Summary

  • Zuber to miss out for TSG despite Leverkusen goal.
  • Plattenhardt injured for Hertha.
  • Mixed fortunes for the sides in DFB Cup midweek.

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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are expected to make two changes from the side that won 3-0 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Lukas Rupp and Jeremy Toljan are likely to replace Steven Zuber and Nadiem Amiri. Rupp played just over an hour of Hoffenheim’s DFB Cup extra-time defeat to 1. FC Köln on Wednesday before being replaced by Toljan. Only Pavel Kaderabek did not feature during midweek.

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Hertha Berlin are in line to make only one change from the starting XI that beat Köln 2-1 on matchday 8. Left-back Marvin Plattenhardt has suffered a groin injury and so looks likely to be replaced by Peter Pekarik. This side would feature two changes from the one sent out in the side’s 2-0 win over FC St. Pauli in the DFB Cup on Tuesday, with Alexander Esswein and Genki Haraguchi to replace Plattenhardt and Valentin Stocker, who is still suspended.

Hoffenheim possible line-up: Baumann – Süle, Vogt, Hübner, - Toljan, Kaderabek – Rudy – Demirbay, Rupp – Wagner, Kramaric

Absentees: Schwegler (knee), Uth (thigh)

Coach: Julian Nagelsmann

Hertha possible line-up: Jarstein – Weiser, Langkamp, Brooks, Pekarik – Skjelbred, Stark – Esswein, Kalou, Haraguchi – Ibisevic

Absentees: Stocker (suspended), Körber (meniscus), Darida (ankle), Plattenhardt (groin), Duda (light training)

Coach: Pal Dardai

Hoffenheim host Hertha at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 30 October.

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