Robin Dutt's men travel to the German capital off the back of their Champions League triumph over Chelsea in midweek.
Lell, Hubnik, Mijatovic, Kobiashvili
Ebert, Raffael, Ramos
Castro, Toprak Friedrich, Kadlec
Sam, Ballack, Schurrle
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.