Gladbach: Sommer - Elvedi, Christensen, Vestergaard, Wendt - Hofmann, Dahoud, Strobl, Traore – Stindl (c), Hahn
Coach: Dieter Hecking
Absentees: Doucoure (thigh), Kramer (knee), Johnson (thigh), Jantschke (muscle), Schulz (light training), Hazard (knee), Raffael (knee)
Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter, Bender, Schmelzer (c) - Durm, Sahin, Castro, Guerreiro - Dembele, Reus, Pulisic
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Absentees: Bartra (broken arm), Durm (thigh), Götze (metabolic), Schürrle (Achilles)
- These are three important away trips for BVB. They have lost only twice on home turf this campaign (vs. Bayern in the Supercup and vs. Monaco in the UCL), but have been beaten eight times in all competitions away from home this season.
- Both Borussias are struggling more than last season. In 2015/16 they were second and fifth with a combined 20 points more on the board than right now.
- Dortmund lost three of their last four Bundesliga matches against the Foals under Jürgen Klopp. They have managed three clear wins so far under Thomas Tuchel (4-1, 3-1 and 4-0).
- Tuchel has only managed four Bundesliga wins with BVB against Wolfsburg (15-3).
- Marco Reus joined Dortmund from Gladbach for €17m in 2012. He has an excellent record against his former club under Tuchel, either scoring or assisting seven goals in his last three appearances. Die Schwarzgelben also have a better record with Reus in the side, suffering more defeats without him starting (19/59 Bundesliga games) than with him (18/106).
- Dieter Hecking and Thomas Tuchel are currently the two most experienced Bundesliga coaches in the league.