Hoffenheim extended on Friday its winning streak to 4 matches when they defeated visiting Paderborn 3:0. All 3 of the match’s goals came in the first half, and the scoring began early when Robert Skov found the net with a 25-yard free kick after just 2 minutes, and Skov was followed by Pavel Kaderabek in the 15th minute and Jürgen Locadia in the 26th minute. Skov’s goal was his 1st in the Bundesliga, and Locadia’s was his 2nd - his 1st came last weekend against Bremen. Hoffenheim are now the only team in the league to have won their last 4 league matches, and have scored at least 2 goals in each of those. The victory now puts them just 2 points behind league leader Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1 point behind runner-up Bayern München, and tied on points with Freiburg and Wolfsburg. One of the most anticipated matches of the season occurs on Saturday, when, for the 1st time in 42 years, Germany’s capital city hosts a derby in the Bundesliga. Union Berlin’s Stadion an der Alter Försterei will feature the first-ever Bundesliga contest between 1. FC Union Berlin and Hertha BSC. Union Berlin reached the last 16 of the DFB Pokal with a 3:1 win over Freiburg earlier in the week, and almost earned a point playing at the Allianz Arena against FC Bayern München. Hertha is also coming off a DFB Pokal win earlier in the week, in a dramatic penalty shootout, but will have to play on Saturday without Vladimir Darida, who is suspended following a red card against Hoffenheim. The 2 clubs faced each other 4 times in the 2. Bundesliga, and both clubs each won 1 game away and drew twice. Also on Saturday, watch for a close contest between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg, who are separated by just 1 point in the table. Wolfsburg is the last remaining unbeaten team this season in the league, having suffered only a 1:6 home loss against RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal competition. Dortmund’s Marco Reus, however, has scored more Bundesliga goals against Wolfsburg than has any other current Dortmund player, and Dortmund is undefeated in their last 8 Bundesliga matches against Wolfsburg. Looking ahead to Sunday, another derby will take place when 1. FC Köln travel to nearby Düsseldorf: this will be their 1st Bundesliga contest since the 1996-1997 season, and Düsseldorf have won just 9 of their 44 Bundesliga matches against the Billy Goats.