Borussia Monchengladbach vs TSG Hoffenheim 04/05/19
4 May 2019
Borussia Monchengladbach welcome TSG Hoffenheim to Borussia-Park for the top-of-the-table clash as both sides still hope to secure a Bundesliga top-four finish.
The hosts currently sit three points adrift of fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, with three league fixtures left to go, but they are not enjoying the best of times. The Foals have pulled off just one triumph in their last six BL outings (W1, D2, L3), with three of those games have been settled by a narrow one-goal margin (W1, L2). What’s more, the Prussians have been one of the most challenging hosts in the German top flight for the majority of the season, but their recent drop-off in form has seen them failed to pick up three points in all six of their previous BL home games (D2, L4). Additionally, Dieter Hecking’s men have scored one goal or less across all six of those meetings while allowing over 1.5 match goals four times in the process.
Meanwhile, seventh-placed visitors have to make the most out of this clash as they currently trail the Champions League promotion territory by four points. However, Die Kraichgauer’s last victory at Borussia-Park dates back to 2012, with Hoffenheim suffering two defeats on four of their previous visits to this venue (D2, L2). However, Julian Nagelsmann’s players come into this encounter after clinching back-to-back BL road wins, in which they’ve scored nine goals and conceded two. A potential worry for the traveling side could be that they’ve struggled to keep a clean sheet in 14 of 15 BL away fixtures, allowing over 1.5 match goals eight times along the way.