- New Lilies coach Frings to put personal stamp on team.
- New Gladbach boss Hecking to resist sweeping changes.
- Winter signing Kolodziejczak in line for debut.
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.
SV Darmstadt vs Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday, 15:30CET)
New SV Darmstadt 98 coach Torsten Frings is expected to ring the changes for his struggling Lilies side in his debut as a Bundesliga coach. Alexander Milosevic, Leon Guwara, Roman Bezjak and Anis Ben-Hatira are all expected to come in for Artem Fedetsky, Fabian Holland, Mario Vrancic and Sven Schipplock as Frings reorganises his side, currently sitting bottom of the table after their 2-0 loss at Hertha Berlin before the winter break.
Watch: Highlights of Darmstadt's 2-0 loss away at Hertha on Matchday 16:
Counterpart Dieter Hecking is also taking charge of his first game for Borussia Mönchengladbach and is expected to bring new signing Timotheé Kolodziejczak straight into the back-line. Christoph Kramer should return to the starting XI in place of the injured Tobias Strobl in the only other expected change from the side that lost their final game of 2016 against VfL Wolfsburg.
Watch: Highlights of Gladbach's 2-1 loss at home to Wolfsburg on Matchday 16:
Darmstadt possible line-up: Esser – Sirigu, Milosevic, Sulu, Guwara – Niemeyer, Gondorf – Heller, Rosenthal, Ben-Hatira – Bezjak
Absentees: Oliinyk (knee)
Coach: Thorsten Frings
Gladbach possible line-up: Sommer - Kolodziejczak, Christensen, Vestergaard - Korb, Dahoud, Kramer, Wendt - Stindl - Hazard, Raffael
Absentees: Doucoure (muscle tear), Herrmann (ankle), Traore (groin), Schulz (pulled muscle), Strobl (pelvis)
Coach: Dieter Hecking