- Schalke struggling still with injuries and AFCON absentees.
- Badstuber not expected to make his full debut for Royal Blues.
- Ingolstadt have fully-fit squad.
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 17.
FC Schalke 04 vs FC Ingolstadt 04 (Saturday, 15:30CET)
FC Schalke 04 coach Markus Weinzierl is still without a string of first-team regulars through injury and will now also have to do without Ghana international Bernard Tekpetey, and Algeria's Nabil Bentaleb, who are both at the Africa Cup of Nations. Abdul Rahman Baba was also involved at the AFCON, before returning to Gelsenkirchen with a cruciate knee injury.
Captain Benedikt Höwedes is expected to start alongside Naldo, who returns from suspension, and the fit-again Matija Nastasic in defence. Forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's involvement is in doubt, meaning but new signing Guido Burgstaller could be handed his Bundesliga debut.
Watch: Highlights of Schalke's 2-1 loss away at Hamburg on Matchday 17:
FC Ingolstadt 04 coach Maik Walpurgis has a fully-fit squad to choose from. Romain Bregerie is expected to return to the back three, whilst Anthony Jung may replace Australia’s Mathew Leckie further up the park. Centre-back Marcel Tisserand is away at the Africa Cup of Nations with DR Congo.
Watch: Highlights of Ingolstadt's 2-1 loss at home to Freiburg on Matchday 16:
Schalke possible line-up: Fährmann - Höwedes, Naldo, Nastasic – Schöpf, Goretzka, Meyer, Geis, Kolasinac – Burgstaller, Konoplyanka
Absentees: Coke (cruciate ligament), di Santo (stomach), Embolo (broken ankle), Huntelaar (knee injury), Rahman (knee), Bentaleb (AFCON), Tekpetey (AFCON)
Coach: Markus Weinzierl
Ingolstadt possible line-up: Hansen - Matip, Roger, Bregerie - Hadergjonaj, Suttner - Cohen, Morales - Jung, Groß – Lezcano
Absentees: Tisserand (AFCON)
Coach: Maik Walpurgis