Matthias Ginter will once again marshal the Borussia Mönchengladbach defence as they look to defend top spot away to Wolfsburg. - © Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
Matthias Ginter will once again marshal the Borussia Mönchengladbach defence as they look to defend top spot away to Wolfsburg. - © Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
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Matchday 15: Probable line-ups

Matthias Ginter will once again be at the heart of the Borussia Mönchengladbach backline against Wolfsburg as the Bundesliga’s two stingiest defences meet on Sunday.

bundesliga.com looks at who else is in and who is out this weekend...

Kick-offs at 3.30pm CET/2.30pm GMT/9.30am ET unless stated.

Sunday 15 December

Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

Wolfsburg: Casteels – Knoche, Bruma, Brooks – William, Guilavogui (c), Arnold, Roussillon – Brekalo, Mehmedi – Weghorst
Out: Camacho (ankle), Tisserand (suspended)
Doubtful: Malli (back)
Coach: Oliver Glasner

Gladbach: Sommer (c) – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Benes, Kramer, Hofmann – Herrmann, Embolo, Thuram
Out: Poulsen (ankle), Zakaria (suspended)
Doubtful: -
Coach: Marco Rose

Schalke vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (6pm CET/5pm GMT/12pm ET)

Schalke: Nübel (c) – Kenny, Kabak, McKennie, Oczipka – Serdar, Mascarell – Caligiuri, Harit, Raman - Burgstaller
Out: Nastasic (knee), Sane (knee), Schöpf (thigh), Stambouli (metatarsal), Uth (groin)
Doubtful: Bentaleb (knock), Kutucu (bruised foot)
Coach: David Wagner

Frankfurt: Rönnow – Toure, Hasebe, Hinteregger – da Costa, Sow, Fernandes, Rode, Kostic – Kamada – Paciencia
Out: Abraham (suspended), Dost (groin), Kohr (suspended), Russ (Achilles tendon), Trapp (shoulder)
Doubtful: Torro (illness), Joveljic (illness)
Coach: Adi Hütter

Saturday 14 December

Bayern Munich 6-1 Werder Bremen
Goals:0-1 Rashica (24'), 1-1 Coutinho (45'), 2-1 Lewandowski (45'+4), 3-1 Coutinho (63'), 4-1 Lewandowski (72'), 5-1 Müller (75'), 6-1 Coutinho (78')

Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng (Perisic 46'), Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Gnabry, Goretzka (Müller 70'), Coutinho (Singh 82') – Lewandowski
Unused subs: Ulreich, Mai, Batista Meier, Zirkzee
Out: Arp (fractured wrist), Coman (knee), Cuisance (ankle), Hernandez (ankle), Martinez (suspended), Süle (torn ACL), Tolisso (thigh)
Coach: Hansi Flick

Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie (Friedl 45'+1), Veljkovic, Groß, Augustinsson – Lang, M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaassen (c), Osako (Bittencourt 67') - Rashica (Bartels 86')
Unused subs: Kapino, Pizarro, J. Eggestein, Goller
Out: Bargfrede (thigh), Füllkrug (torn ACL), Möhwald (knee), Moisander (knock), Sargent (torn hamstring), Toprak (calf)
Coach: Florian Kohfeldt

Mainz 0-4 Borussia Dortmund
Goals: 0-1 Reus (32'), 0-2 Sancho (66'), 3-0 Hazard (69'), 0-4 Schulz (84')

Mainz: Zentner – St. Juste, Fernandes, Niakhate (c) – Öztunali, Baku, Kunde (Brosinski 86'), Martin – Boetius (Maxim 76') – Szalai (Mateta 81'), Quaison
Unused subs: Müller, Pierre-Gabriel, Awoniyi, Burkhardt, Barreiro, Hack
Out: Bell (ankle), Ji (knee), Latza (back), Onisiwo (knee)
Coach: Achim Beierlorzer

Dortmund: Bürki – Akanji, Hummels, Zagadou – Hakimi, Weigl, Brandt (Dahoud 80'), Schulz – Sancho (Alcacer 85'), Reus (c) (Götze 73'), Hazard
Unused subs: Oelschlägel, Guerreiro, Balerdi, Morey, Piszczek, Bruun Larsen
Out: Delaney (ankle), Schmelzer (calf), Witsel (facial injury)
Coach: Lucien Favre

Hertha Berlin 1-0 Freiburg
Goal: 1-0 Darida (53')

Hertha: Jarstein – Klünter, Boyata, Rekik, Plattenhardt – Lukebakio (Skjelbred 90+1'), Darida, Grujic, Dilrosun (Mittelstadt 74') – Ibisevic (c) (Wolf 74'), Selke
Unused subs: Kraft, Pekarik, Stark, Kalou, Köpke,, Maier
Out: -
Coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

Freiburg: Flekken – Gulde, Koch, Heintz – Schmid (Kwon 85'), Haberer, Höfler, Günter (c) – Sallai (Grifo 57'), Petersen, Höler
Unused subs: Thiede, Schlotterbeck, Abrashi, Frantz, Borrello, Itter, Keitel
Out: Kübler (knee), Gondorf (illness), Lienhart (shoulder), Ravet (torn muscle), Schwolow (hamstring), Tempelmann (knee), Waldschmidt (knee, calf, ankle)
Coach: Christian Streich

Cologne 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Goals: 1-0 Cordoba (73'), 2-0 Bornauw (84')
Sent off: Dragovic (62'), Bailey (77')

Cologne: Horn – Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, Katterbach – Drexler, Skhiri, Hector (c), Jakobs – Modeste (Cordoba 55'), Thielmann (Risse 56', Schaub 87')
Unused subs: Krahl, Schmitz, Höger , Verstraete, Terodde, Mere
Out: Clemens (knee), Kessler (knock)
Coach: Markus Gisdol

Leverkusen: Hradecky – L. Bender (c), Dragovic, S. Bender, Wendell – Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz – Havertz, Amiri (Bailey 54'), Diaby (Bellarabi 82') – Volland (Retsos 66')
Unused subs: Özcan, Paulinho, Demirbay, Alario, Sinkgraven, Stanilewicz
Out: Pohjanpalo (ankle), Tah (suspended), Weiser (ankle)
Coach: Peter Bosz

Paderborn 1-1 Union Berlin
Goals: 0-1 (Ingvartsen 7’), 1-1 (Pröger 33’)

Paderborn: Zingerle – Jans, Kilian, Schonlau, Collins – Pröger (Holtmann 74'), Vasiliadis, Gjasula (c), Antwi-Adjei – Mamba (Michel 68'), Zolinski (Cauly 85')
Unused subs: Huth, Hünemeier, Strohdiek, Sabiri, Dräger, Gueye
Out: -
Coach: Steffen Baumgart

Union: Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Hübner, Parensen – Trimmel (c), Gentner, Andrich, Lenz – Ingvartsen (Becker 77'), Bülter (Mees 68') – Andersson (Ujah 89')
Unused subs: Nicolas, Subotic, Ryerson, Polter, Kroos, Schmiederbach
Out: Gogia (torn ACL), Prömel (knee), Schlotterbeck (knee)
Coach: Urs Fischer

Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-3 RB Leipzig
Goals: 0-1 Schick (2'), 0-2 Werner (58'), 0-3 Mukiele (75')

Fortuna: Steffen – Ayhan, Bormuth, Hoffmann – Zimmermann, Sobottka (Baker 76'), Bodzek (c), Gießelmann – Thommy (Barkok 81') – Ampomah, Kownacki (Tekpetey 70')
Unused subs: Kastenmeier, Adams, Fink, Pledl, Contento
Out: Hennings (unconfirmed), Karaman (pneumonia), Morales (suspended), Pledl (knee), Rensing (illness), Stöger (match fitness), Suttner (thigh)
Coach: Friedhelm Funkel

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann (Mukiele 65'), Ilsanker, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Laimer, Demme (c) – Sabitzer, Schick (Cunha 71'), Nkunku – Werner (Wolf 81')
Unused subs: Mvogo, Haidara, Poulsen, Forsberg, Lookman, Ampadu
Out: Kampl (ankle), Konate (hamstring), Orban (knee)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann

 

Friday 13 December

Hoffenheim 2-4 Augsburg
Goals: 0-1 Max (11'), 1-1 Skov (14'), 1-2 Max (51'), 1-3 Jensen (56'), 2-3 Locadia (80'), 2-4 Iago (85)

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kaderabek (Baumgartner 71'), Akpoguma, Bicakcic (Locadia 61'), Skov - Grillitsch - Bebou, Samassekou, Rudy, Adamyan - Kramaric
Unused subs: Pentke, Stafylidis, Nordtveit, Rupp, Geiger, Hübner, Vogt
Out: Belfodil (knee), Posch (suspended), Zuber (foot)
Coach: Alfred Schreuder

Augsburg: Koubek – Lichtsteiner (Uduokhai 86'), Gouweleeuw, Jedvaj, Iago – Khedira, Baier (c) – Richter, Jensen (Cordova 81'), Max (Hahn 90'+3) - Niederlechner,
Unused subs: Luthe, Pedersen, Gregoritsch, Sarenren Bazee, Schieber, Oxford
Out: Finnbogason (shoulder), Framberger (thigh), Götze (hip), Gruezo (ankle), Suchy (calf), Vargas (suspended)
Coach: Martin Schmidt