The Bundesliga is back with a bang following the international break with a weekend of eye-catching fixtures that make up Matchday 7.
After the thrilling 1-1 draw recorded in the Borussia Dortmund Vs Hertha Berlin clash on Friday night, many are keen to see how the other matches will pan out across the various centres in Germany.
Champions Bayern Munich need to find their edge again if they are to challenge for trophies this season,
The Bavarians face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the Bundesliga after the break for international matches.
Bayern dropped their first points of the season in their previous match, a draw against Cologne, following five straight wins.
That came just days after their first loss of the season, against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
At the other end of the table former European champions Hamburg SV will be hoping their first win of the season will come at Champions League club Borussia Moenchengladbach to lift them off last place in the Bundesliga.
Also, FC Schalke 04 head coach Markus Weinzierl returns to his former club as the Royal Blues pay FC Augsburg a visit this Saturday.
Augsburg have won only one of their last ten meetings with Schalke, but are unbeaten in their last three.
Borussia Mönchengladbach are looking to bounce back from their heavy Matchday 6 defeat against FC Schalke 04 when they host a Hamburger SV side still searching for a first win this season on Saturday.
Gladbach are enjoying their longest unbeaten home run in the Bundesliga for 29 years (10 matches).
On Sunday, it will be a derby duel, as Leon Balogun’s FSV Mainz 05 face local rivals SV Darmstadt 98 on home soil at the OPEL ARENA having not won on their own patch since May.
In their favour is Darmstadt’s poor away form, which stands at three defeats, nine goals conceded and none scored on the road this season.
Martin Schmidt’s side ground out a goalless draw at VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 6, and will be keen to extend their record over their neighbours from last season which saw Mainz claim four points from a possible six against Darmstadt.
It is not sure whether Balogun will be fit enough to stake a claim for a place in the Mainz squad.
Full Match Day fixtures
Germany – Bundesliga October 14
FT Borussia Dortmund 1 – 1 Hertha Berlin
14:30 Augsburg Vs Schalke 04
14:30 Borussia Moenchengladbach VS Hamburger SV
14:30 Eintracht Frankfurt Vs Bayern Munich
14:30 FC Cologne Vs Ingolstadt
14:30 Hoffenheim Vs Freiburg
17:30Werder Bremen Vs Bayer Leverkusen
14:30 Mainz 05 Vs Darmstadt
16:30Wolfsburg Vs RasenBallsport Leipzig