Summary

  • Second-placed Leipzig out to maintain unbeaten home record.
  • Hosts' leading assist provider Forsberg suspended.
  • Frankfurt playmaker Fabian out with hip injury.

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.

RB Leipzig vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday, 18:30CET)

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RB Leipzig will be without their chief attacking threat this season, as Emil Forsberg – who has five goals and eight assists to his name already – is suspended after being sent off against FC Bayern München on Matchday 16. Scottish winger Oliver Burke is likely to come into the side to replace him. Lukas Klostermann is the only other player certain to be absent for the hosts.

Watch: Highlights of Leipzig's 3-0 loss away at Bayern on Matchday 16:

Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian will sit out the match due to a hip problem, while Szabolcs Huszti also misses out due to an Achilles tendon injury picked up in the winter break. There are doubts over Timothy Chandler , adding to what was already a lengthy injury list for head coach Niko Kovac, who is certain to be without Marc Stendera, Danny Blum and Guillermo Varela, among others.

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's 3-0 win over Mainz on Matchday 16:

Leipzig possible line-up: Gulacsi - Bernardo, Compper, Orban, Halstenberg - Burke, Ilsanker, Demme, Sabitzer - Werner, Poulsen

Absentees: Forsberg (suspended), Klostermann (cruciate ligament)

Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

Frankfurt possible line-up: Hradecky - M. Hector, Abraham, Vallejo - Chandler, Hasebe, Mascarell, Oczipka - Rebic, Gacinovic - Meier

Absentees: Fabian (hip), Anderson, Blum, Stendera (all knee), Huszti, Varela (both ankle), Regäsel (hip), Tawatha (knee)

Coach: Niko Kovac

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