Borussia Dortmund host an in-form Eintracht Frankfurt side on Friday night as they look to bounce back from the defeat at Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday.
In what was a contender for Bundesliga game of the season, BVB surrendered a 3-2 advantage in the second half, eventually losing 4-3 as Lars Bender nodded in the winner eight minutes from time.
The stalemate between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig a day later, however, means that Dortmund are still just four points off top spot.
Eintracht will be no walkover, mind. The Europa League outfit have started the
Where to Watch on TV
|When is Kick Off?||Friday 14 January|
|What Time is Kick Off?||19:30 (BST)|
|Where is it Played?||Westfalenstadion|
|TV Channel/Live Stream||BT Sport 3|
Marco Reus' injury means that Erling Haaland - who failed to score against Leverkusen, the fraud - will lead the line once more for the hosts.
Midfielder Thomas Delaney also remains on the sidelines while Julian Brandt - who's established himself as a key member of the side in recent weeks - is also set for a spell out after tearing an ankle ligament against Leverkusen.
As for Frankfurt, Bas Dost could return to the squad after recovering from an illness which kept him out of the 5-0 victory over Augsburg last Friday.
Midfielders Lucas Torro and Gelson Fernandes remain sidelined, while David Abraham is a doubt after being forced off in the first half of last week's win.
|Dortmund||Burki; Akanji, Hummels, Zagadou, Guerreiro; Can, Witsel; Hakimi, Hazard, Sancho; Haaland.|
|Frankfurt||Trapp; Toure, Hasebe, Hinteregger, N'Dicka; Chandler, Rode, Kohr, Kostic, Gacinovic; Silva.|
Head to Head Record
Frankfurt have struggled in this fixture in recent years, winning just six of the last 30 meetings between these two sides - their last victory over BVB was
Dortmund's blistering start to the
|Leverkusen 4-3 Dortmund (08/02)||Frankfurt 5-0 Augsburg (07/02)|
|Werder Bremen 3-2 Dortmund (04/02)||Frankfurt 3-1 Leipzig (04/02)|
|Dortmund 5-0 Union Berlin (01/02)||Fortuna 1-1 Frankfurt (01/02)|
|Dortmund 5-1 Koln (24/01)||Frankfurt 2-0 Leipzig (25/01)|
|Augsburg 3-5 Dortmund (18/01)||Hoffenheim 1-2 Frankfurt (18/01)|
Despite Frankfurt's and, more specifically, Kostic's brilliant form, Dortmund's record at the
Favre's side won't blow away Frankfurt like they did Koln and Union Berlin in their past two home games but nevertheless, you can expect to see the third-place side pull through with a much-needed victory.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt