High-flying RB Leipzig will be out to continue their phenomenal start to life in the Bundesliga as they travel to SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).
The fans must be pinching themselves. Since embarking on their maiden Bundesliga campaign, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side have taken the top flight by storm, moving up to second place on Matchday 8. With his young charges firing on all cylinders, the Austrian coach should be feeling confident ahead of facing Darmstadt, who have only picked up eight points in eight matches. If FC Bayern München slip up at FC Augsburg, unbeaten Leipzig could even find themselves top of the pile.
Darmstadt will also come into the game on a high after beating VfL Wolfsburg last time out. In fact, Norbert Meier's side remain unbeaten at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor, having followed up a narrow win over Eintracht Frankfurt with draws against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and SV Werder Bremen. The Wolfsburg victory brought an end to a five-game winless streak for Darmstadt, who will now look to win consecutive Bundesliga home outings for the first time since 1979.