Top-four candidates FC Schalke 04 can inflict a third straight defeat on promoted FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

History

This is the first time that Schalke and Ingolstadt will face each other in the Bundesliga.

Top facts

  • Despite losing just one of their opening seven Bundesliga matches, Schalke have now lost two of their last three.
  • 1-0 defeats to VfB Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin mean Ingolstadt have lost two in a row for their first time in their still-young Bundesliga history.
  • Ingolstadt suffered their first away loss of the season at Stuttgart on Matchday 9. They have not lost twice in a row away from home since early 2013.

Possible line-ups:

Schalke: Fährmann - Junior Caicara, Matip, Höwedes, Kolasinac - Neustädter, Goretzka - Sane, Meyer - Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar

Ingolstadt: Özcan - Levels, Matip, Hübner, Suttner - Roger - Groß, Morales - Lex, Hinterseer, Leckie