Hamburg - Points are an absolute must for floundering Hamburger SV and Hertha Berlin at the Imtech Arena on Friday (kick-off 20:30 CET/ 19:30 GMT).
Neither side have had much luck of late, with both clubs fighting just to keep their heads above water with only nine games left to play this season.
bundesliga.com previews Matchday 26's opening fixture...
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Hamburg: Adler - Diekmeier, Djourou, Cleber, Ostrzolek - Behrami, van der Vaart - N. Müller, Stieber - Lasogga, Olic
Hertha: Kraft - Pekarik, S. Langkamp, Brooks, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred, Lustenberger - Beerens, Stocker, Ben-Hatira - Kalou