Hannover 96 vs Borussia Monchengladbach 13/04/19
13 April 2019
Rock-bottom Hannover 96 and the Champions League promotion fighters Borussia Monchengladbach go head-to-head at the HDI-Arena, with both sides frantically searching for all three points.
With six Bundesliga fixtures left to go, the hosts need to pick a win here as they currently sit 11 points adrift of the BL safety. Hannover’s tally of three wins after 28 league matchdays (W3, D4, L20) is the league’s joint-worst, as Thomas Doll and his men enter this round carrying on a seven-game BL losing streak. With 25 goals scored so far, Die Roten hold the second-worst attacking record in the German top tier, but just 11 of those goals have come at home (44%). Hannover have problems finding the net at the HDI-Arena on a regular basis having struggled to score in 8 of 14 BL home outings. What’s more, no team has shipped more goals than Hannover (65) this term, but Thomas Doll’s players have conceded 40 of those goals away from home (61.54%).
Monchengladbach travel to the HDI-Arena having failed to wrap up all three points in all three of their previous BL outings (D2, L1). A miserable run of form that has seen them picked up just one triumph in their last eight league games (W1, D3, L4) is the reason why Die Borussen trail fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt by four points. Although the Foals have bagged only 19 goals in 14 BL away fixtures on an average of 1.36 goals scored per match, they rarely struggle to find the net away from home, with Dieter Hecking’s men drawing a blank in just two away league meetings. Another encouraging fact for the traveling side is Monchengladbach’s recent record with Hannover, with Die Fohlen clinching wins in all three of their last Bundesliga H2Hs.