December 14, 2012



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19:30 +00:00, December 14, 2012

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Bayern Munich v Borussia Monchengladbach: Preview

Team Stat Comparison

Bayern Munich Borussia Monchengladbach
Matches Played 34 34
Table Position 1 8
Points 91 47
Goal Difference 80 -4
Goals for * 3.3 1.1
Goals against * 0.6 1.7
Last 5 W-W-D-W-W L-W-L-L-W
Last 5 home W-W-W-W-W L-L-W-W-W
Last 5 away W-D-W-W-W W-L-L-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Bayern Munich | Borussia Monchengladbach

Competition Stats

Bayern Munich Borussia Monchengladbach
Goals Mario Mandzukic 15 Patrick Herrmann 6
Assists Franck Ribéry 14 Juan Arango 7
Yellows Luis Gustavo 6 Alvaro Dominguez Soto 8
Reds Rafinha 1 Martin Stranzl 1
Squads: Bayern Munich | Borussia Monchengladbach

Next Matches

Bayern Munich Borussia Monchengladbach
4/26 H: Werder Bremen 4/27 A: Schalke 04
5/3 A: Hamburg SV 5/3 H: Mainz
5/10 H: VfB Stuttgart 5/10 A: VfL Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will waste no time dwelling on the past as he bids to take his club into the winter break with their biggest ever lead tomorrow night.

Heynckes won the league four times as a player with Gladbach and later went on to coach them.

He says his contact with the club remains strong but that will not prevent him from going all out to take all the points tomorrow.

"I still have a very good, friendly contact with them, but we want to win tomorrow's game all the same,'' he said. "We want a positive end to the year.''

Clashes between Bayern and Gladbach were as big as Barcelona against Real Madrid when the two clubs were leading the way in German football during the 1970s.

However, Heynckes says the importance of the game has dropped in recent years with Gladbach spending time in the second division and only nearing their former glories last season under Lucien Favre.

"For me it is (a classic), but otherwise it is a game like any other,'' said Heynckes.

"It was a classic in the past, but now Gladbach are no longer on a level with us.''

Seventeen points separate the two clubs in the table while Bayern enjoy an 11-point advantage over closest rivals Bayer Leverkusen.

"It would be a surprise for all of us if Bayern don't win the league this year,'' said Favre.

"They have strengthened their squad intelligently with the likes of Dante and Javi Martinez, who is the ideal alternative to (Bastian) Schweinsteiger and (Toni) Kroos in the midfield.''

Fortunately for Favre, Martinez may not play tomorrow due to knock he picked up in training while Arjen Robben is also likely to miss out for the Bavarians.

Nevertheless, Favre is aware that it "will be a huge challenge for us'' to repeat their double victory feat of last season.

Favre also has a few injury problems to contend with, although Patrick Herrmann and Filip Daems could come through, while Alvaro Dominquez is suspended.