In one of the biggest derbies of Germany Borussia Monchengladbach will host Cologne at Borussia Park.Important note is that city of Monchengladbach made the decision that this match will be played behind closed doors.
Borussia suffered a 1:2 defeat from Dortmund at Borussia Park on Saturday and it ended their 9 match streak without loosing at home turf,and most importantly it has put them in the position to must win against Cologne to be able to get back in the top 4.
Unavailable players for Gladbach will be Denis Zakaria(31/2),important midfield player,who suffered a knee injury in the previous match and Florian Neuhaus(28/3) because of accumulated cards.
Cologne experienced a true turnaround with the change of coach in November last year, and from relegation team,became a team that will fight for European competitions next season.Marcus Gisdol have a record of 8-1-4 in 13 matches in charge.
Guests could be very dangerous from set pieces for Gladbach since they scored 11 headers this season and a total of 15 goals from dead ball situations.
For Cologne only absent player will be Sebastian Bournauw(22/5) who has muscular problems.
In recent head to head matches record is almost even.Starting from the 15-16 season,teams played 7 times.Gladbach won 4 times , while Koln did it on 3 occasions.
Match behind closed doors and slightly better form are factors that go in the favor of Cologne.I think its enough for them to get points here.