• Mönchengladbach haven’t won any of their last eight home matches against Stuttgart (D4, L4) – Borussia have only been waiting longer for a BL home win against Leverkusen (22 games). Their last home victory against VfB was a 2-0 win on 30th April 2005.
  • Against no other Bundesliga club have Borussia lost as many home games as they have against VfB (14). Stuttgart are also the only BL side that Gladbach have a negative home record against.
  • VfB ended the 2013/14 season with 32 points, equalling their worst ever record from 1974/75, which ended in relegation (converted to the 3-points-per-win system). 15th place was Stuttgart’s worst finish for 13 years.
  • Gladbach have collected 10 points from their last four Bundesliga home games. Their last defeat in their own stadium came against Augsburg at the start of March (2-1).
  • Stuttgart are without a win in their last 10 away games and have collected just three points during that run. The last time VfB went longer without winning on the road was between 2000 and 2001 (18 games).
  • VfB have started four of the last five seasons with a defeat. Their only opening-day win in that time was a 3-0 home victory against Schalke three years ago; 2013/14 began with a 3-2 loss in Mainz.
  • Borussia have collected 13 of a possible 15 points from their last five Sunday matches. In fact, they have won 10 of their last 12 home games on a Sunday (2 draws). Their last home defeat on a Sunday was a 3-1 loss to Leverkusen in January 2011.
  • Stuttgart dropped 30 points from winning positions in 2013/14. The last side to do that was 1899 Hoffenheim in the 2010/11 campaign (32 points squandered).
  • There were only 16 different players in Gladbach’s starting XIs last season, the lowest amount in the top flight (as was their total of 21 different players that played at all).
  • Stuttgart have only won one title in the last 17 years – the 2007 German Championship under Armin Veh, who starts a second spell at VfB this season. His only BL games as a player came with Gladbach between 1979 and 1985 (65 games, 3 goals).
  • Ibrahima Traore faces his former club on matchday 1. He played for Stuttgart from 2011 to 2014, scoring 6 goals in 75 BL games (12 assists).