League leaders Bayern Munich will look to keep their impressive start to the season going when they face Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won 7 and drawn 2 of their 9 league games so far not to mention winning all three of their Champions League outings to date and currently sit top of both their domestic and European tables.
Bayern are currently unbeaten in their last 34 league games and should they beat Hertha, Hoffenheim and Augsburg in their next three games they will beat Hamburg’s record from 1974.
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If those figure alone did not strike fear into Hertha then the fact that they will head into the game on the back of two big wins having smashed 4 past Mainz last weekend before going one better against Viktoria Plzen midweek might.
However the newly promoted side have adapted to life in the top tier with ease winning four and drawing three of their nine games so far and are currently unbeaten in their last four games beating Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 last time out.
Hertha boss Jos Luhukay has yet to see his side win on the road following three draws and a defeat although the chances are he will stick with the same side that beat.
Bayern meanwhile will head into the game without Claudio Pizarro after the veteran striker was ruled out for six weeks with a muscle injury
While the 35 year old was not a regular starter, he had scored 3 goals in 6 games so far and his absence means that Guardiola will decide between Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic, the only available out and out striker at the club, up front.
Pizarro joins Xherdan Shaqiri (thigh) and Holger Badstuber (knee) on the sidelines however there was some good news with Thiago Alcantara back training after a lengthy lay off although the former Barcelona star is unlikely to feature this weekend.
Jerome Boateng, suspended for the Champions League tie midweek, could feature while Mario Gotze will head into the game having scored his first goal in a Bayern shirt midweek.
The former Borussia Dortmund star is tipped to start this weekend after his impressive midweek cameo and he will do so with a ringing endorsement from team-mate Toni Kroos, with the German star telling UEFA’s official website “Mario Gotze is improving with every game. It’s important that he stays fit and keeps playing. If he can do that then I’m sure we’re going to enjoy plenty of good times to come with him.”