Summary

  • Gladbach without World Cup winner Kramer.
  • Rodriguez fit for Wolfsburg.
  • Draxler expected to continue for the visitors.

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Borussia Mönchengladbach will be without midfielder Christoph Kramer against VfL Wolfsburg. The FIFA World Cup winner damaged ankle ligaments in the 1-0 defeat at FC Augsburg last time out and is not expected to return until the start of the Rückrunde. There is some positive news for embattled Gladbach coach Andre Schubert, however: club captain Lars Stindl is expected to be fit for this one after shaking off the flu. Tony Jantschke is also expected to return after a minor muscle tear.

Watch: Highlights of Gladbach's 1-0 loss at Augsburg on Matchday 15:

Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael has no new personnel worries after his side's hard-fought 1-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 15. Marcel Schäfer and Daniel Didavi remain out with knee complaints, although Ricardo Rodriguez overcame injury to feature in the win against the Eagles.

Watch: Highlights of Wolfsburg's 1-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 15:

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Gladbach possible line-up: Sommer - Elvedi, Christensen, Vestergaard - Hazard, Dahoud, Strobl, Wendt - Stindl - Hahn, Raffael

Absentees: Doucoure (muscle tear), Herrmann (ankle operation), Traore (groin), Johnson (Achilles), Schulz (knock), Kramer (ankle ligaments)

Coach: Andre Schubert

Wolfsburg possible line-up: Benaglio - Bruma, Luiz Gustavo, Rodriguez - Guilavogui - Caligiuri, Seguin, Arnold, Gerhardt - Draxler – Gomez

Absentees: Azzaoui, Didavi, Schäfer (all knee)

Coach: Valerien Ismael

Borussia Mönchengladbach play host to VfL Wolfsburg at the BORUSSIA-PARK, with the game kicking off at 20:00CET/19:00GMT on 20 December.

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