- Frankfurt coach Kovac has just signed a two-year contract extension.
- Fabian returns for the Eagles after suspension.
- Demirbay still out for Hoffenheim.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 14.
Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac will be hoping to celebrate his recent contract extension by inflicting a first Bundesliga defeat of the season on Hoffenheim. Marco Fabian returns after suspension and is likely to replace Branimir Hrgota, who scored in last week's draw with FC Augsburg – although Kovac could also choose to rest Alexander Meier or Mijat Gacinovic. The game comes too soon for Shani Tarashaj, who is back in training after tonsil surgery.
Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's 1-1 draw with Augsburg on Matchday 13:
Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed that Kerem Demirbay is still unavailable, as he continues to recover from a thigh injury. Andrej Kramaric may be kept out by an ankle complaint, in which case Mark Uth – who netted from the bench in last week's 4-0 dismissal of 1. FC Köln – is likely to start. Uth would also come in if Nagelsmann opted for a 3-4-3 formation, replacing either Nadiem Amiri, Jeremy Toljan or Lukas Rupp, who is available after missing the Köln game through illness.
Watch: Highlights of Hoffenheim's 4-0 romp to victory over Köln on Matchday 13:
Frankfurt possible line-up: Hradecky – Abraham, Hasebe, Vallejo – Chandler, Mascarell, Huszti, Oczipka – Fabian, Gacinovic, Meier
Absentees: Anderson (knee), Regäsel (hip), Russ (recovery from illness), Tawatha (knee), Varela (ligament), Blum (knee), Flum (light training), Gerezgiher (thigh), Medojevic (knee), Stendera (cruciate ligament), Tarashaj (light training)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Hoffenheim possible line-up: Baumann – Süle, Vogt, Hübner – Kaderabek, Toljan – Rudy – Amiri, Rupp – Wagner, Kramaric
Absentees: Demirbay (thigh)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Eintracht Frankfurt play host to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the Commerzbank Arena, with the game kicking off at 20:30CET/19:30GMT on 9 December.