- Forsberg still suspended for Leipzig.
- Scottish winger Burke absent through illness.
- Hoffenheim striker Uth could return to the starting XI.
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.
RB Leipzig - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Saturday, 15:30CET)
Emil Forsberg is still suspended for RB Leipzig after the Swedish attacking midfielder started a three-game ban by sitting out the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 17. Scottish winger Oliver Burke has also been ruled out for this weekend’s game because of flu. Marvin Compper felt pain in an adductor muscle on Thursday but the defender is optimistic that he’ll be fit for Saturday, when Leipzig will try to preserve their unbeaten home record against the only team in Europe’s top five leagues that is still undefeated.
Watch: Highlights of Leipzig's win against Frankfurt on Matchday 17:
A win for Hoffenheim would see them move to within five points of second-placed Leipzig. Czech wing back Pavel Kaderabek should return for the visitors after shaking off a calf injury, but Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has indicated that doubts remain over the involvement of strikers Mark Uth and Andrej Kramaric. Croatian international Kramaric, who came on to score in last weekend’s 2-0 win at FC Augsburg, has missed some training this week with a stomach complaint.
Watch: Highlights of Hoffenheim's win at Augsburg on Matchday 17:
Leipzig possible line-up: Gulacsi – Bernardo, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg – Ilsanker, Demme – Sabitzer, Keita – Werner, Poulsen
Absentees: Forsberg (suspended), Klostermann (cruciate ligament), Burke (flu)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Hoffenheim possible line-up: Baumann – Süle, Vogt, Hübner – Zuber, Kaderabek – Rudy, Demirbay, Amiri – Wagner, Uth
Absentees: Rupp (knee), Toljan (thigh)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann