just three of a possible 21 points since the winter break – only Stuttgart have fared worse (one point). Gladbach place 17th in a table representing the second half of the season, in stark contrast to 3rd based on their results in the first half of the campaign.
  • Favre's side have failed to hold onto a lead in each of the last four matchdays. They led in their 1-1 draw in Bremen, their 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim (2-0 lead), a 1-1 draw in Braunschweig and most recently their 2-1 loss to Augsburg.
  • Marco Reus transferred to Dortmund from Gladbach at the start of the 2012/13 season. Reus made a total of 97 Bundesliga appearances for the Foals, scoring 36 goals and assisting a further 20.
  • Max Kruse has yet to score or assist a goal in 2014. The Germany striker has now been waiting nine games or 832 minutes for a Bundesliga goal.
  • Raffael scored his 12th goal of the season on the last matchday, putting him in joint fifth in the goalscorer rankings. The Brazilian only scored eight goals in his previous two Bundesliga campaigns combined.
  • BVB's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.