Summary

  • Mainz striker Muto expected to replace suspended Cordoba.
  • Bittencourt in line for Köln return.
  • Horn and Risse still absent for visitors.

Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 17.

1. FSV Mainz 05 - 1. FC Köln (Sunday, 17:30CET)

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1. FSV Mainz 05 coach Martin Schmidt's biggest concern ahead of this game will be where the goals will come from, with top scorer Yunus Malli having left for VfL Wolfsburg and striker Jhon Cordoba suspended after being sent off on Matchday 16. Yoshinori Muto is therefore expected to return to the starting line-up this weekend.

Watch: Highlights of Mainz's 3-0 loss away at Frankfurt on Matchday 16:

1. FC Köln are still without first-choice goalkeeper Timo Horn, who is not expected to return until next month at the earliest. Midfielder Marcel Risse is likewise still sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury, but influential attacker Leonardo Bittencourt could make his comeback for the Billy Goats after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in October.

Watch: Highlights of Köln's 1-1 draw with Leverkusen on Matchday 16:

Mainz possible line-up: Lössl - Donati, Bell, Ramahlo, Brosinski - Latza, Frei, Gbamin - Öztunali, Muto, De Blasis

Absentees: Cordoba (suspended), Berggreen (cruciate ligament)

Coach: Martin Schmidt

Köln possible line-up: Kessler - Sörensen, Maroh, Heintz - Clemens, Höger, Hector, Rausch - Osako - Modeste, Rudnevs

Absentees: Horn (knee), Risse (cruciate ligament), Guirassy (muscular)

Coach: Peter Stöger

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