by MACAULAY DALEY
Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Hamburg when the two sides meet on Friday night.
Following promotion back to the Bundesliga back in 2012, Die Adler are unbeaten in eight games against their hosts and will feel confident about extending that run.
That’s because Hamburg are yet to win in the league this season and have already replaced their manager as they look to improve results.
Last time out against Borussia Monchengladbach they gained a valuable point that took them off the foot of the table and this week they face the side that held Bayern Munich with ten men.
They will also be up against Marco Fabian, who has three goals in five matches this season, two more than Markus Gisdol’s team have managed all season.
Two of the Bundesliga’s surprise packages face off at the Olympistadion as Hertha Berlin host Koln.
Koln are unbeaten in the league this season and sit just two points off of the summit, with Hertha a point further back in fourth place.
Both teams have strikers that have been hitting top form this season, Koln’s Anthony Modeste is the outright top goal scorer with seven goals in as many games, whilst Hertha’s Vedad Ibisevic has five goals to his name.
Peter Stoger’s side will have to end a barren run if they are to make it 13 matches without tasting defeat, they have only beaten Die Alte Dame three times in the past ten years, with the capital club doing the double last season.
Eight games into the season and Hoffenheim are still unbeaten going into their match with Bayer Leverkusen.
Three wins and four draws have propelled them up to sixth place and they are one of only three teams that have double figures in both goals scored and conceded.
After the same amount of games, Leverkusen sit in tenth place after an inconsistent start to the season.
They suffered a shock defeat to Werder Bremen last time out and followed that up with a goalless draw at home to Tottenham in the Champions League.
However, Die Kraichgauer’s record against Leverkusen is absolutely dreadful; they’ve only won once in their entire history against their hosts and that was back in 2014.
Reigning champions Bayern Munich will be looking to recover from their recent slip up in form when Borussia Monchengladbach travel to the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening.
Der FCB twice let the lead slip against Frankfurt last weekend and two weekends prior to that, let the lead slip at home to Koln.
Andre Schubert’s side will be full of confidence after dispatching of Celtic in the Champions League in midweek and their recent record against Bayern is very impressive.
They are four matches without a defeat against Carlo Ancelotti’s men and recorded a draw in the reverse fixture last season.
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