Hanover - Top of the table going into Matchday 4 following three straight wins, Borussia Dortmund are out to maintain their perfect start to the season with victory against a Hannover 96 side struggling to find their feet in the 53rd Bundesliga campaign.

Thomas Tuchel became the first BVB head coach to collect nine points from a possible nine at the start of his time in charge - Dortmund's second best ever start to a season - and could still break a club record this weekend. Hannover, meanwhile, have had to endure a wretched start to the current campaign and remain without a win to their name three games into the season. bundesliga.com is on hand to ensure you're privy to all the rumblings from both camps ahead of the clash at the Signal Iduna Park...

History

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Top facts

  • Dortmund have won all eight competitive matches since Thomas Tuchel took over. Dortmund have never managed to secure nine straight wins in all competitions since the Bundesliga's inception.
  • Hannover have made their worst start to a Bundesliga campaign in seven years.
  • So far this season, Hannover have never been in front in a match, while Dortmund have never been behind.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus have combined to scored 25 of BVB's 30 goals in all competitions.
  • Aubameyang has scored more goals (32) in his first 68 Bundesliga matches than Robert Lewandowski managed (30) in his opening 68 top-flight outings. Only the Gabon international and Thomas Müller have scored at least once in all three games in 2015/16.
  • Hannover have lost their last six games against a side topping the table at the time.

Team news

Hannover

Possible line-up: Zieler - Sakai, Marcelo, Schulz, Sorg - Andreasen, Sane - Karaman, Kiyotake, Prib - Sobiech

Absentees: Schmiedebach (knee)

Dortmund

Possible line-up: Bürki - Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Weigl - Januzaj Kagawa, Mkhitaryan - Aubameyang

Absentees: Durm (knee), Piszczek (adductor), Sahin (light training), Reus (fitness)