The visitors fight to avoid relegation while BVB look to keep a clean sheet and finish the season level with a Bundesliga defensive record
Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Bender, da Silva; Gotze, Lewandowski; Barrios
Jurgen Klopp will have to do without long-term casualties Nuri Sahin, Sebastian Kehl, Patrick Owomoyela and Florian Kringe on Saturday. However, he will welcome back playmaker Shinji Kagawa, who may make a substitute appearance after missing the entire second half of the season with a metatarsal fracture.
Fahrmann; Jung, Rode, Russ, Kohler; Schwegler, Meier; Ochs, Caio, Fenin; Gekas
Ahead of Saturday's crucial match, Christoph Daum will be without long-term casualties Sonny Kittel, Zlatan Bajramovic, Georgios Tzavellas, Maik Franz, and Chris. Ricardo Clark has also been ruled out of the matchday squad. The only question mark over Daum's selection is in attack. Caio is tipped to start behind main striker Theofanis Gekas, but Ioannis Amanatidis could fill in alongside his Greek compatriot in place of the Brazilian.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Dortmund haven't been defeated in 15 Bundesliga home games (11 wins, four draws).
- Should they keep a clean sheet against Frankfurt, BVB will end the season tied for a Bundesliga record for fewest goals conceded.
- The champions have earned more points in 2010-11 than any Bundesliga team since Bayern Munich in 2007-08.
- Frankfurt have won only one of the 16 matches they have played since they defeated Dortmund 1-0 in December 2010 (10 defeats, five draws).
- Die Adler have only won two of their last 23 games at Dortmund (five draws, 16 defeats), although one of these two victories came last season (3-2).
- Christoph Daum's men have only scored six goals since the winter break; if they fail to score against Dortmund, they will set a new record for fewest goals scored in the second half of a season.