Goal.com previews the action as Jurgen Klopp's men look to keep up their title tilt with a trip to the easyCredit Stadion
Feulner, Maroh, Wollscheid, Plattenhardt
Eigler, Didavi, Esswein
Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Kuba, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Tomas Pekhart has undergone surgery on his thumb, but is likely to make the squad for Friday's clash. Meanwhile, Juri Judt and Timothy Chandler have both returned to fitness, but are unlikely to make the starting line-up. However, Per Nilsson sustained an injury in the course of the week, while Hanno Balitsch, Tim Klose and Javier Pinola are not fit enough to play any part.
Mario Gotze remains sidelined for the Bundesliga champions, but Jakub 'Kuba' Blaszczykowski's recent renaissance makes the 19-year-old absence less of a headache. Despite deadline day speculation linking him with Fulham, Lucas Barrios stayed at the club, but is only set to make the bench, behind the in-form Robert Lewandowski.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Nurnberg last won this fixture over four years' ago - when they triumphed 2-0 over BVB at home.
- The Bavarians triumphed 3-0 over Borussia Dortmund in the 1961 German Championship final, when the competition consisted of a group stage, followed by a final.
- Nurnberg defender Markus Feulner joined his current side from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
- Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga matches against Nurnberg.
- Jurgen Klopp's men won on their previous trip to Bavaria courtesy of a 1-0 victory against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
- BVB midfielder Ilkay Gundogan moved to Signal Iduna Park from Nurnberg in the summer.