Lucien Favre’s men are two points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich heading into the final day of the season, with the leaders’ far superior goal difference meaning only meaning only victory will keep their slim title chances alive.
Having won each of the last seven consecutive encounters between the teams, they are available at 6/5 (2.20) with William Hill to give themselves a shot by coming out on top here.
However, Die Fohlen also need to win in order to guarantee their own place in the top four, and are priced at 15/8 (2.88) to pull off a shock win.
Three of the hosts’ last four home games have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 3/1 (4.00) on offer on them being held to another stalemate in this one.
Florian Neuhaus and Lars Stindl are unavailable for the hosts due to suspension and injury respectively, while Mamadou Doucoure, Patrick Herrmann, Raffael and Fabian Johnson are all doubtful.
Marius Wolf is suspended and Achraf Hakimi injured, with Abdou Diallo and Dan-Axel Zagadou facing late fitness tests.
Although their title chances are slim, Die Schwarzgelben will be taking some confidence from their strong record against this opposition and the fact that Bayern face a potentially tricky game against an Eintracht Frankfurt side in desperate need of victory.
What’s more, Dieter Hecking’s men are hardly the most daunting hosts considering they have failed to win any of their last seven matches in front of their own fans – losing four of those.
All in all, those 6/5 (2.20) odds seem like solid value on Dortmund getting their crucial win against a Monchengladbach team that has rarely troubled them in the past.