DFB Pokal 2018-19, Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI
After a poor start to their season, Bayern Munich seemed to have found their consistency back by racking up five wins on the bounce but the weekend defeat against Bayern Leverkusen has suddenly brought back a veil of doubt once again over the Bavarian giants.
Last year's DFB Pokal winning manager will be hoping to win his second consecutive domestic trophy with his new team.
Pál Dárdai and his men can garner confidence from the fact that of the four defeats Bayern Munich has suffered this season one has been at the hands of the Berlin side at the same venue in September.
Die Alte Dame will be hoping for another upset win against the Bavarian giants when they clash against each other.
This first encounter between the sides ended with Die Alte Dame winning 2-0 at home.
Hertha Berlin will be missing defenders Derrick Luckassen and Peter Pekarik along with winger Javairo Dilrosun and midfielder Julius Kade.
Mathew Leckie is another injury concern after the Australian picked up an injury during the AFC Asia Cup.
Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer is an injury concern for the fixture after injuring his thumb but has been added to the travelling squad. Sven Ulreich is likely to start in place of Neuer.
Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben are another injury concern for the Bavarians while Thiago is a doubt for the fixture. Corentin Tolisso still recovering from his injuries.
Hertha Berlin (3-4-3): Jarstein; Stark, Lustenberger, Rekik; Lazaro, Grujic, Maier, Plattenhardt; Duda, Selke, Ibisevic.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Alaba, Hummels, Sule, Kimmich; Thiago, Martinez; Mueller, Coman, Goretzka; Lewandoski