Hertha Berlin began their cup run this season against SV Meppen back in September last year. They beat the third-tier side 1-0 via an additional-time winner from Davie Selke. They then faced Preussen Munster in the next round and won 3-1.
The hosts have failed to make it past this stage of the domestic cup for five consecutive seasons and will be hoping for better luck this time around.
Union Berlin faced Turkgucu Munchen in their first DFB-Pokal game of the season and won 1-0. Max Kruse scored the sole goal of the game twenty minutes after kickoff. The visitors then played Waldhof Mannheim in the second round and won 3-1 with Taiwo Awoniyi and Kevin Behrens scoring extra-time goals.
Union Berlin have come further in the cup than they did last season when they were beaten 3-2 by Paderborn in the second round. They will now be looking to extend their run in the competition with a win on Wednesday.
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Head-to-Head
In the last 10 meetings between Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin, the hosts have won four of those games while the visitors have won three times. There have been three draws between the two sides.
The two sides last met in a league clash back in November last year. Union Berlin won the game 2-0.
Hertha Berlin Form Guide (All Competitions): D-L-W-L-W
Union Berlin Form Guide (All Competitions): W-D-W-D-L
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Team News
Ishak Belfodil and Fredrik Andre Bjorkan both remain out with the COVID-19. Stevan Jovetic and Oliver Christensen are both injured and will miss the game as well.
Injured: Oliver Christensen, Stevan Jovetic
COVID-19: Ishak Belfodil, Fredrik Andre Bjorkan
Pawel Wszolek and Niko Giesselmann are recovering from COVID-19 and injury respectively and therefore may not be available to play. Taiwo Awoniyi is away on international duty and will be absent as well.
Doubtful: Pawel Wszolek, Niko Giesselmann
Unavailable: Taiwo Awoniyi
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Predicted XI
Hertha Berlin Predicted XI (4-4-2): Alexander Schwolow; Maximilian Mittelstädt, Niklas Stark, Jordan Torunarigha, Lukas Klunter; Suat Serdar, Vladimir Darida, Santiago Ascacibar, Marco Richter; Myziane Maolida, Davie Selke
Union Berlin Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Andreas Luthe; Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Timo Baumgartl; Bastian Oczipka, Grischa Promel, Rani Khedira, Christopher Trimmel; Genki Haraguchi; Andreas Voglsammer, Max Kruse
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Prediction
Hertha Berlin have picked up just two wins in their last 10 games and have failed to score any goals in half those games.
Union Berlin, on the other hand, have lost just one of their last six games across all competitions and are currently alive and well in the race for Champions League football. The visitors should win this one.
Prediction: Hertha Berlin 0-1 Union Berlin