Borussia Monchengladbach host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in a huge game in the Bundesliga title race.
The two sides are just four and six points behind leaders Bayern Munich respectively, with the home side holding a game in hand over the Bavarian giants.
So, will one of these challengers make a big statement of intent or will they force an evenly-matched stalemate?
Read on for our preview, predictions, team news and more.
When is Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund and where can I watch live?
Date: Saturday, 07 March 2020
Kick-off: 5:30 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 2 HD
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Last five meetings: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund
30 Oct 2019: Dortmund 2-1 Monchengladbach (DFB-Pokal)
19 Oct 2019: Dortmund 1-0 Monchengladbach (Bundesliga)
18 May 2019: Monchengladbach 0-2 Dortmund (Bundesliga)
21 Dec 2018: Dortmund 2-1 Monchengladbach (Bundesliga)
18 Feb 2018: Monchengladbach 0-1 Dortmund (Bundesliga)
Aggregate Score: Monchengladbach (LLLLL) 2-8 Dortmund (WWWWW)
Ones to watch
Borussia Monchengladbach: Nico Elvedi
He may have the odd mistake in him, but Nico Elvedi is vital to Marco Rose’s backline, with his blend of aerial prowess and expert reading of the game making him one of the most promising centre-backs in the Bundesliga right now.
Key stat: Elvedi has won more aerial duels (60) and interceptions (50) than any other Gladbach player in the Bundesliga this season.
Borussia Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland
Father Alfe-Inge is tipping his son Erling Braut Haaland for La Liga greatness and given his scintillating start in Dortmund colours, it’s easy to see why.
The Norwegian sensation has scored in all but two of his matches for the German club so far and his brilliant mixture of pace, intelligence and cold-bloodedness in front of goal has added a totally new dimension to Dortmund’s attack.
For now, La Liga and Premier League dreams remain on hold while Haaland tries to fire his new club to Bundesliga glory.
Key stat: Haaland has scored 12 goals in nine appearances for Dortmund so far.
Confirmed Borussia Monchengladbach line-up:
Fabian Johnson is back in training after illness while defenders Tony Jantschke and Ramy Bensebaini have both recovered from muscle injuries.
Keanan Bennetts is stepping up his recovery from a muscle injury and could make the squad but Marcus Thuram remains doubtful.
TEAM NEWS 📋 Two changes from last week. @MarcusThuram only makes the bench following knee problems, so @alassane_plea comes in, while #Kramer replaces #Strobl 🐎💚#DieFohlen #BMGBVB pic.twitter.com/36mjtG8hz6
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) March 7, 2020
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Confirmed Borussia Dortmund line-up:
Marco Reus is unable to face his former club due to a muscle injury but Julian Brandt has fully recovered from his ankle problem.
Marcel Schmelzer has overcome a calf injury but Thomas Delaney is a doubt with an ongoing ankle problem.
🚨 Our Starting XI against Gladbach 🚨 pic.twitter.com/0oN9BCaySd
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 7, 2020
This is a huge game at the top of the Bundesliga and both teams are in rich veins of form right now.
Despite holding home advantage, Gladbach are coming up against a real angstgegner here having lost their last 10 meetings with Dortmund.
Given the form of Haaland, Jadon Sancho et al, expect that curse to continue here.