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  • 12 December 2023

Bundesliga Showdown: Monchengladbach vs Bremen Preview - Clash of Titans on the Horizon

Two clubs in the Bundesliga's bottom half square off on Friday at 2:30 PM ET: Borussia Monchengladbach (10th) and Werder Bremen (12th). In its most recent game, Borussia Monchengladbach travelled to Union Berlin and was defeated 3-1. Alassane Plea scored the team's goal against Union Berlin, taking the lead.

On December 9, Werder Bremen defeated FC Augsburg 2-0 at home in their most recent match. With one goal apiece, Marvin Ducksch and Niklas Stark led Werder Bremen. The next Bundesliga match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Werder Bremen takes place at Borussia-Park on Tuesday.

Borussia Monchengladbach enters this match fresh off a 2-2 tie at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday against Stuttgart, managed by Pellegrino Matarazzo. Borussia Monchengladbach's goals came from Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria and Germany international Lars Stindl.

Goals from Nicolas Gonzalez, an Argentina international for Stuttgart, and forward Silas Wamangituka neutralised their efforts. On Saturday at the Weserstadion, Werder Bremen defeated Heiko Herrlich's Augsburg team 2-0.Florian Kohfeldt's Werder Bremen team won thanks to late goals from experienced Czech international Theodor Gebre Selassie and full-back Felix Agu.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Werder Bremen Head-to-Head

The two teams have faced off 27 times previously, with Borussia Monchengladbach emerging victorious. They have twelve victories, six defeats, and nine draws.

When the two teams last played in the Bundesliga in May of last year, the match ended in a 0-0 tie.

Bundesliga form guide for Borussia Monchengladbach: D-W-W-L-D

Bundesliga form guide for Werder Bremen: W-D-L-W-L

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Werder Bremen Team News

Borussia Monchengladbach


- Due to injuries, Borussia Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose will not be able to use midfielders Valentino Lazaro and Rocco Reitz.

- The availability of French attacker Alassane Plea, Switzerland international Breel Embolo, and youthful defender Mamadou Doucoure is in question. Marcus Thuram, a winger from France, is suspended.

- Rocco Reitz and Valentino Lazaro are injured.

- Uncertain: Mamadou Doucoure, Alassane Plea, and Breel Embolo

- Marcus Thuram is suspended.

Werder Bremen


- Werder Bremen, meanwhile, will be missing defender Christian Gross, left-back Ludwig Augustinsson of Sweden, and German forward Niclas Fullkrug due to injury.

- Young striker Nick Woltemade and midfielder Patrick Erras are both recovering from injury.

- Those hurt include Nick Woltemade, Christian Gross, Patrick Erras, Niclas Fullkrug, and Ludwig Augustinsson.

- Uncertain: None

- Not suspended

Matchup Stats & Insights

With 28 goals in 14 games, Borussia Monchengladbach is fifth in the Bundesliga in terms of goals scored, while Werder Bremen is ranked 12th in terms of goals allowed with 27 goals in 14 games.

Borussia Monchengladbach ranks 17th in the Bundesliga with 2.2 goals conceded per game, while Werder Bremen ranks 11th with 1.4 goals scored per game.

With a -3 goal difference, Borussia Monchengladbach is ranked seventh in the league.

With a -7 goal difference this season, Werder Bremen is ranked 11th in the league.

Borussia Monchengladbach is ranked seventh in the Bundesliga after taking 168 shots in 14 games. Over the course of 14 games, Werder Bremen has faced 67 opponent shots, ranking ninth.

Borussia Monchengladbach allows 6.9 shots per game (18th in league), while Werder Bremen takes 10.5 shots per game (16th in the Bundesliga).

Borussia Monchengladbach ranks 18th in the league with a shooting difference of +72 overall and +5.1 per game.

15th in the league, Werder Bremen's shooting differential is +80 (+5.7 per game).

Leaders of Borussia Monchengladbach

- Plea leads Borussia Monchengladbach in scoring with seven goals and three assists.

- Franck Honorat has five assists and one goal.

- Tomas Cvancara has one assist and four goals.

- Luca Netz has three assists but no goals.

Leaders of Werder Bremen

- Ducksch of Werder Bremen has four assists and five goals, ranking 13th in the league.

- Mitchell Weiser is another key player for Werder Bremen, with one goal and four assists.

- Rafael Santos Borre Maury has not received an assist despite scoring three goals.

- Justin Njinmah has one assist and two goals.

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