Summary

  • Casteels set for recall.
  • Brandt and Henrichs back from rests.
  • Mixed fortunes for sides in DFB Cup midweek.

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Koen Casteels is likely to return to the Wolfsburg goal after sitting out their DFB Cup win on Wednesday while Robin Knoche is the main candidate to replace the suspended Jeffrey Bruma. There are minor doubts over the fitness of Julian Draxler, Vieirinha and Daniel Didavi, with a place on the bench likely for all three.

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Julian Brandt and Benjamin Henrichs were both rested for Leverkusen's midweek DFB Cup defeat and should return this weekend. Lars Bender is expected to make way while Admir Mehmedi is set to be preferred over Stefan Kießling up front.

Wolfsburg possible line-up: Casteels - Träsch, Knoche, Rodriguez, Gerhardt - Seguin, Luiz Gustavo - Blaszczykowski, Arnold, Caligiuri - Gomez

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

Coach: Valerien Ismael

Leverkusen possible line-up: Leno - Jedvaj, Tah, Dragovic, Henrichs - Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz - Brandt, Kampl - Kießling, Hernandez

Absentees: Bellarabi (tendon), Yurchenko (broken leg), Pohjanpalo (broken metatarsal)

Coach: Roger Schmidt

Wolfsburg host Leverkusen at the Volkswagen Arena with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 29 October.

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