Borussia Mönchengladbach eyes all three points when they travel to the center of Bavaria to take on FC Ingolstadt 04 on the round 29 of German Bundesliga 2015/16.
Gladbach are currently fourth in the league table, and they face immense pressure from four other teams namely Hertha Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen, Mainz 05 and Schalke 04 in the race to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. A 5-0 heavy win last weekend, against top three contenders Hertha Berlin will surely give them much added confidence going into this crucial fixture against a newly promoted Ingolstadt.
FC Ingolstadt are playing their trade in Bundesliga for the first time in their history and they have done pretty well to extend their stay for another year in Germany’s elite football division. Currently 9th in the league table with 36 points they are at a comfortable distance from the relegation zone and any respective position up the table will be a great achievement for them.
Ingolstadt have lost just once in their last 7 games, a majority of them came as draws along with 2 wins. Their last 4 matches have seen over 2.5 goals and the Bavarian outfit have scored at least a goal in their last 7 matches.
At home, Ingolstadt are unbeaten in their last 6 matches, with 4 during the period.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have won 2 and lost in their last 5 Bundesliga outings. Their last 6 matches have seen over 2.5 goals and they have scored a goal in each of those games.
Away from home, Gladbach haven’t won in their last 7 matches, 5 out of those being defeats.
Their overall away form this season is terrible and have won just 3 of their 13 matches in the league all season. And that records just 11 points from a possible 39.
Ingolstadt vs Borussia Mönchengladbach: Head-to-Head Stats
The reverse fixture of this season’s Bundesliga meeting on November 2011 was the first ever competitive meeting between Ingolstadt and Monchengladbach, which ended in a 0-0 stalemate.
The teams had previously met in a friendly in July 2013, Ingolstadt won it by 1-0.
Ingolstadt: Expected Starting Line-up (4-3-3)
Ozcan – Bauer, Matip, Bregerie, da Costa – Gross, Roger, Christiansen – Hartmann, Hinterseer, Lezcano.
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Expected Starting Line-up (3-4-3)
Sommer – Nordveit, Christensen, Elvedi – Wendt, Xhaka, Dahoud, Johnson – Stindl, Hazard, Hahn.
Ingolstadt vs Borussia Mönchengladbach: Prediction
Gladbach’s away performances this season has been terrible despite having an array of talented players in their ranks. At the same time, the hardworking Schanzers are a team to fear at their own backyard. They have shown this in the 3-0 win against Schalke last weekend and is expected to back-up that up with another upset against another top four hopeful this weekend.