High-flying Hertha Berlin will be looking to consolidate their place in the top three when they host Eintracht Frankfurt this Wednesday (kick-off 20:00CET/19:00GMT).

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Hertha opened up a three-point cushion over the chasing pack with a 1-0 win in Cologne at the weekend and their unlikely challenge for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season is showing little sign of stuttering, with the crowds flocking back to the Olympiastadion to see Pal Dardai's men in action.

Watch: Köln 0-1 Hertha - match highlights

Frankfurt would gladly trade places, with the prospect of a testing season finale for Armin Veh's men lying in wait. Without a win in their last five, the Eagles are hovering just above the bottom three ahead of their test in the capital.

Watch: Frankfurt 0-0 Hertha - match highlights



Matchday 7 rewind: Frankfurt 1-1 Hertha

Goals: 1-0 Meier (22’), 1-1 Darida (82')

Vladimir Darida scored eight minutes from time to earn Hertha a point at Frankfurt on Matchday 7.

Watch: match highlights

Matchday 24 - match stats

  • Hertha have 39 points – a tally they last had at this stage of a season back in 2008/09.
  • Berlin already have four more points than they got in the whole of last season.
  • Hertha registered their first away win of the second half of the season in Cologne last Friday.
  • Frankfurt are on a four-game unbeaten run against Hertha, with three draws in their last three meetings.
  • Berlin are unbeaten at home in six games, their longest such run since the 2008/09 season.
  • Hertha's last three home games ended in draws and another draw would equal a club record for consecutive home draws.
  • Alexander Meier has scored on the last four occasions he has met Hertha (for a total of five goals).

Possible line-ups

Hertha: Jarstein – Pekarik, Stark, Brooks, Plattenhardt – Weiser, Skjelbred, Lustenberger, Haraguchi – Ibisevic, Kalou

Absentees: Langkamp (hamstring), Allagui (light training), Schieber, van den Bergh (individual training),

Frankfurt: Hradecky - Regäsel, Zambrano, Abraham, Oczipka - Russ - Stendera, Huszti - Fabian - Meier - Seferovic

Absentees: Anderson (light training) Flum (knee), Reinartz (groin), Castaignos (light training).

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