- Darmstadt captain Sulu remains a doubt.
- Sandro Wagner in line for early return to former club.
- Hoffenheim expected to ring the changes.
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After pulling out of the 6-0 defeat in Dortmund at the very last minute due to a calf twinge, SV Darmstadt 98 captain Aytac Sulu remains a doubt for the visit of Hoffenheim, but is still hopeful of a quick return. Should Jerome Gondorf fail to recover from a slight knee injury, he may be replaced by either Immanuel Höhn in defensive midfield or Mario Vrancic as a more attacking option.
The match kicks off at 20:00CEST/18:00GMT on Tuesday 20 September at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann is certain to change things around after the goalless draw at home to VfL Wolfsburg. Freshly-capped Germany international Niklas Süle picked up a knock in that match and could be replaced by Kevin Vogt. Kerem Demirbay may start in place of Nadiem Amiri and it’s also possible that Philipp Ochs or Jeremy Toljan will step in for Pavel Kaderabek.
Darmstadt possible line-up: Esser - Fedetskyy, Höhn, Milosevic, Holland - Jungwirth, Gondorf - Heller, Vrancic, Ben-Hatira - Schipplock
Absentees: Niemeyer (suspended), Obinna (suspended), Platte (hip operation)
Coach: Norbert Meier
Hoffenheim possible line-up: Baumann - Rudy, Süle, Bicakcic, Kaderabek - Polanski - Rupp, Demirbay - Uth, Kramaric - Wagner
Absentees: Schwegler (knee)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann