Borussia Dortmund-Eintracht Frankfurt Preview: Champions hoping to bounce back from Hamburg loss

Jurgen Klopp's troops recorded an encouraging 2-2 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek, and will be hoping for another positive result against the top-four hopefuls


Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Bender

Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus

Jung, Zambrano, Anderson, Oczipka
Rode, Schwegler
Aigner, Meier, Inui

Jurgen Klopp will be able to welcome Ilkay Gundogan back into the starting line-up after the Germany international sat out his side's 2-2 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. He should come into the team at the expense of Sebastian Kehl.

Neven Subotic is in line for a return to the fold after over a month out with a hamstring injury, but Felipe Santana could continue in his place. Finally, Julian Schieber will make a rare start up front in place of the suspended Robert Lewandowski.

Frankfurt, meanwhile, will be able to name a full-strength line-up for the trip to Signal Iduna Park, with only Martin Amedick set to miss out as he looks to build up fitness.

  • Borussia Dortmund have lost four games already this season, more than they did in the whole of 2011-12.
  • The German champions have beaten Eintracht Frankfurt more times than any other opponent.
  • Julian Schieber has not contributed to any goals in his 12 Bundesliga appearances this season.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt have only lost one of their last five matches with Dortmund.
  • Their coach, Armin Veh, has not come out on top against Dortmund in six encounters.
  • The top-four hopefuls have only lost once since the end of November. That came at Bayer Leverkusen, their last trip to North-Rhine Westphalia.