by MACAULAY DALEY
Hertha Berlin will be looking to improve their awful run of form against Borussia Monchengladbach when the two sides meet in the capital on Friday night.
Die Alte Dame haven’t beaten Andre Schubert’s side since 2013, with Adrian Ramos, now at Borussia Dortmund, getting the only goal in a 1-0 win.
The last meeting between the two sides will be one that Hertha fans will want to forget; a 5-0 demolition job by Die Fohlen at Borussia-Park in April.
That result helped Gladbach qualify for the Champions League, whilst Hertha finished seventh. Things are slightly different this season heading into game ten.
The hosts find themselves in fifth, whilst their visitors have started indifferently with three wins, draws and defeats so far and are in eleventh place.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hope to find himself back in the Borussia Dortmund starting line-up when they travel to Hamburg on Saturday.
The Gabon international was dropped by Thomas Tuchel for Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Sporting CP in the Champions League for an unauthorised trip to Milan earlier in the week.
The 27-year-old has a decent goalscoring record against Die Rothosen, finding the net three times in six appearances, but the same can’t be said of the team.
Since a 5-1 victory at the Volksparkstadion in 2012, Die Borussen have won just twice against their hosts, with the most recent success a 3-0 win at Signal Iduna Park in April.
They will be confident of gaining a result this time around, with Markus Gisdol’s men bottom of the league and their only goal scorer this campaign, Bobby Wood, suspended.
Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim will both put their unbeaten records on the line when they face off at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men have defied all the odds so far this season and find themselves in third place before kick-off, just four points off of their hosts.
Bayern are going about their business very comfortably and will be expecting to continue their excellent run against Die Kraichgauer, in 16 meetings between the two teams there have been 13 Bayern wins and three draws.
Werder Bremen are the league’s great entertainers and they travel to Schalke on Sunday knowing a win will see them leapfrog their guests.
Bremen’s matches this season have seen 35 goals in just nine matches, four more than any other team. (Mainz, 31)
Despite a bright start to his managerial career at Weserstadion, Alexander Nouri’s side have lost their last two matches in the league and have begun to drop closer to the relegation spots in recent weeks.
Schalke’s form is the polar opposite of that and they are unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions and have the upper hand when it comes to matches between the two.
Die Kӧnigsblauen have lost just two matches this decade to their visitors, in January of this year and May 2010.
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