Arminia Bielefeld vs Borussia Mönchengladbach match preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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For most clubs, the recent international window provided a chance to rest and reset for the remainder of the campaign. However, in Mönchengladbach there was serious upheaval. Denis Zakaria departed for Juventus while long term sporting director Max Eberl also resigned. Eberl spoke about the mental health side of the job and said that he was exhausted. The 48-year-old was regarded as the one of the best sporting directors around so his exit is likely to impact the club significantly.

Arminia Bielefeld on the other hand have been on a decent run of late. Before the break they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 and will also be able to welcome back a number of supporters for Saturday's clash. This week, COVID restrictions were slightly eased in Germany and a maximum of 10,000 or 50% of fans will be allowed back into Bundesliga stadiums this weekend.

Team news

Arminia Bielefeld - The only two injury doubts for Frank Kramer is Jacob Laursen and Andres Andrade while Robin Hack is ill.

George Bello is unlikely to play after arriving from Atlanta United on deadline day.

Borussia Mönchengladbach - Lars Stindl is injured while back-up goalkeeper Tobias Sippel may miss out too

Predicted lineups

Arminia Bielefeld - Stefan Ortega; Cedric Brunner, Joakim Nilsson, Amos Pieper, Andres Andrade; Masaya Okugawa, Alessandro Schöpf, Sebastian Vasiliadis, Gonzalo Castro, Patrick Wimmer; Janni Serra

Borussia Mönchengladbach - Yann Sommer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Marvin Friedrich; Stefan Lainer, Jonas Hofmann, Christoph Kramer, Kouadio Koné, Ramy Bensebaini; Florian Neuhaus, Breel Embolo

Form guide 

Arminia Bielefeld - WWDDW - last game - 2-0 (W) vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Borussia Mönchengladbach - DWLLL - last game - 2-1 (L) vs Union Berlin

Ones to watch

Arminia Bielefeld - 20-year-old Patrick Wimmer has shown to be one of Bielefeld's brightest prospects in recent weeks. A man of the match performance against Frankfurst and a goal in a 2-0 win over Bochum has helped Frank Kramer's side edge closer to safety. If they can get the Austrian winger involved on Saturday expect him to cause Gladbach problems.

Borussia Mönchengladbach - Yann Sommer has arguably been Gladbach's best player this campaign and remained a key member of the squad ever since his arrival in 2014. The Swiss shot stopper continues to impress as it seems that he's saving at least one penalty per week. If it was not for Sommer, Mönchengladbach would be in even more trouble than they currently are.

Previous meetings

In each of the three games, Bielefeld and Gladbach have played against each other. Die Fohlen have come out victorious in all of them to date. 

Adi Hütter will require this pattern to continue otherwise he might be losing his job at the start of next week.

Where to watch on TV

This game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

What have the managers said?

Adi Hütter - "Bielefeld use the long ball effectively, so we need to be ready for that. I think Marvin Friedrich did a good job in the middle against Union. We'll wait and see how the back-line shapes up in the future."

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