Gelsenkirchen — Eintracht Frankfurt face FC Schalke 04 on Wednesday looking for a first win in Gelsenkirchen this millenium while the hosts reach a Bundesliga milestone (kick-off 20:00 CEST/18:00 GMT).
- The game marks Schalke's 1,600th in the Bundesliga, their 800th at home.
- Frankfurt are unbeaten in four games following the defeat in Wolfsburg on Matchday 1. At no stage last season did they go five matches unbeaten.
- Frankfurt have not won in 12 visits to Gelsenkirchen. Their last win came on 22 May 1999 when they came back from 2-0 down to run out 3-2 winners.
- Frankfurt's 0-0 draw in Hamburg on Matchday 5 was the first time they had failed to score in a Bundesliga game this season.
- Frankfurt coach Armin Veh has kept the same starting line-up for the last two games, the first time he has played the same 11 from the start in back-to-back matches this season.
Schalke: Fährmann — Junior Caicara, Neustädter, Matip, Aogo — Choupo-Moting, Goretzka, Geis, Meyer — Di Santo, Huntelaar
Absentees: Giefer (tendon op), Nastasic (achilles), Uchida (knee), Boateng, Nübel, Felipe Santana, Kehrer
Frankfurt: Hradecky — Ignjovski, Russ, Abraham, Oczipka — Reinartz — Hasebe, Stendera — Meier — Seferovic, Castaignos
Absentees: Anderson, Chandler (meniscus), Kittel, Bunjaki, Balayev, Zummack