Borussia Monchengladbach will face Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, both sides aiming to secure a victory after recent mixed performances.
Gladbach experienced a 4-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund, despite taking an early 2-0 lead. A late goal from Donyell Malen sealed Dortmund’s win.
Although Gladbach struggled against Dortmund, their manager Gerardo Seoane has seen an improvement in their performances lately.
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Mainz 05 in their last game. Despite holding the sixth spot in the league, Hoffenheim has experienced a dip in form recently, failing to secure a win in their last four matches across all competitions.
Pellegrino Matarazzo, Hoffenheim’s coach, aims to guide his team back to winning ways, especially with their impressive away form, having collected 16 points from their travels this Bundesliga season.
Gladbach might miss Tony Jantschke, Lukas Ullrich, Ko Itakura, Hannes Wolf, and Jonas Omlin due to injuries.
Stefan Lainer, who was diagnosed with lymph node cancer earlier this year, has returned to full training but might not feature immediately.
For Hoffenheim, Grischa Promel is suspended due to accumulating five bookings. Florian Grillitsch is expected to fill in for Promel in the midfield.
Other sidelined players include Stanley Nsoki, Mergim Berisha, Marco John, and Dennis Geiger.
Despite Gladbach’s recent improvements, Hoffenheim’s strong away form suggests they might edge this encounter. Hoffenheim could secure a win considering their impressive away record in the Bundesliga this season.
Please note that match outcomes can vary, and this prediction is based on current form and available information.