Missing Players and team news:
Stuttgart’s form has significantly stuttered since Silas Wamangituka suffered an ACL injury in March, with the winger set to be out of first-team action until November as a result. Ahamada is suspended after his red card against Leipzig, with captain Gonzalo Castro potentially dropping into a deeper midfield role in his place, meaning Mateo Klimowicz could be an option to feature in behind Sasa Kalajdzic. Borna Sosa, Orel Mangala, Nicolas Gonzalez and Lilian Egloff are all expected to miss out due to injury, while Marcin Kaminski is unavailable due to COVID-19. Augsburg, meanwhile, have been dealt a major blow by the news that Germany international defender Felix Uduokhai is likely to miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. Weinzierl is unlikely to be able to call upon the services of Mads Pedersen, Rani Khedira or Tim Civeja in his first game of charge, either, due to injury, while Noah Sarenren Bazee is struggling with illness. It will be interesting to see whether the 46-year-old hands Augsburg’s longest-serving player Jan Moravek a start, having signed the Czech Republic international for the club back in 2012, while Marco Richter and Florian Niederlechner will be hoping for recalls to the starting eleven.