Berlin (dpa) - As a Bundesliga leader, celebrating at the Oktoberfest is still the most fun. But before the trip to the Oktoberfest football record champions FC Bayern Munich must compete in the seventh matchday against 1899 Hoffenheim.
Of the pursuers, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig as well as SC Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund will face each other on Saturday (15.30 / Sky).
CELEBRATION: First defend the top position in the Bundesliga, then relax on the Oktoberfest: This is the plan at Bayern before the home game against the newly formed and weakly started Hoffenheim, against the record champions at home never lost. The momentum of the 7: 2 gala at Tottenham Hotspur should inspire the Munich. A year ago, the situation was very different: The 0: 3 at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach was the fourth winless game in series and vermieste the then new coach Niko Kovac and his team's visit to the Oktoberfest.
TRAFFIC DUEL: Five teams are just six points behind Bayern after six games with 13 points. These include the Champions League starters Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig, which meet in direct duel. Both suffered serious defeats in Europe's premier class during the week. The league-second Leipzig won this season so far all away games, the sixth-table Leverkusen is unbeaten season six home games.
The SC Freiburg is in third place in the duel with vice champion Dortmund - the BVB is so far only eighth. But: The Borussia is unbeaten since 16 matches against the Sport Club, Freiburg coach Christian Streich has never experienced a home goal of his team against Dortmund in his almost eight-year term.
FRONT WITH THERE: Also Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach are among the quintet with 13 points. The Schalke want the fifth victory in succession against the penultimate 1. FC Cologne, the Gladbacher have the FC Augsburg as a guest and must compete after the Europa League match in Istanbul only on Sunday (13.30 clock / DAZN). Also Wolfsburg and Frankfurt are after their European appearances on Thursday only on Sunday required: The still unbeaten at twelve points VfL receives promoted 1. FC Union Berlin (15.30 clock / Sky), Eintracht Frankfurt will compete against Werder Bremen (18.00 clock / Sky ).
FULL DOWN: Hoffenheim, Augsburg, Union and Cologne have all heavy away games in front of them, the table-last Paderborn has the table-16. Mainz as guest. The most highly praised newcomer has just taken a point and needs the first win of the season.
Information about the matchday on bundesliga.de