Former Bayern Munich midfielder Hamit Altintop believes experience and resources will prove the difference in the Bundesliga title race.
Reports suggest England winger Jadon Sancho could be on his way out of Borussia Dortmund, where he feels "humiliated and scapegoated".
Germany coach Joachim Low has named his squad to face Belarus and Northern Ireland, with Toni Kroos and Leon Goretzka both returning.
Of the eight third-round DFB-Pokal ties, four are all-Bundesliga matches, with holders Bayern Munich landing a clash with Hoffenheim.
Borussia Dortmund were second best in their derby clash with Schalke and Lucien Favre conceded his side were fortunate to earn a point.
Schalke were much the better team against Borussia Dortmund, but they could not find a way past Marwin Hitz.
Marco Reus is likely to be fit for Borussia Dortmund against Schalke, boosting a side still without Marcel Schmelzer and Paco Alcacer.
Unai Simon, 22, is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid amid criticism of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Real Madrid have reportedly sounded out Jose Mourinho about returning to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Riyad Mahrez's fine performance against Everton earned him a place in the FUT Team of the Week. See who joins the Manchester City star.