Bundesliga: Stats, facts, and team news ahead of matchday eight

The Bundesliga resumes action this week, and due to some surprising results on matchday seven, there's a new league leader.

However, will the table change yet again after this round?

Here's all you need to know ahead of matchday eight.

Team news: Who's missing out on matchday eight?

Bayern Munich: Lucas Hernandez and David Alaba (doubtful); Jann-Fiete Arp (injured)

Borussia Dortmund: Lukasz Piszczek (injured); Paco Alcácer (doubtful)

RB Leipzig: Patrik Schick, Tyler Adams, Hannes, Wolf, Ibrahima Konaté, Ethan Ampadu (all injured)

Bayer Leverkusen: Charles Aránguiz, Daley Sinkgraven (both injured)

Wolfsburg: Admir Mehmedi, Xaver Schlager, Koen Casteels, Daniel Ginzeck, Ignacio Camacho (all injured)

Stats and facts: What's at stake ahead of matchday eight?

  • Bayern are undefeated in their last 9 away matches - and will be facing fellow Bavarian rivals Augsburg in a derby clash
  • Borussia Dortmund have won 12 of their last 13 home matches against Borussia M.Gladbach in all competitions

Talking points ahead of matchday eight

Bayern to get back to winning ways and regain control of league table?

Bayern Munich were dealt a surprise setback as they lost 2-1 to Hoffenheim at home just before the international break, and now die Roten have slipped to third in the table. Niko Kovac's side will be looking to get back on track quickly and regain control of the league table before returning to Champions League action next week. They're facing fellow Bavarian side Augsburg in a derby so there'll be more incentive

Can Dortmund come back recharged after the international break? Aninteresting clash awaits in the Borussen derby against Gladbach...

Meanwhile, Dortmund have hit a bad patch of form. Die Schwarzgelben have drawn their last three games and now find themselves in eighth spot. All isn't lost, though. The league table is quite congested, with just a four point gap between the middle places and Borussia Moenchengladbach, who have now clawed their way to the top thanks to a sudden resurgence of form that has seen them win four on the trot. An interesting showdown awaits as they lock horns with Dortmund in the Borussen

Current rankings ahead of matchday eight

Here's how the league table looks heading into matchday eight: 

Pos.TeamMPGDP
1 Borussia M'gladbach 7 +9 16
2 Wolfsburg 7 +6 15
3 Bayern München 7 +12 14
4 Freiburg 7 +8 14
5 RB Leipzig 7 +8 14
6 Schalke 04 7 +7 14
7 Bayer Leverkusen 7 +4 14
8 Borussia Dortmund 7 +8 12
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 7 +1 11
10 Hertha BSC 7 0 10
11 Werder Bremen 7 -4 8
12 Hoffenheim 7 -5 8
13 Mainz 05 7 -10 6
14 Augsburg 7 -11 5
15 Fortuna Düsseldorf 7 -5 4
16 Union Berlin 7 -7 4
17 Köln 7 -11 4
18 Paderborn 7 -10 1

Bundesliga Matchday eight listings

Here's all the matches taking place on matchday eight:

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 18 October 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST / 8:30pm CET
Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt am Main)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 3
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select HD2
Indonesia: Fox Sports Indonesia, Super Soccer TV
Malaysia: Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: Idman TV, S Sport+, S Sport 2
United Kingdom: BT Sport 2, BT Sport Live
United States: TUDN USA, Foxsports.com, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, TUDN en Vivo, Fox Sports 2

Augsburg vs Bayern München Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 19 October 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: WWK Arena (Augsburg)
Australia: beIN SPORTS 2, beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 4
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
India: Star Sports Select 2, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD2
Indonesia: Super Soccer TV, Fox Sports Indonesia
Malaysia: Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Spain: #Vamos
Turkey: S Sport+, S Sport 2
United States: FOX Soccer Match Pass, Foxsports.com, TUDN USA, TUDN en Vivo, Fox Sports 1, fuboTV

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Mainz 05 Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 19 October 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 6
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 9
Nigeria: StarTimes App
United States: FOX Soccer Match Pass

RB Leipzig vs Wolfsburg Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 19 October 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN Sports MAX 5, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3
Indonesia: Fox Sports 3 Indonesia, Fox Sports 3 Malaysia
Malaysia: Fox Sports 3 Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport+
United States: Fox Sports 2, fuboTV, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Match Pass, Foxsports.com

Union Berlin vs Freiburg Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 19 October 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN Sports MAX 6, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 5, Sky Go
Indonesia: Fox Sports 2 Indonesia, Fox Sports 2 Cambodia
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 10
Nigeria: StarTimes App
United States: FOX Soccer Match Pass

Werder Bremen vs Hertha BSC Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 19 October 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: wohninvest WESERSTADION (Bremen)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 4, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
Netherlands: Fox Sports 8, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: StarTimes App
United States: FOX Soccer Match Pass, Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV

Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia M'gladbach Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 19 October 12:30pm ET / 5:30pm BST / 6:30pm CET
Stadium: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN Sports 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD
India: Star Sports Select 2, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD2
Indonesia: Fox Sports Indonesia, Super Soccer TV
Malaysia: Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 6
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport 2, S Sport+, Idman TV
United Kingdom: BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2
United States: Foxsports.com, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports 2, fuboTV

Köln vs Paderborn Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 20 October 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (Köln)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World
France: beIN Sports MAX 10, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go
India: Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select HD2
Indonesia: Super Soccer TV, Fox Sports Indonesia
Malaysia: Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Turkey: S Sport 2, S Sport+
United Kingdom: BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2
United States: TUDN USA, FOX Soccer Match Pass, fuboTV, Fox Sports 1, TUDN en Vivo, Foxsports.com

Hoffenheim vs Schalke 04 Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 20 October 12:00pm ET / 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CET
Stadium: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim)
Australia: beIN SPORTS 2, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN Sports 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go
India: Star Sports Select HD2, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select 2
Indonesia: Fox Sports Indonesia, Super Soccer TV
Malaysia: Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport+, S Sport 2
United Kingdom: BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2
United States: FOX Deportes, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com

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