Predicted Starting XI: Burki; Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Passlack; Sahin, Durm, Leitner; Mkhitaryan, Ramos, Pulisic. Players to WatchOne player whose individual performances haven't suffered too much during Stuttgart's poor run of form is left-winger Filip Kostic. The Serbian attacker has the pace and technical abilities to pose problems to any right-back in the league. Having scored and assisted four goals each in the "Ruckrunde, " as Germans call the second half of the season, the 23-year-old has been his side's most consistent danger man.
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Centre-back Timo Baumgartl "is feeling the effects of a flu virus, " per the club. Lukas Rupp's availability is still questionable. PATRIK STOLLARZ/Getty ImagesMidfielder Lukas Rupp, one of Stuttgart's top performers this season, is questionable after overcoming a flu himself, but told Kicker's George Moissidis (link in German) that he expects to be able to play. Kramny could opt for a cautious approach with five at the back, which worked well against Bayern until defender Georg Niedermeier scored an own goal.
This is their longest such run in the Bundesliga, according to Thursday's edition of German sport magazine Kicker. Although some of the recent meetings were quite scrappy, Dortmund usually got the better of Stuttgart. THOMAS KIENZLE/Getty ImagesDate: Saturday, April 23Time: 2:30 p. m. BST/9:30 a. ET/3:30 p.
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