The Bundesliga returns to live TV on SABC Sport on Saturday, with a clash between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Augsburg at Borussia-Park.
Both teams are facing the danger of relegation, with only one point separating them ahead of tomorrow’s match.
Gladbach started the year with a massive victory over leaders Bayern München, but things have gone downhill from there for the Foals.
Coach Adi Hütter hasn’t really had a full-strength team since his arrival from Eintrach Frankfurt at the beginning of the season.
Captain Lars Stindl has struggled for form, but that’s also due to some injury troubles, Gladbach have missed his influence and that of German international and free-kick specialist Jonas Hofmann, who has returned in time will at least be there tomorrow.
They have dropped down to 13th place and will need to get a result against a team that is their immediate rival in the battle to avoid the danger zone.
Being involved in the fight for survival is a trend too familiar for Augsburg, who are currently in 16th place, only good enough for playoffs.
They will be hoping their most successful coach Markus Weinzierl, the man that took them to Europe four years, can keep them up and make it 12 successive seasons in the Bundesliga.
Don’t miss this match tomorrow, live on the SABC Sport DTT Channel 4, SABC Sport Channel on Open View and on the Telkom One App.
Augusburg’s record signing American Ricardo Pepi might have to wait a little longer for his first Bundesliga goal, as he’s out with a nose injury he picked up on national duty. Michael Gregoritsch and Florian Niederlechner are expected to start.
You can also catch Hoffenheim and Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday, that match will be shown at 9pm on SABC Sport DTT Channel 4, SABC Sport Channel on Open View and on the Telkom One App.