The southern classic between promoted VfB Stuttgart and champions FC Bayern Munich will be the focus of the ninth game day of the Bundesliga on Saturday (3:30 p.m.). Patzen Bayern, pursuers Borussia Dortmund could overtake with a win against 1. FC Köln.
RB Leipzig is also within reach of the top before the meeting with Arminia Bielefeld. 1. FC Union Berlin, which has had such a strong start, meets Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Augsburg has to deal with SC Freiburg.
In the late game (6.30 p.m.), bottom side FC Schalke 04 will be visiting Borussia Mönchengladbach and are hoping for an end to their winless streak of 24 games.