Summary

  • Reus to start on bench, but could make first Bundesliga appearance of the season.
  • Frankfurt striker Meier in line to replace Hrgota.
  • Mascarell suspended for the hosts.

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With Borussia Dortmund in town, Eintracht Frankfurt are expected to stick with the three-man backline that has brought them success, but with Makoto Hasebe moving into midfield in place of the suspended Omar Mascarell, centre-back Michael Hector will return to the first XI. Up front, Alex Meier should feature from the off having scored off the bench in the come-from-behind victory over SV Werder Bremen last weekend.

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's Matchday 11 triumph over Bremen:

Dortmund's injury issues are easing and head coach Thomas Tuchel has a near full squad at his disposal for the trip to Frankfurt, including fit-again Marco Reus, who played a starring role in the stunning 8-4 UEFA Champions League win over Legia Warszawa. However, the Germany international will start on the bench. "Two matches in a matter of days would be a bit excessive after six months out," explained Tuchel. "You don't need to be a sports scientist to know that would be a high-risk approach to take." BVB are expected to switch back to a 4-1-4-1 formation, having operated with a three-man backline in their two most recent Bundesliga matches.

Watch: Highlights of Dortmund's win over Bayern in Der Klassiker:

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Frankfurt possible line-up: Hradecky - Hector, Abraham, Vallejo - Chandler, Hasebe, Huszti, Oczipka - Fabian, Gacinovic - Meier

Absentees: Mascarell (suspended), Tawatha (knee), Tarashaj (tonsil surgery), Anderson (knee), Russ (recovery from illness), Varela (ligament), Stendera (cruciate ligament)

Coach: Nico Kovac

Dortmund possible line-up: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer - Weigl - Dembele, Castro, Götze, Schürrle - Aubameyang

Absentees: Bender (adductor), Subotic (light training), Rode (recovery after operation)

Coach: Thomas Tuchel

Eintracht Frankfurt host Borussia Dortmund at the Commerzbank Arena, with the game kicking off at 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT on 26 November.

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