Borussia Mönchengladbach is the team to beat right now, topping the Bundesliga table with a total of 28 points, boasting a record of 9 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses and a goal difference of +13. The Foals are coming off of an exciting 4-2 win over SC Freiburg and play host to Bayern Munich this Saturday at Borussia Park.
Marcus Thuram is thoroughly enjoying his maiden season in the Bundesliga with Mönchengladbach after moving from Guingamp in Ligue 1. The Frenchman has already tallied 6 goals and 5 assists for Die Fohlen and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Speaking to Bundesliga.com, he said that despite Mönchengladbach’s brilliant form, the title could still go to anyone:
Everyone beats everyone in the Bundesliga. So I think if there’s one league where there’s not a favorite [for the title], it’s the Bundesliga. Bayern can lose one day, win the other day. Union can win, and then lose, I don’t think there’s a lot of logic to this league, and that’s a good thing. Everyone can beat everyone, so we’ll see at the end of the season.
Interestingly enough, Mönchengladbach has already faced both RB Leipzig, Schalke 04, and Borussia Dortmund this season, in addition to Freiburg — the teams besides Bayern that currently comprise the top six. The matches against Leipzig and Dortmund both ended in losses for the Foals, while Gladbach and Schalke parted after a scoreless draw. Bayern thus should have every chance of collecting maximum points at Borussia Park. Bayern boasts a better record against teams in the top six, having beaten both Schalke and Dortmund and drawing Leipzig 1-1 at the Red Bull Arena.
Of course, the two results against Mönchengladbach last year for Bayern were night and day — a 3-0 loss at the Allianz Arena and a 5-1 win at Borussia Park — but both sides have had lots of personnel changes over the summer.
Mönchengladbach keeper Yann Sommer said that Bayern’s visit will be yet another massive test for the league leaders, but Die Folhen just want to take things one step at a time:
Next weekend it’ll be Bayern at Borussia-Park, it’s be another big and important game for us. We want to take it one step at a time. It’s another week, and another tough opponent.