Heidenheim play host to Borussia Dortmund at the Voith-Arena as round 20 of the German Bundesliga gets underway on Friday.
Both sides head into the weekend in contrasting form, with Edin Terzic’s men winning their three league matches since the turn of the year.
Heidenheim were involved in a share of the spoils for the third consecutive game as they played out a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim last Saturday.
Frank Schmidt’s side have now gone six consecutive games without defeat in the Bundesliga, claiming three wins and three draws since early December.
Heidenheim will be satisfied with what has been a solid debut top-flight campaign as they sit 10th in the league table, level on points with ninth-placed Werder Bremen.
Over in the West, Borussia Dortmund maintained their 100% start to the new year as they picked up a comfortable 3-1 victory over Bochum last Sunday.
Terzic’s men have now won three games on the trot and are unbeaten in their last eight matches across all competitions, claiming five draws and three wins since December’s 3-2 loss against Leipzig.
With 36 points from 19 matches, Dortmund are currently fourth in the Bundesliga table, 13 points adrift of league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.