Picking the Best Potential Borussia Dortmund Lineup to Face Mainz on Saturday

Borussia Dortmund are preparing for their final home game of the season, and the Black and Yellows will welcome Mainz 05 to the Westfalenstadion this weekend.


Die Nullfünfer will be travelling to North Rhine-Westphalia knowing that three points could confirm their status in the ​Bundesliga for another year. But ​Dortmund will have extra motivation of their own, with a win on Saturday making it a mathematical certainty that they will qualify for the Champions League.


Here's how Dortmund could lineup this weekend.

Goalkeeper

  • Weidenfeller
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​Although Roman Bürki will be eager to start this weekend, the Swiss shot-stopper's namesake, Roman Weidenfeller, could start on Saturday in what will prove to be his last ever home game at the club.

Defence

  • Piszczek
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  • Sokratis
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  • Toprak
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  • Schmelzer
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Borussia Dortmund should remain largely unchanged in defence this weekend, with Lukasz Piszczek, Sokratis and Ömer Toprak set to start against Sandro Schwarz's side.


But Dortmund's veteran left back Marcel Schmelzer could return to the starting lineup after losing his place to January signing Manuel Akanji over the last two weeks.

Midfield

  • Götze
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  • Reus
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  • Weigl
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​Borussia Dortmund could look to rotate their midfield this week in their last home game of the campaign, but the partnership of Julian Weigl and Mario Götze has impressed in the heart of the pitch.


Marco Reus has had a mesmerising return to fitness this season, and the Germany international appears to have found a new lease of life sitting just behind the striker - opposed to his regular spot on the left wing.

Forwards

  • Pulisic
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  • Philipp
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  • Schürrle
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Saturday's hosts could also rotate things in attack this weekend. Maxi Philipp will likely lead the line once again against Mainz, with Christian Pulisic also expected to get the nod despite Andriy Yarmolenko's return to fitness. 


But the impressive Jadon Sancho could see his place under threat if Peter Stöger favours giving André Schürrle a chance in the starting lineup this weekend.