Emanuel Pogatetz returns from suspension and could replace Mario Eggimann or Karim Haggui at centre-back.
Steven Cherundolo and Sofian Chahed compete for the spot at right-back.
Mame Biram Diouf and Mohammed Abdellaoue are most likely to start up front again, allowing Jan Schlaudraff to switch to the right wing.
Dortmund have been in impressive form for months now and they are three points ahead of second-placed Gladbach. Their defence is very solid and offensively they always create chances.
Hannover have found their form again after the winter break and their counter-attacking 4-4-2 is working as well as last season again. With many players returning from injury and suspension, manager Slomka has a huge pool to pick from.
Expect Dortmund to dominate the game and Hannover to wait for their chances on the break. The home team should be clear favourites to win.
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