As each week passes, the expectation grows on Dortmund to get back to their best, but Jurgen Klopp has been unable to work his magic, despite the backing of his loyal supporters.
On Wednesday, the performance was promising for Dortmund, but the result would ultimately be disappointing as Wolfsburg scored late on to earn a 2-2 draw at Signal Iduna Park.
Klopp's side now have just one more chance to end 2014 on a high note, and Klopp could be tempted to make changes once again.
Bremen's own struggles continued in midweek as they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.
A win for Bremen could be enough to take them out of the relegation zone if other results go their way, but Viktor Skrypnyk will not be able to select Luca Caldirola, who is suspended after being sent off against Gladbach.
Recent form: WLWLDL
Possible starting lineup: Wolf, Selassie, Garcia, Galvez, Lukimya, Makiadi, Fritz, Junuzovic, Bartels, Bargfrede, Selke
Form in Bundesliga: WDLWLD
Form in all competitions: LLWDLD
Possible starting lineup: Langerak, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer, Durm, Kehl, Bender, Aubameyang, Kagawa, Gundogan, Immobile
Sports Mole says: 1-2