Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich
DFB Pokal, Germany
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: Olympiastadion, Germany
Experiencing a disappointing defeat on their latest Bundesliga fixture, Bayern Munich are looking for redemption this midweek. FC Hollywood are looking for victory in the third round of DFB Pokal against Hertha Berlin at Olympiastadion.
Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich Possible Lineups
Here are the Possible lineups for both sides as they are gearing themselves for this exciting DFB Pokal third round clash. Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 3-4-3
Probable Lineups: Jarstein(g);Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik(def);Lazaro, Grujic, Maier, Plattenhardt(mid);Dua, Selke, Ibisevic(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Ulreich(g); Kimmich, Sule, Boateng, Alaba(def); Martinez, Sanches(mid);Muller, Goretzka, James(att mid) Lewandowski(att)
Heading into this Sunday battle, both teams have already been involved in several matches mostly in Bundesliga. Let’s find out what kind of results the two sides have been experiencing to get a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DLWDL
Starting off the new year with a win over Nurnberg, Hertha struggle in their next two games in Bundesliga. Only drawing 2-2 at home against Schalke, Pal Dardai’s men suffered a disappointing defeat against Wolfsburg on their latest fixture.
Picking up two defeats in their last two home games, The Old Lady will be determined in regaining their confidence back in front of their home fans by beating Bayern.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWL
Bayern also started their 2019 in exciting fashion as they won their first two games in January, defeating Hoffenheim and Stuttgart. However, Niko Kovac’s men fell short on their latest league fixture, being beaten by Bayer Leverkusen.
Not keen on losing their momentum further, The Bavarians will be pushing for victory in their midweek cup game against Hertha.
The home team doesn’t have many injury problems as Dardai will only miss Derrick Luckassen and Julius Kade this midweek. Aside from those two defenders, Hertha can field their best possible line up if they feel like it.
Playing in front of their home crowd, The Old Lady will try to give their best shot in taking down Bayern. In fulfilling that ambition, Dardai will be counting on Vedad Ibisevic and Davie Selke up front.
In comparison to their opponent, Bayern do have some major absentees for the Wednesday cup tie. Corentin Tolisso is still out with long term injury, while Franck Ribery along with Arjen Robben most likely won’t make the team either.
In goal, Manuel Neuer is reportedly doubtful due to hand injury, so Sven Ulreich most likely will start. James Rodriguez could also be given the opportunity to start, while Robert Lewandowski remain the main man up front.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between Bayern and Hertha surprisingly have been quite even with both teams each wining one game and drawing three of them.
Dadai’s team did get the win on their latest meeting as they stunned Kovac’s side with a 2-0 victory.
Both teams didn’t have the best of results on their latest Bundesliga fixtures, triggering a potential intriguing battle as they will be looking for redemption. Hertha haven’t been getting the results at home recently and that might be a concern for their coach, Dadai.
However, the tactician will try to remind his players over their success of beating the same opponent last September. Bayern themselves are not taking the cup game lightly as they need to regain their positive momentum ahead of a hectic schedule.
Final Score 1 – 2