With that in mind, bundesliga.com undertook our own preparations by delving into the stats cupboards and pulling out the best of what you need to know before sitting down to soak up the action.
FC Bayern München have won the last 30 games in which French talisman Franck Ribery has found the net, and as if that wasn't enough, the Bavarians have never lost a game in which he's scored. Ribery was celebrating again on Matchday 6 as Bayern romped to their biggest ever win in Gelsenkirchen - a 4-0 defeat of FC Schalke 04, where the winger netted the third goal. Intriguingly enough, in the fraternal match-up, Jerome Boateng came out on top against Kevin-Prince, winning 67 percent of his duels.
Bayern's 4-0 success was the latest high-scoring encounter in a season which has been blessed with goals. 176 have come in the opening six matchdays at an average of 3.3 per game. That's the highest such average for 19 years, and not only that, but never before in history has there not been a single 0-0 draw by this stage of the season. Fans of the Bundesliga have been treated well thus far, and with exciting clashes across the country on Matchday 7, that record looks well set to continue.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have won five of their opening six games for the first time in the Bundesliga. With 15 points, they have the best-ever return of a third-placed team at this juncture. That record could be tested this weekend when 4th-placed Hannover 96 come calling, but with an in-form Robbie Kruse in the side, Sami Hyypiä's counterattacking charges start as favourites to extend their run.
Another manager who should be rather satisifed at the moment is new Bayern boss Pep Guardiola. With five wins and a draw, the Catalan has pulled level with Branko Zebec among Bayern's best-starting coaches. Only Ottmar Hitzfeld and Otto Rehhagel, with six straight wins apiece, started more successfully. Following on from Jupp Heynckes' record-breaking season was a momentous task, but so far, Guardiola has managed the transition smoothly.
At 17 years, six months and 16 days old, Timo Werner became VfB Stuttgart's youngest-ever top-flight scorer when he hit the net against Eintracht Frankfurt - and the third youngest on the all-time Bundesliga precocious goal-grabbers chart. Werner would do well to emulate the men above him: only Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin and FC Schalke 04's Julian Draxler hit found the back of the net at a younger age.
Three teams have won all their games at home and lost all on the road: Hannover 96, Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg. This weekend, all three sides are away from home. Hannover travel to high-flying Leverkusen, Gladbach will be entertained by FC Augsburg on Friday night, and Wolfsburg head south to Munich to face a Bayern side who have a flawless record at home this season.