Relegation battle: Cologne vs Monchengladbach
Its just eleven matches into season and Cologne and Borussia Mönchengladbach will be fighting it out to get out of the dreaded relegation zone.
The two teams are separated by just one point and a win for the home team could see them get out of the relegation zone depending on the results coming from the matches involving Schalke, Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern of which the latter two are playing each other.
Goal difference means that a win for the visitors will leave them still in the relegation but Cologne will be the new anchors.
The problem for Mönchengladbach so far has been the number of draws that the team has had and its one of only two teams that have drawn four matches.
Here is some of the stats for the relegation battlers so far this season:
|Failed to score||3||2|
|Ave. goals scored||1.5||1.2|
|Ave. goals conceded||3.0||2.0|
|Biggest win||Leverkusen 3 - 6 B M'gladbach||Cologne 1 - 0 St. Pauli|
Cologne 3 - 2 Hamburg
|Biggest loss||Stuttgart 7 - 0 B M'gladbach||Cologne 1 - 3 Kaiser|
Werder Bremen 4 - 2 Cologne
Mainz 2 - 0 Cologne
Nuremberg 3 - 1 Cologne
|Scored 3 or more||2||1|
|Conceded 3 or more||7||4|
|Scored 5 or more||1||0|
|Conceded 5 or more||1||0|
|Ave. goals scored||1.2||1.4|
|Ave. goals conceded||2.5||1.6|
|Ave. goals scored||2.0||1.0|
|Ave. goals conceded||3.6||2.3|