Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(40) 27 Goals 26 (41)
(27) 21 Assists 24 (28)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
26.4 Average Age 27.3
184.5 Average Height (cm) 184.9
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(53%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 53% (51%)
(1.1) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Michael Gregoritsch Out N/A
Stefan Thesker Out 6.54
Sebastian Rudy Out 7
Sven Schipplock Out 6.58
Boris Vukcevic Out 7.32
Stephan Schröck Out 6.42
Player Reason Status Rating
Alexander Ring Out 6.47

Team News

  • Marco Kurz will make his debut as Hoffenheim manager and most likely start with a 4-2-3-1.
  • Captain and goalkeeper Tim Wiese returns in goal to replace Koen Casteels.
  • Marvin Compper has been injured in the winter break and could be replaced by Jannik Vestergaard.
  • Eren Derdiyok and Joselu compete for the spot up front.
  • Álvaro Domínguez returns from suspension to replace Roel Brouwers.
  • In defensive midfield, Thorben Marx will start ahead of Granit Xhaka.
  • Lukas Rupp and Tolga Cigerci compete for the spot on the left wing.
  • Luuk de Jong returns from injury to replace Mike Hanke up front.


  • Hoffenheim lost their last six games in front of the winter break and new manager Kurz needs to turn things around now. A result at home against Gladbach would be a great debut.
  • Gladbach finally found their form in November and December and need to continue to improve now. Manager Favre has no new injury concerns and can field his best team.
  • Expect this to be a very close game. If Hoffenheim have regained confidence, they have a chance to get a draw here.

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