Picking the Best Potential Borussia Dortmund Lineup to Face TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday

​Borussia Dortmund host Hoffenheim at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday evening, with the home side looking to start anew under their new manager. 

Despite Dortmund only winning once in their last nine ​Bundesliga games, a victory at the weekend could lift them to third in the table if results go their way in other matches.

Stöger is set to keep with the same team that performed so well on Tuesday against Mainz 05, with the Austrian hoping to install some consistency into a Dortmund starting eleven that has been constantly changing this season. 

Here is the potential lineup for the match...


  • Bürki

​Swiss international Roman Bürki kept his first clean sheet in the Bundesliga since matchday five in the win against Mainz on Tuesday night, and with tough opponents in the shape of Hoffenheim to come, he will be hoping for another shut out. 


  • Toljan
  • Sokratis
  • Toprak
  • Schmelzer

​A defence that has been under scrutiny this season seemed to turn a corner in the win on Tuesday night.

Under new boss Stöger, Dortmund didn't try and overplay in their half of the field, something that of which they were guilty of under ex-manager Peter Bosz. Due to the lack of play in their half, der BVB did not lose possession sloppily, which meant that Mainz had to rely on their attacking threat to score.

It will be important for ​Borussia to continue in this manner going forward, and if they can put a string of clean sheets together, they could find themselves back in the title race in no time.


  • Kagawa
  • Weigl
  • Guerreiro

​It came a somewhat of a surprise that Stöger deployed Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa on the right of a three in midfield on Tuesday night, however the ex-​Manchester United man was one of the star performers and grabbed himself a goal on the night.

The three in midfield remained compact throughout the game and rarely gave Mainz anytime on the ball, which is something they will hope to replicate on Saturday evening against Hoffenheim.


  • Yarmolenko
  • Aubameyang
  • Pulisic

​American Christian Pulisic began on the left of the three against Mainz, and in the battle versus himself and Mainz defender Daniel Brosinski, the USA international came out on top. 

This season the teenager has really been given the opportunity to perform on a consistent basis, and with every passing game he continues to gain admirers.