Summary

  • Ben-Hatira an option for Darmstadt.
  • Keeper Casteels to return for Wolfsburg.
  • Ismael weighing up tactical changes in defence.

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SV Darmstadt 98 head coach Norbert Meier is unlikely to tinker too much for the visit of VfL Wolfsburg, despite watching his side fall to a 2-1 defeat to 1. FSV Mainz 05 last weekend. Änis Ben-Hatira looked lively from the bench and is pushing for Marcel Heller's place in midfield, however.

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Wolfsburg interim head coach Valerien Ismael confirmed on Friday that Koen Casteels will start in goal after recovering from a knock. Ricardo Rodriguez is being tipped to start in central defence, meanwhile, freeing up a position on the left-hand side for Marcel Schäfer.

Darmstadt possible line-up: Esser - Höhn, Milosevic, Sulu, Holland - Jungwirth, Gondorf - Ben-Hatira, Kleinheisler, Bezjak - Colak

Absentees: Rosenthal (calf), Platte (hip)

Coach: Norbert Meier

Wolfsburg possible line-up: Casteels - Träsch, Bruma, R. Rodriguez, M. Schäfer - Seguin, Luiz Gustavo - Blaszczykowski, Arnold, Draxler - Gomez

Absentees: Jung (cruciate ligament), Azzaoui (cruciate ligament), Didavi (meniscus tear), Guilavogui (broken neck), Brekalo (muscle tear), Horn (illness)

Coach: Valerien Ismael

Darmstadt host Wolfsburg at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion-am-Böllenfalltor with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 22 October.

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