Borussia Monchengladbach will be looking to move back into the Champions League places on Sunday with a win over minnows Union Berlin.
Marco Rose’s sit three points three below Bayer 04 Leverkusen two behind RB Leipzig and directly above them in third and fourth.
Gladbach were beaten 3-1 by Leverkusen last weekend in their only home game so far following the restart. Union Berlin#s 1-1 draw at home to Mainz 05 midweek is the only point they’ve picked up in the three games.
The two lineups confirmed for Sunday afternoon’s game are as follows:
Yann Sommer; Stefan Laimer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini; Jonas Hofmann, Florian Neuhaus; Patrick Hermann, Lars Stindl, Marcus Thuram; Alassane Plea
Substitutes: Tobias Sippel, Oscar Wendt, Torben Musel, Famana Quizera, Kaan Kurt, Christoph Kramer, Mamadou Doucoure, Laszlo Benes, Ibrahima Traore
Alassane Plea moves back into the striker’s role for this afternoon’s game with Patrick Hermann coming in down the right wing for his 325th Bundesliga appearance for Gladbach. Marcus Thuram down the left and Lars Stindl in the number 10 role make up the attack.
Rafal Gikiewicz; Marvin Freidrich, Keven Schlotterbeck, Neven Subotic; Christopher Trimmel, Grischa Promel, Christian Gentner, Marcus Ingvartsen, Christopher Lenz; Marius Butler; Sebastian Andersson
Substitutes: Moritz Nicolas, Florian Hubner, Joshua Mees, Manuel Schmeidebach, Suleiman Abdullahi, Julian Ryerson, Yunus Malli, Felix Kroos, Anthony Ujah
The visitors appear to be lining up in a 5-4-1 formation with Marius Butler the most attack-minded midfielder in the starting lineup to support Sebastian Andersson. This does include wingbacks to swich into a 3-5-1-1 when in possession.