Summary

  • Hoffenheim captain Rudy banned.
  • No other personnel concerns for Nagelsmann.
  • Pizarro and Fritz doubtful for Bremen.

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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann has very few personnel concerns ahead of welcoming SV Werder Bremen on Wednesday night. Sebastian Rudy is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card in Matchday 15's 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund, but Kerem Demirbay is fit after making his return from a thigh complaint in the draw.

Watch: Highlights of Hoffenheim's 2-2 draw with Dortmund on Matchday 16:

Bremen coach Alexander Nouri is sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of the trip south: Claudio Pizarro, Clemens Fritz and Philipp Bargfrede are all feeling the effects of knocks picked up in Matchday 15's 1-1 draw with 1. FC Köln. Late decisions will be taken on their fitness, but Florian Grillitsch, Izet Hajrovic and Luca Caldirola all remain out.

Watch: Highlights of Bremen's 1-1 draw with Köln on Matchday 15:

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Hoffenheim possible line-up: Baumann - Süle, Vogt, Hübner - Kaderabek, Toljan – Polanski - Amiri, Demirbay - Wagner, Uth

Absentees: Rudy (suspended)

Coach: Julian Nagelsmann

Bremen possible line-up: Drobny - Gebre Selassie, Sane, Moisander, Garcia - Bauer - Junuzovic, Bartels, Gnabry - Kruse, Johannsson

Absentees: Caldirola (ankle), Hajrovic (knee), Pizarro, Fritz (both back), Bargfrede (Achilles)

Coach: Alexander Nouri

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim play host to SC Freiburg at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena, with the game kicking off at 20:00CET/19:00GMT on 21 December.

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