Dortmund – After seeing their 100% start ended in midweek, Borussia Dortmund will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they face newly-promoted SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday (kick-off 17:30CEST/15:30GMT).


Top facts

  • Darmstadt's current haul of nine points is more than they totalled in their previous two Bundesliga seasons put together.
  • Darmstadt's first Bundesliga win came against Dortmund on 7 October 1978, but BVB have won their last three competitive fixtures against the Lillies.
  • Darmstadt are unbeaten away from home, having drawn 1-1 at FC Schalke 04 and beaten Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0.
  • With his goal against FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 2, Marco Reus has scored against all of the current Bundesliga clubs bar Darmstadt.
  • Darmstadt coach Dirk Schuster was sent off three times during his playing career, two red cards came against Dortmund for fouls on Lars Ricken.

Possible line-ups

Dortmund: Bürki – Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer – Weigl, Gündogan – Reus, Kagawa, Mkhitaryan - Aubameyang

Absentees: Durm (knee), Subotic (back), Sahin, Bonmann

Darmstadt: Mathenia – Garics, Sulu, Caldirola, Junior Diaz – Niemeyer, Gondorf – Heller, Rausch – Rosenthal - Wagner

Absentees: Platins (thigh), Stark (ankle), Wembacher, Finger, Kazimi, Volk