Borussia Dortmund know realistically only victory away at relegation threatened Paderborn will keep their slim Bundesliga title hopes alive.
Paderborn have drawn all three since the league returned from the enforced break, including a 0-0 draw at Augsburg in midweek.
Despite this, they have just four wins in the 2019-20 campaign and are nine points adrift of safety at the start of the Bundesliga weekend.
Borussia Dortmund were beaten 1-0 last time out by champions Bayern Munich, who took a giant step towards defending their title in the process.
Joshua Kimmich’s chipped effort before the break was the difference, meaning Bayern have a seven point advantage at the top.
Bundesliga form: Paderborn W0 D3 L2; Borussia Dortmund W4 D0 L1
Bundesliga top scorers
Paderborn – Streli Mamba & Dennis Srbeny 5 goals each
Borussia Dortmund – Jadon Sancho 14 goals
The former Brighton & Hove Albion defender Uwe Hünemeier is set to continue in defence with Luca Kilian recovering from injury.
Streli Mamba is back following injury; however Paderborn will be without the suspended Klaus Gjasula.
Erling Haaland was forced off in Tuesday’s loss to Bayern and has been ruled out.
Axel Witsel is likely to replace Mahmoud Dahoud whose season is over following a knee injury.
Expected starting XI’s
Paderborn (4-4-2): Zingerle; Jans, Hunemeier, Schonlau, Collins; Proger, Ritter, Vasiliadis, Antwi-Adjei; Mamba, Srbeny
Borussia Dortmund (3-4-3): Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji; Hakimi, Witsel, Can, Guerreiro; Brandt, Sancho; Hazard
Result: Borussia Dortmund (1/3 with Bet 365)
Correct Score: 0-3 (17/2 with Coral)
Anytime Goalscorer: Thorgan Hazard (23/20 with Coral)