- US international Boyd could bolster Darmstadt attack.
- New signing Subotic an option for Köln.
- Captain Lehmann misses out again for the visitors.
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 18.
SV Darmstadt 98 - 1. FC Köln (Saturday, 15:30CET)
SV Darmstadt 98 earned a 0-0 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in Torsten Frings’ first match in charge and the new boss is unlikely to tinker too much after watching his side end an eight-game losing streak in the Bundesliga. Darmstadt have not scored in five matches, though, so USMNT striker Terrence Boyd is a welcome addition after completing a move from RB Leipzig. Meanwhile, Tunisian attacker Änis Ben-Hatira has been released by the club.
Watch: Highlights of Darmstadt's draw with Gladbach on Matchday 17:
Defender Neven Subotic has joined 1. FC Köln on loan from Borussia Dortmund so he could potentially go straight into the starting line-up following their Matchday 17 scoreless draw at 1. FSV Mainz 05. Milos Jojic is a doubt after picking up an ankle problem in training and another midfielder, Köln captain Matthias Lehmann, is definitely out after suffering a setback in his bid to recover from a knee problem.
Watch: Highlights of Köln's draw at Mainz on Matchday 17:
Darmstadt possible line-up: Esser – Sirigu, Milosevic, Sulu, Holland – Gondorf, Vrancic, Rosenthal – Heller, Colak, Guwara.
Absentees: Oliinyk (knee)
Coach: Torsten Frings
Köln possible line-up: Kessler – Sörensen, Subotic, Heintz – Olkowski, Höger, Hector, Rausch – Clemens, Osako – Modeste
Absentees: Horn, Lehmann (both knee), Risse (cruciate ligament), Guirassy (muscular)
Coach: Peter Stöger