21 December 2019 live
More than a third of Hertha Berlin’s Bundesliga points have come in their last three matches (W2, D1). Defensive improvements have landed three straight Bundesliga first-half cleansheets for Hertha, whose last two wins have ended 1-0. Furthermore, a majority (seven) of 13 winners produced by Hertha’s Bundesliga matches this season have won by a one-goal margin.
The first goal remains a vital facet of Hertha’s matches, with the winner netting first in 11 of their 16 Bundesliga matches. Hertha will also be wary of their half-time record – trailing in eight (50%) of 16 matches at the break – considering ten of their 16 Bundesliga fixtures have had the same result at both half-time and full-time.
Borussia Mönchengladbach went joint-top of the table after winning in the last round, getting their third win in four. Nine of their last 12 Bundesliga matches have witnessed over 2.5 total match goals, with eight of those producing goals at both ends. Additionally, nine of the last ten Bundesliga H2Hs have also produced over 2.5 total match goals.
Seven of Mönchengladbach’s 16 Bundesliga games (including the last four) have been level at the break. Mönchengladbach have kept nine first-half cleansheets this Bundesliga season, with 61.11% of their league goals against (11 of 18) coming during the second half.
Players to watch: Dodi Lukébakio has been Hertha’s first scorer with each of his four Bundesliga strikes, while Alassane Pléa scored first for Mönchengladbach with three of his last four Bundesliga strikes.
Stat attack: More than a quarter of Hertha’s Bundesliga goals against have been conceded after the 80th minute (eight of 29).
Mönchengladbach have won all of the eight Bundesliga matches where they have netted first in this campaign.
Nearly a fifth of the total match goals (ten of 51) witnessed in Mönchengladbach’s Bundesliga matches so far have come after the 80th minute.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:30.