- Mario Götze and Shinji Kagawa back in contention for Dortmund.
- Kerem Demirbay and Sebastian Rudy doubts for the hosts.
- Hoffenheim are the Bundesliga's last unbeaten team.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 15.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann is sweating on the fitness of two key midfielders ahead of Friday's encounter: both Kerem Demirbay and Sebastian Rudy missed Matchday 14's 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt and are touch-and-go to feature this weekend. Otherwise, however, there are no injury concerns for Nagelsmann.
Watch: Highlights of Hoffenheim's 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt:
The visitors, Borussia Dortmund, are expected to welcome back a star duo: Shinji Kagawa and Mario Götze are all fit again and set to return after their respective lay-offs. Roman Bürki remains out, however, as does Nuri Sahin. There are also problems in defence for Thomas Tuchel, with Sokratis, Lukasz Piszczek and Erik Durm all out. Their absences could mean returns for Sven Bender and Felix Passlack.
Watch: highlights of Dortmund's 1-1 draw with Köln:
Hoffenheim possible line-up: Baumann - Süle, Vogt, Hübner - Polanski (c) – Kaderabek, Rupp, Toljan – Kramaric, Wagner, Amiri
Absentees: Rudy (ribs), Demirbay (thigh)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Dortmund possible line-up: Weidenfeller - Passlack, Ginter, Bender, Schmelzer - Merino, Weigl - Reus, Götze, Dembele - Aubameyang
Absentees: Bürki (broken hand), Subotic, Guerreiro, (match fitness), Sahin (knee), Durm (back), Sokratis, Castro, Rode, Piszczek (knocks)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim play host to Borussia Dortmund at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena, with the game kicking off at 20:30CET/19:30GMT on 16 December.