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Bundesliga Matchday 12: Lineups & Drama


As Matchday 12 of the Bundesliga approaches, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the clashes that will unfold across Germany’s top football division. In this comprehensive preview, we delve into the probable lineups, player suspensions, and key matchups for each fixture, providing fans with a detailed insight into what to expect in this exciting round of matches.

Friday 24 November:
Cologne vs. Bayern Munich (kick-off: 8.30pm CET)

Bayern Munich’s star, Joshua Kimmich, is set to rejoin the starting XI after serving a two-game suspension. The probable lineup for Bayern includes Neuer, Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies, Kimmich, Goretkza, Sané, Müller, Coman, and the prolific Harry Kane. Cologne, under coach Steffen Baumgart, will likely field Schwäbe, Carstensen, Hübers, Chabot, Heintz, Ljubičić, Martel, Waldschmidt, Kainz, Maina, and Selke. Notable absences include Pentke for Cologne and Buchmann and De Ligt for Bayern.

Saturday 25 November:
Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

Dortmund, led by coach Edin Terzić, is expected to feature Kobel, Süle, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson, Sabitzer, Can, Malen, Reus, Brandt, and Füllkrug. Gladbach, managed by Gerardo Seoane, is likely to deploy Nicolas, Scally, Elvedi, Wöber, Honorat, Reitz, Weigl, Koné, Netz, Čvančara, and Pléa. Duranville and Lotka are sidelined for Dortmund, while Gladbach contends with a list of absentees, including Itakura, Jantschke, Lainer, Omlin, Ullrich, and Wolf.

Union Berlin vs. Augsburg

Union Berlin, led by coach Marco Grote, is expected to field Rønnow, Jaeckel, Knoche, Leite, Král, Juranović, Laïdouni, Haberer, Gosens, Becker, and Behrens. Augsburg, under coach Jess Thorup, is likely to deploy Dahmen, Gumny, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Pedersen, Rexhbecaj, Dorsch, Jensen, Demirović, Vargas, and Tietz. Khedira is suspended for Union, while Augsburg deals with absences such as Framberger, Maier, and Oxford.

Freiburg vs. Darmstadt

Freiburg, managed by Christian Streich, is expected to feature Atubolu, Ginter, Lienhart, Gulde, Sildillia, Eggestein, Höfler, Weißhaupt, Röhl, Grifo, and Höler. Darmstadt, coached by Torsten Lieberknecht, is likely to deploy Schuhen, Zimmermann, Gjasula, Maglica, Bader, Kempe, Holland, Nürnberger, Mehlem, Pfeiffer, and Skarke. Freiburg grapples with the absence of players like Günter, Kübler, Kyereh, and Philipp, while Darmstadt contends with Klarer’s suspension and doubts surrounding Manu and Vilhelmsson.

Wolfsburg vs. RB Leipzig

Wolfsburg, under coach Niko Kovač, is expected to field Casteels, Lacroix, Jenz, Zesiger, Maehle, Svanberg, Arnold, Paredes, Černý, Majer, and Wind. Leipzig, managed by Marco Rose, is likely to deploy Blaswich, Henrichs, Simakan, Castello, Raum, Xavi, Schlager, Kampl, Forsberg, Openda, and Šeško. Nmecha is unavailable for Wolfsburg, and Wimmer is out with an ankle injury. Leipzig contends with Olmo’s shoulder injury, with doubts lingering over Bitshiabu and Orban.

Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Bremen, coached by Ole Werner, is expected to feature Zetterer, Veljković, Friedl, Jung, Weiser, Schmid, Stage, Bittencourt, Deman, Borré, and Ducksch. Leverkusen, led by Xabi Alonso, is likely to deploy Hrádecký, Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Frimpong, Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo, Hofmann, Wirtz, and Boniface. Opitz is unavailable for Bremen, while Leverkusen deals with Arthur’s thigh injury.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. VfB Stuttgart (kick-off: 6.30pm CET)

Frankfurt, under coach Dino Toppmöller, is expected to field Trapp, Tuta, Smolčić, Pacho, Dina Ebimbe, Larsson, Skhiri, Max, Chaïbi, Knauff, and Marmoush. Stuttgart, managed by Sebastian Hoeneß, is likely to deploy Nübel, Stenzel, Anton, Zagadou, Ito, Karazor, Stiller, Leweling, Millot, Führich, and Guirassy. Koch and Rode are sidelined for Frankfurt, while Stuttgart has no reported doubts or absentees.

Sunday 26 November:
Heidenheim vs. Bochum

Heidenheim, coached by Frank Schmidt, is expected to feature Müller, Traoré, Mainka, Gimber, Föhrenbach, Maloney, Theuerkauf, Dinkçi, Beck, Beste, and Kleindienst. Bochum, led by Thomas Letsch, is likely to deploy Riemann, Mašović, Schlotterbeck, Bernardo, Gamboa, Losilla, Stöger, Osterhage, Antwi-Adjei, Asano, and Hofmann. Keller and Qenaj are unavailable for Heidenheim, with Pieringer doubtful. Bochum contends with a list of absentees, including Bero, Esser, Mousset, Ordets, and Tolba, with Soares doubtful.

Hoffenheim vs. Mainz (kick-off: 5.30pm CET)

Hoffenheim, managed by Pellegrino Matarazzo, is expected to field Baumann, Kabak, Vogt, Akpoguma, Bebou, Prömel, Stach, Bülter, Kramarić, Weghorst, and Beier. Mainz, under coach Jan Siewert, is likely to deploy Zentner, Fernandes, Bell, Leitsch, da Costa, Barreiro, Krauß, Mwene, Gruda, Lee, and Ajorque. Hoffenheim contends with the absence of Berisha, Geiger, and John, with doubts surrounding Kadeřábek and Skov. Main

z grapples with Guilavogui’s hamstring injury, along with absences due to injuries and suspensions for Hanche-Olsen, Kohr, Onisiwo, Van den Berg, and Weiper.


As the Bundesliga gears up for Matchday 12, football fans can anticipate thrilling encounters, tactical battles, and moments of individual brilliance. The probable lineups, suspensions, and injury updates provide a comprehensive overview of each team’s preparation for the upcoming fixtures. With the stage set for another weekend of football drama, the excitement in the Bundesliga continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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