Andrej Kramaric has been in hot form for Hoffenheim in 2017. - © © imago / Michael Weber
Andrej Kramaric has been in hot form for Hoffenheim in 2017. - © © imago / Michael Weber

Hoffenheim vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: Confirmed line-ups

Hoffenheim will seek to further their ambitions of a top-three finish at the expense of damaging Eintracht Frankfurt's fading chances of European football next season when they meet on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CEST/15:30GMT)

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Benjamin Hübner returns from suspension and goes straight into the starting XI. Andrej Kramaric has recovered from a shoulder problem to start.

Omar Mascarell is replaced in midfield by Guillermo Varela, who filled the role during the DFB Cup semi-final triumph on Tuesday.

Confirmed teams

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Süle, Vogt, Hübner – Rudy – Kaderabek, Amiri, Demirbay, Zuber – Kramaric, Wagner
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Absentees: None

Frankfurt: Hradecky – Abraham, Russ, Hector – Chandler, Stendera, Varela, Oczipka – Seferovic, Fabian, Barkok
Coach: Niko Kovac
Absentees: Hasebe (knee), Meier (heel), Medojevic (light training), Vallejo (thigh), Mascarell (Achilles)

Watch: Highlights of the reverse fixture in Frankfurt

Match Stats

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    Hoffenheim have a club record 55 points.Frankfurt have lost their last five away games, scoring just once.Along with Bayern and Dortmund, Hoffenheim are unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga this season. They have never gone a whole campaign without losing a home match.Frankfurt's Matchday 30 win over Augsburg ended a run of ten matches without a victory.After Matchday 20, Frankfurt were a point ahead of Hoffenheim; they are now 14 points adrift.Hoffenheim finished 15th last season, Frankfurt 16th.

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