Cologne - 1. FC Köln and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim both need the points for two entirely different reasons at the RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 15:30 CEST/ 13:30 GMT).
bundesliga.com looks ahead to a contest involving one side looking nervously over their shoulder at the bottom three and another peering up at the top six...
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Köln: Horn - Olkowski, Maroh, Wimmer, Hector - Lehmann, Vogt - Risse, Osako, Halfar - Ujah
Hoffenheim: Baumann - Beck, Strobl, Bicakcic, J.-S. Kim - Rudy, Polanski, Schwegler - Volland, Roberto Firmino - Schipplock