Bundesliga Preview: Nurnberg – Borussia Monchengladbach

In blistering form, the Foals travel to Bavaria with the advantage of being on the back of a six-match unbeaten streak as they look to press their title credentials.



Feulner, Maroh, Wollscheid, Hlousek
Simons, Cohen
Chandler, Hegeler, Esswein

Ter Stegen
Jantschke, Brouwers, Dante, Daems
Reus, Nordtveit, Neustadter, Arango
Hanke, De Camargo

Hanno Balitsch finds himself suspended for the clash having picked up five yellow cards. Goalkeeper Alexander Stephan and forward Mike Frantz are sidelined for Sunday's match-up, suffering from a thigh and hamstring problem, respectively.

Per Nilsson and Javier Pinola are also missing due to a lack of fitness. Timothy Chandler, who missed a friendly with the U.S. midweek, is fit for this clash.

For Gladbach, Patrick Herrmann continues his recovery from a broken collarbone, while young Amin Younes is struggling with an inflammation of the pubic bone, meaning that he also is unlikely to be present.


  • Only one goal has been scored per game in the last three encounters that these sides have had against each other.
  • Nurnberg has not won against Gladbach in its last five attempts, with the visitor currently on a head-to-head winning streak of three matches.
  • The host has the second-poorest goal record in the Bundesliga this year with 22, despite sitting comfortably in 10th place.
  • Gladbach is one of the only two teams which has not recorded a loss since the winter break, winning four times and drawing twice. Borussia Dortmund is the other, with six wins.
  • Last season, while going through a poor run of form, Gladbach broke a five-match winless streak at Frankenstadion with a 1-0 win.
  • Gladbach's goal difference so far this season is in excess of Nurnberg's by a margin of 33.