Missing Players and team news:
Leipzig are likely to be without Tyler Adams until early May after the midfielder suffered a back problem during the win against Bremen. Benjamin Henrichs replaced the American at half time and could come into the first XI against Hoffenheim, with Nordi Mukiele providing an alternative option. Konrad Laimer, Dominik Szoboszlai and Yussuf Poulsen all remain sidelined through injury, so Sorloth is likely to continue in attack after his two-goal showing against Bremen last time out. Dayot Upamecano and Angelino are seemingly available once again having recovered from their muscle injuries, with Nagelsmann likely to provide both with some game time ahead of Tuesday’s trip to face FC Koln. Hoffenheim, meanwhile, continue to have a lengthy list of absentees, with Dennis Geiger, Ermin Bicakcic and Benjamin Hubner ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Kevin Akpoguma, Kevin Vogt, Mijat Gacinovic, Sargis Adamyan and Kostas Stafylidis are unlikely to recover in time for the trip to Leipzig. Sebastian Rudy suffered a knock during the draw with Leverkusen, too, with Andrej Kramaric replacing him after 38 minutes. The Croatian’s return should see an upturn in Hoffenheim’s attacking performance at the very least, with Robert Skov potentially dropping out of the XI to allow Diadie Samassekou to slot into the midfield.