Despite the small dry spell of only two out of twelve possible points from the last four league games, Gerardo Seoane is sticking to his starting lineup even in the absence of alternatives. There is only one change: Karim Bellarabi replaces Paulinho, who tested positive for COVID-19 and is unavailable today, as are Charles Aránguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger, Daley Sinkgraven, Edmond Tapsoba, Odilon Kossounou and Niklas Lomb.
Bayer Leverkusen have now been waiting for another treble for four league games in a row and in their first game in 2022 they only drew 2-2 at home against 1. FC Union Berlin. The Werkself have lost the last two league games in a row, conceding a total of seven goals, after not having suffered a single defeat in the first seven away games under Gerardo Seoane.
Compared to the convincing performance in the Allianz Arena, Adi Hütter sees little reason for changes. The fact that winter newcomer Marvin Friedrich is still preferred to Matthias Ginter (bank) seems to be a kind of indication of the national player’s announcement that he does not want to extend his expiring contract. In addition, László Bénes replaces the sick Christoph Kramer (not in the squad). A total of two changes for the foals.
Although the Gladbachers only scored one of 15 possible points at the end of 2021, they reported back in time for the first game of the second half of the season with a 2-1 away win at FC Bayern. The foals want to build on this today if the old home strength is to be restored. After the Hütter-Elf remained unbeaten in the first seven home games, there have recently been two home bankruptcies in a row with a total of nine goals conceded.
Good evening and welcome from Borussia Park. Here Borussia Mönchengladbach welcomes Bayer Leverkusen at 6:30 p.m. today as part of the 19th match day of the Bundesliga.