Summary

  • Hoffenheim unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Hertha currently one point and point place above their hosts in the standings.
  • Home side have won last four consecutive league matches.

High-flying TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin meet this Sunday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT) with the hosts hoping to remain unbeaten and leapfrog their guests with a win.

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Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim are one of just three sides still without a loss this season, and Matchday 8's 3-0 win at Bayer 04 Leverkusen was an emphatic show of muscle. Having passed that test with flying colours, the south-western outfit will be keen to deliver more positive answers and keep their momentum going.

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Hertha may have been beaten once – by FC Bayern München – yet they lead their hosts by a point, having won five of their eight games so far this season. Pal Dardai's men underlined their credentials by ending 1. FC Köln's unbeaten start to the season last weekend, a week after emerging from Dortmund unscathed. With such results, they will have no fears in Sinsheim this Sunday.

Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann has led his side to an unbeaten start.

Match Stats

  • Hoffenheim are on a four-game winning streak – their longest winning run in seven years and one short of a club record from eight years ago.
  • Hoffenheim have 16 points after eight games – the same they had at this stage only in 2008, their debut season in the Bundesliga.
  • Hertha have 17 points, which is the best haul they have ever had at this stage of a Bundesliga season.
  • Sandro Wagner, who faces his former club, has scored in his last three games, meaning he already has more than in all his 40 appearances for Hertha (two goals).
  • Vedad Ibisevic, who likewise meets his former employers, is also on a hot streak with five goals and two assists in his last four outings.
  • In a league table since Nagelsmann took charge of Hoffenheim, his side would be third behind Bayern and Dortmund with 39 points from 22 games (11 wins, six draws, five defeats).

The venue - WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena