Goal.com previews the action as the two top teams in the Bundesliga table clash
Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems
Bobadilla , Hanke
Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gotze, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Lucien Favre was dealth a hefty blow on Friday when it was confirmed that star forward Marco Reus would miss out on Saturday's match due to a broken toe, which is not sufficiently healed over the course of the week. Igor de Camargo has also withdrawn from the squad due to back problems, meaning that Raul Bobadilla is expected to be the Germany international's stand-in. Otherwise, Favre will likely be without fringe players Joshua King and Elias Kachunga.
For Dortmund the definite absentees are Julian Koch, Never Subotic and Sven Bender, who are all sidelined with injuries. It is not yet clear who will spearhead the attack for the Bundesliga champions, but following his goal against Schalke, Robert Lewandowski is likely be given the nod ahead of Lucas Barrios, who is yet to find the net for BVB this season.
||DID YOU KNOW|
- Gladbach hold the record for biggest victory in the history of the Bundesliga. They defeated none other than Dortmund in a 12-0 drubbing in 1978.
- Lucien Favre's men have won their last four matches in the Bundesliga. The club achieved this for the first time in 17 years.
- Gladbach are unbeaten in their last 10 home games. This is a record yet to be matched by any other Bundesliga team this season.
- Dortmund have won all but one of their last eight league games.
- BVB were defeated on their last visit to Monchengladbach. Last season Lucien Favre's men managed to edge the eventual champions 1-0 at Borussia Park, courtesy of a strike by Mohamadou Idrissou, who now represents Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Gladbach's leading goalscorer this season Marco Reus played for BVB from 2003 to 2006.