Both FC Augsburg and Hertha Berlin will attempt to set a record straight when they face off at the WWK Arena on Sunday (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).
Augsburg's season was drifting following just one win in six games, however, they managed to stop the rot with a first ever triumph against FC Ingolstadt 04 last time out. Substitute Raul Bobadilla proved the hero with a goal and an assist for Halil Altintop in the final five minutes of that game and coach Dirk Schuster will be hoping some momentum can now be gained with a second victory in six home games this term.
Hertha's Salomon Kalou recently returned to ease the burden on striking partner Vedad Ibisevic, the Ivorian netting a hat-trick as Die Alte Dame secured a 3-0 home win against Borussia Mönchengladbach prior to the international break. Resting somewhat easily in fourth place in the Bundesliga standings, Pal Dardai’s team will nonetheless be keen to address a faltering away record that has Hertha with just one win in ten games on the road.
- After four winless games, Augsburg finally drew breath with victory away to Ingolstadt on Matchday 10. Hertha have bettered their current haul of 20 points from their opening ten Bundesliga games only once in the past (2000/01 when they had 21 points).With their 11 points, Augsburg are currently enjoying their second best start to a top-flight season. Augsburg have won just two of 13 home games in 2016 while Hertha have won once in their last ten away matches. In Hertha’s last ten victories, Salomon Kalou or Vedad Ibisevic have found the target.As many as nine of Augsburg’s ten goals this season have been scored after the break.