The hosts have enjoyed an unbeaten run to their league campaign, winning and drawing twice apiece. They held their own in a 1-1 draw against reigning champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in their last outing.
Mainz, meanwhile, saw their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga snapped in a 3-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, who had two players sent off in the second half.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Head-to-Head
The two teams have crossed paths 39 times across competitions. Monchengladbach have a better record, leading 17-10 in wins, while the remaining 12 games have ended in draws.
The two teams played out 1-1 draws in their two meetings last season. Mainz have just one win against Die Fohlen in their last 15 meetings, with that triumph coming at Monchengladbach in 2021.
Borussia Monchengladbach form guide (all competitions): D-W-D-W-W
Mainz form guide (all competitions): L-W-D-W-W
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Team News
Yann Sommer made a record-breaking 19 saves against Bayern Munich last week and should retain his place between the sticks. Stefan Lainer is the only absentee for the hosts, as he's struggling with a thigh injury.
Injured: Stefan Lainer
Marcus Ingvartsen faces a substantial period on the sidelines because of a knee injury. Danny da Costa faces a late fitness test ahead of the trip to Monchengladbach.
Injured: Marcus Ingvartsen
Doubtful: Danny da Costa
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Predicted XIs
Borussia Monchengladbach (4-4-2): Yann Sommer; Joe Scally, Ko Itakura, Nico Elvedi, Luca Netz; Florian Neuhaus, Christoph Kramer, Manu Kone, Jonas Hofmann; Alassane Plea, Marcus Thuram
Mainz (3-4-2-1): Robin Zentner; Stefan Bell, Alexander Hack, Maxim Leitsch; Silvan Widmer, Dominik Kohr, Anton Stach, Aaron Martin; Angelo Fulgini; Jonathan Burkardt, Karim Onisiwo
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz Prediction
The hosts are undefeated in the league thus far, winning both home games. Meanwhile, Die Nullfunfer's both wins this season have come on their travels.
Monchengladbach have a solid record against Mainz, especially recently, and should come out trumps.
Prediction: Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Mainz