Summary

  • Schalke winless and yet to score in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Köln unbeaten and yet to concede.
  • Bittencourt set to miss out for the visitors.

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Only a win will do for FC Schalke 04, who are yet to pick up a point or even score a goal in the Bundesliga so far this season. Apart from long-term absentees Coke and Atsuto Uchida, coach Markus Weinzierl has everyone at his disposal and could recall midfielder Johannes Geis for his set-piece prowess as they look to get off the mark in 2016/17.

While the Royal Blues are languishing at the bottom of the table, 1. FC Köln are at the opposite end having won two, drawn one and kept three successive clean sheets. The main personnel worry for coach Peter Stöger is attacking midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt, who looks set to miss out with a muscle strain.

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Schalke's meeting with Köln kicks off at 20:00CEST/18:00GMT on Wednesday 21 September at the Veltins Arena. Find out where to watch the game where you are by clicking on this link.

Schalke possible line-up: Fährmann - Höwedes, Naldo, Nastasic, Baba - Bentaleb, Stambouli - Embolo, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting - Huntelaar

Absentees: Coke (cruciate ligament), Uchida (fitness), Giefer (fitness)

Coach: Markus Weinzierl

Köln possible line-up: Horn - Sörensen, Mavraj, Heintz, Hector - Lehmann, Höger - Risse, Zoller - Osako, Modeste

Absentees: Maroh (broken ribs), Bittencourt (muscular), Rausch (back)

Coach: Peter Stöger