Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke 04 have the top four in their crosshairs as they prepare for Saturday's end-of-year visit of struggling Hamburger SV (kick-off 14:30 GMT/ 15:30 CET).
bundesliga.com looks ahead to a game between two sides with vastly different winter wishes...
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Schalke: Fährmann - Neustädter, Kirchhoff, Höwedes - Uchida, Fuchs - Aogo - Barnetta, M. Meyer - Huntelaar, Choupo-Moting
Hamburg: Drobny - Diekmeier, Djourou, Cleber, Ostrzolek - Behrami, Arslan - N. Müller, Holtby, Gouaida - Rudnevs