Manager Hannes Wolf could also drop Marcin Kaminski or Benjamin Pavard to field a more attack-minded team, with Daniel Ginczek possibly partnering Simon Terodde up front.
Chadrac Akolo is suffering with an infection and could could be replaced by Josip Brekalo in attacking midfield.
Otherwise, manager Hannes Wolf is unlikely to make any unforced changes.
Matthias Lehmann should return from an ankle injury in time to start in central midfield.
Despite only being able to train once with the team after a late arrival from the Japanese national team, Yuya Osako is expected to replace the injured Jhon Córdoba up front, with Simon Zoller filling in behind him.
Recently signed veteran Claudio Pizarro provides a further attacking option from the bench.
FC Cologne have failed to score in their last 4 away matches (Bundesliga). FC Cologne lose or draw 1.25
FC Cologne have been losing at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 matches (Bundesliga). FC Cologne lose/lose 3.00
FC Cologne have lost 6 of their last 7 matches (Bundesliga). FC Cologne lose 1.91
Stuttgart have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches (Bundesliga). Stuttgart win or draw 1.25
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Stuttgart’s last 3 home games (Bundesliga). Under 2.5 goals 1.81
FC Cologne are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 away matches against Stuttgart in all competitions. FC Cologne win or draw 1.91
Previous Meetings (Last 6 matches)
ICF 11-01-2017 FT VfB Stuttgart 0 : 0 FC Cologne
GB 23-01-2016 FT FC Cologne 1 : 3 VfB Stuttgart
GB 16-08-2015 FT VfB Stuttgart 1 : 3 FC Cologne
GB 04-02-2015 FT FC Cologne 0 : 0 VfB Stuttgart
GB 30-08-2014 FT VfB Stuttgart 0 : 2 FC Cologne
GDP 19-12-2012 FT VfB Stuttgart 2 : 1 FC Cologne
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