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)

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Match Stats

  • 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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