Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai has said that his side will go into Saturday's meeting with FC Cologne as favourites.
Cologne coach Peter Stoeger spoke on Thursday (20th October) ahead of his sides match away to Hertha BSC Berlin.
Bayern Munich host bogey side Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday - a team the German champions have failed to beat in their four previous meetings.
Former Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has dismissed speculation linking him with the head coach's job at Wolfsburg.
As the super clubs break away, Hertha Berlin hope their location -- and a strong Silicon Valley influence -- could be their key to joining the elite.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Marco Russ has been given the all-clear and can start rehab after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in May.