- Augsburg back on track after Matchday 10 win over Ingolstadt.
- Hertha's Kalou grabbed a hat-trick last time out.
- Berliners hoping to improve poor away record.
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.