Gladbach vs Braunschweig by Gustav
Gladbach is coming from a 2:1 defeat away to Hoffenheim and will now try to search for new three points at home against newly promoted Brunschweig, as the team continues playing much better in front of their own fans. They were more superior to their opponent in that game, but the hosts exploited their chances in a very smart way.
Even though they had much more of the ball possession and more chances overall, they didn't convert it into goals, as the hosts had a 2:0 lead after 54th minute, while the visitors only reduced the deficit few minutes before the full time whistle. Same as previous season, they are playing much better in front of the own crows and are weakened away from them, which is evident in first four rounds. Impressive appearances at Borussia Park (Hannover won by 3:0 and Werder by 4:1), were followed by easy defeats away from home, despite the fact that their performances aren't that bad at all, but the instability in the defensive line remains their biggest problem. Swiss coach Favre will have all the players at his disposal and prepared under the best possible conditions.
Braunschweig is coming from the best performance in the new season as they drew at home against Nuremberg last weekend with the 1:1 result. They were behind in the scoreline due to a counter against the flow of the match, but showed great determination and didn't give up, creating many opportunities and finally managing to score the much wanted equalizing goal.
Even that result was a unfair one for them, while the team still got a glimmer of optimism in front of the next Bundesliga matches. After a tragic start and four defeats in four matches, they have shown signs of life, as the team hopes that they can continue building up on that performance and still get the salvation in Bundesliga. They have scored only twice so far in the season, being by far the worst attacking side in the country. Winger Hochscheidt (4/0) will lose the second consecutive game with Bellarabi taking his place again, while regular right back Correia (3/0) also won't feature this time.
Gladbach is playing much better and much more attacking football at home, while the visitors did a bit better last weekend, but hardly they can cope with one of the most offensive forces away from home. Home side has all the chances to get another comfortable victory and after last weekend disappointment they should take tonight's game very seriously.