Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 33 Goals 68 (81)
(30) 23 Assists 49 (60)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7.3 (7)
31.1 Average Age 27.5
185.1 Average Height (cm) 183.6
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.5 (1.1)
(50%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 52% (51%)
(0.8) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1.2)
(2.2) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Niko Bungert Out 6.99
Chinedu Ede Out 6.29
Eric Choupo-Moting Out 6.77
Player Reason Status Rating
Sven Bender Out 7.11
Patrick Owomoyela Out N/A
Sebastian Kehl Doubtful 6.94

Team News

  • Julian Baumgartlinger returns from suspension to replace Eugen Polanski in central midfield.
  • Nikita Rukavytsya and Nicolai Müller compete for the spot alongside Adám Szalai up front.
  • Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting returned to training this week, but is unlikely to feature at this stage.
  • Otherwise, manager Tuchel could field an unchanged team.
  • Sven Bender is injured and could be repaced by Sebastian Kehl in defensive midfield.
  • If Kehl himself cannot recover in time, the more attack-minded Moritz Leitner could get a chance to start alongside Ilkay Gündogan.
  • Kevin Großkreutz, Ivan Perisic and Jakub Blaszczykowski compete for a spot on the wing.
  • Manager Klopp will come up against his former employers in this game.


  • Mainz have been in good form lately and should not have lost too much confidence after their loss at Hamburg last weekend.
  • Dortmund have been in solid form as well and their Champions League performances have given the team a lot of confidence to take into the domestic campaign. It remains to be seen how tired some players will be after a trip to Amsterdam though.
  • Expect Dortmund to dominate the game from the outset and Mainz to try to hit them on the break.

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