Leverkusen tangles with Hannover in top-four clash

Bayer Leverkusen will attempt to prove its title credentials on Saturday against Hannover in a battle of top-four sides at the Bay Arena.

Leverkusen currently sits in third place, just one point behind title favorites Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and the club is three points clear of Hannover ahead of Saturday's contest.

A win for Leverkusen would extend that lead over the visitors, while also keeping the team within touching distance of the leaders and continuing the best start to a Bundesliga season in the history of the club.

Hannover has lost its first two away games this season, while Leverkusen will also have an eye toward its Champions League fixture against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich beat Hannover in the Pokal Cup in midweek and the Bavarians host Wolfsburg on Saturday, a team that has alternated between wins and losses this season.

Dortmund is level with Bayern on 16 points through six games and the team entertains Freiburg, which has yet to win and sits second from the bottom in the Bundesliga table.

Hamburg has won just once in six games and the poor start cost manager Thorsten Fink his job. Former Netherlands boss Bert van Marwijk has taken over at the club, and he will be making his debut at Eintracht.

Schalke has also struggled at the start of the season but won two straight matches before a 4-0 loss to Bayern last weekend.

The team will try to get back on track at Hoffenheim on Saturday, while mid- table sides Hertha Berlin and Mainz square off at the Olympiastadion.

On Sunday, Nurnberg tries for its first win of the season when the club invades Werder Bremen, while Stuttgart travels to Braunschweig, which sits in last place with just one point from six games.

On Friday Augsburg salvaged a 2-2 draw at home against Monchengladbach thanks to an 88th-minute equalizer from Arkadiusz Milik.