Missing Players and team news:
Hoffenheim continue to be plagued by injuries, albeit not quite to the extent of other periods throughout the season, with Dennis Geiger and Benjamin Hubner ruled out for the season. Top goalscorer Andrej Kramaric is likely to be out until early May with an ankle issue, while Sargis Adamyan, Kostas Stafylidis and Havard Nordtveit are all hoping to return at some point during April. Central defender Kevin Vogt is available once again, though, which could allow Grillitsch to return to his preferred midfield position. Leverkusen, meanwhile, have two of their own long-term absentees in the shape of Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Julian Baumgartlinger, who will not play again this season having suffered ACL injuries. Santiago Arias and Lars Bender are hoping to return to first-team action at some point in April after lengthy injuries of their own, but will not be rushed back ahead of schedule. Wolf favoured Alario over Schick in attack against Schalke, but may look to find a way to accommodate both strikers in his 3-5-2 system given that both forwards continue to score at an impressive rate this season.