Relegation-threatened VfB Stuttgart, who are winless in their last five outings and have lost their last three, will host Koln, who are unbeaten in their last five matches, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday at 14:30 GMT.
VfB Stuttgart will be looking for 3 points to help them in their bid to survive in the Bundesliga this season. They are 17th on the table and just 4 points off the bottom.
FC Koln will look to continue the fine form that has seen them climb into the middle of the table. Untreated in the last five, Koln will seek to dominate and win the clash with Stuttgart to bolster their chances of making it into the top half of the table.
Stuttgart will be without centre-forward Serhou Guirassy (tear in the abductor muscle) and centre-forward Tiago Tomas (fitness issue).
Koln have several players unavailable for the clash with Stuttgart; these include Sebastian Andersson (knee), Florian Dietz (cruciate ligament), Luca Kilian (muscle bundle), Mark Uth (surgery), Kristian Pedersen (muscle), and Rijad Smajic (ankle).
Stuttgart will be looking to give a battling and defiant performance full of energy, heart, discipline, and industry. Koln will be disciplined and confident in their attack.
Koln will win the match and take the 3 points.
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