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  • November 26, 2011
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin
  • Referee: R. Hartmann
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Bundesliga Preview: Hertha Berlin - Bayer Leverkusen

Bundesliga Preview: Hertha Berlin - Bayer Leverkusen

Christof Koepsel

Robin Dutt's men travel to the German capital off the back of their Champions League triumph over Chelsea in midweek.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Hertha BSC
HERTHA BERLIN

Kraft
Lell, Hubnik, Mijatovic, Kobiashvili
Ottl, Niemeyer
Ebert, Raffael, Ramos
Lasogga

 
BAYER LEVERKUSEN


Leno
Castro, Toprak Friedrich, Kadlec
Bender, Rolfes
Sam, Ballack, Schurrle

Derdiyok



Despite throwing away a two-goal lead against struggling Freiburg last weekend, Markus Babbel should stick with the same lineup for Leverkusen's visit. And despite being substituted before the hour mark, Pierre Michel Lasogga should be fit to spearhead the Berliner attack.

Gonzalo Castro's switch to right back prompted the Bundesliga side's comeback against Chelsea, so he may well be preferred to Daniel Schwaab in Leverkusen's back line. Meanwhile, having scored the equalizer on Wednesday, Eren Derdiyok could regain his place in the starting lineup at Stefan Kiessling's expense.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga began his career at the BayArena before moving to the German capital.
  • The club's highest Bundesliga finish in the last 20 years was third place in 1998-1999, when it finished a solitary point behind Leverkusen.
  • While playing for Bayern Munich, Hertha coach Markus Babbel (pictured) won the Bundesliga on three occasions, with Leverkusen finishing as runner up each time.
  • Bayer Leverkusen beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 in the 1993 DFB-Pokal final.
  • The corresponding fixture two seasons ago ended in a 2-2 draw, and Hertha was to end that season with relegation.
  • The BayArena club succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Werder Bremen in the 2008-09 DFB Pokal final in this stadium.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Hertha BSC

Bayer Leverkusen

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Hertha BSC Berlin BER
Hertha BSC Berlin Hertha BSC
Draw
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen
16%
19%
65%

Top 3 Predictions

Hertha BSC Berlin BER
0 - 2
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
Hertha BSC Berlin BER
1 - 2
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
Hertha BSC Berlin BER
1 - 3
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV

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