Borussia Monchengladbach travel to Cologne on Saturday afternoon (kickoff at 15.30 CEST) in a bid to end their five-match losing streak across all competitions. Tuesday’s 3-0 loss at the hands of Sevilla capped off four defeats on the bounce in the Bundesliga, in which the Foals have conceded 11 goals in the process, leaving them propping up the table at this moment in time. Their north-west German neighbours and hosts this weekend have made a respectable start to the season, sitting ninth, and will look to add to their seven points so far in 2015/16.
Eurorivals back to domestic duties
Manchester City, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from their recent reverse in the Champions League when they return to Premier League action on Saturday at 18.30. West Ham are the visitors at the Etihad Stadium and the hosts will be wary of the fact that the Hammers have already earned notable scalps this season with wins away to Arsenal and Liverpool. City are without their captain Vincent Kompany after the defender picked up a calf injury in the defeat to Juventus, but Manuel Pellegrini will be happy to welcome back Sergio Aguero to the side following the Argentine’s late cameo appearance on Tuesday evening.
Sevilla are hoping for a maiden win in the league and their first home points of the domestic season when they entertain Celta Vigo on Sunday at 12.00. After two draws and a defeat in their last match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Unai Emery’s men currently sit second-bottom in La Liga, but come up against the third-placed Galician outfit, who have already taken seven from a possible nine points this campaign. The Red and Whites will look to build upon their recent 3-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, when Ever Banega, Kevin Gameiro and Yevhen Konoplyanka all got on the scoresheet in what provided stark contrast to their opening three league games, during which have found the net just once courtesy of midfielder Steven N’Zonzi’s strike last time out against Levante.