Missing Players and team news:
Stuttgart will remain without Silas Wamangituka for the foreseeable future after the winger sustained an ACL injury last month. Nicolas Gonzalez is unlikely to return until the end of the month due to a thigh injury, with Wednesday’s match against Wolfsburg also likely to come too soon for Lilian Egloff, Clinton Mola, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui and Orel Mangala to feature. Former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is suspended having picked up his fifth booking of the season against Union Berlin, so Atakan Karazor is primed to drop into the back three, with captain Gonzalo Castro returning to the first XI. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, have two suspensions of their own in Paulo Otavio and Kevin Mbabu after both full-backs picked up their fifth cautions of the season against Bayern. Roussillon is a natural replacement for Otavio at left-back, but with no natural alternative to Mbabu, Ridle Baku may be utilised as an attacking right-back, with Josip Brekalo coming into the side higher up the pitch. Joshua Guilavogui and Renato Steffen are both ruled out until at least early May with groin and ankle injuries respectively.