FC Augsburg await their first home match of the 2018/19 season against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (15:30 CEST). With a victory in Düsseldorf already in the bag, FCA want to build on this performance by securing points against the Foals. Here are the facts you need to know ahead of the match.
Strong history against Gladbach: Augsburg have never lost to Borussia at home in the Bundesliga (3 wins, 4 draws). FCA are unbeaten at home in more matches against Gladbach than any other team in the top flight.
Early points: Should FCA pick up at least a point against Mönchengladbach, it will be the first time that the team has accumulated more than three points from the opening two Bundesliga matchdays.
Weaknesses at home: Augsburg have lost five of their last six Bundesliga home matches, their last win coming against Mainz (2-0) on 22nd April. FCA have also still never won their opening home Bundesliga game of the season with 5 losses and 2 draws.
Opening weekend victory: Augsburg’s 2-1 victory last weekend in Düsseldorf was their first opening day victory ever in the Bundesliga. This is the 8th Bundesliga season for FCA, who had lost their last 6 opening matches without scoring a goal.
Weak Foals: Mönchengladbach have only won one of their last 11 away league matches, the only victory coming in Hannover (1-0) on 24th February. They have suffered eight draws and two losses in this time period.
Winless Borussia: Augsburg are the only team who Gladbach have played more than four times away from home and have never won.