Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke 04 intend to return to winning ways when hosting a Hertha Berlin side who have been punching above their weight this season on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).
- Schalke are unbeaten in 13 Bundesliga encounters against Hertha, their longest such run against any top-flight opponent.
- Hertha have picked up just two points against the Royal Blues in that time and scored four goals, failing to find the net on ten occasions.
- Current Hertha coach Pal Dardai was on the pitch during the capital club's last win over Schalke on 17 September 2006 (2-0).
- After six straight wins in as many competitive outings, Schalke were beaten 3-0 at home by 1. FC Köln last time out.
- The 3-0 home win over Hamburger SV on Matchday 8 was the first time under Dardai that Hertha had scored more than twice in a game.
Schalke: Fährmann - Junior Caicara, Matip, Höwedes, Kolasinac - Geis, Goretzka - Sane, Meyer - Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar
Hertha: Jarstein - Weiser, Hegeler, Lustenberger, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred - Darida - Haraguchi, Cigerci - Ibisevic, Kalou