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Bundesliga

Schalke looking to bounce back against Hertha

Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke 04 intend to return to winning ways when hosting a Hertha Berlin side who have been punching above their weight this season on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT).

History

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Top facts

    Schalke are unbeaten in 13 Bundesliga encounters against Hertha, their longest such run against any top-flight opponent.Hertha have picked up just two points against the Royal Blues in that time and scored four goals, failing to find the net on ten occasions.Current Hertha coach Pal Dardai was on the pitch during the capital club's last win over Schalke on 17 September 2006 (2-0).After six straight wins in as many competitive outings, Schalke were beaten 3-0 at home by 1. FC Köln last time out.The 3-0 home win over Hamburger SV on Matchday 8 was the first time under Dardai that Hertha had scored more than twice in a game.

Possible line-ups

Schalke: Fährmann - Junior Caicara, Matip, Höwedes, Kolasinac - Geis, Goretzka - Sane, Meyer - Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar

Hertha: Jarstein - Weiser, Hegeler, Lustenberger, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred - Darida - Haraguchi, Cigerci - Ibisevic, Kalou