Bundesliga – Match-day 13 Sees Bayer Leverkusen take on Union Berlin

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Union Berlin looking to secure valuable away points and retain top spot, as they visit Bayer on Sunday – Kick-off 3:30pm GMT.

Union Berlin, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in first place and 15 places above sixteenth placed Bayer, going into the clash.

With the Bundesliga season well into its stride, Bayer Leverkusen have managed to gain nine points

Bayer come to this game on the back of a 2-0 away win against RB Leipzig at Red Bull Arena.

Also, suffering seven losses in 12 fixtures is a terrible run of form for any club, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With nine points, they currently sit sixteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws having won two matches, drawn three meetings, and lost seven fixtures.

Playing at home, Bayer have won one game, drawn two games, and lost three matches.

A win in this fixture would take Bayer Leverkusen’s points to 12 in the League.

Injury and illness have depleted Xabi Alonso’s Bayer and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Winning the Bundesliga and securing a Champion’s League qualification is Union Berlin’s focus

With Union Berlin having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Urs Fischer’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, League leaders Union Berlin keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 12 games is astonishing this season. They are worthy of their place within the Champion’s League zone. They are the team to beat, with 26 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 8W – 2L and 2D) having won eight fixtures, drawn two fixtures, and lost two matches.

Union Berlin’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Bayer. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three games, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.

Union Berlin will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 29 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good atacking and defensive team

Union Berlin’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding nine goals in their previous games. They have a good scoring average of 21 goals. Their stand out attacking players have been Sheraldo Becker (6), Janik Haberer (3), and Jordan Siebatcheu (3).

Bayer Leverkusen v Union Berlin – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Bayer and Union Berlin have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Bayer’s favour (5 – 1). Further, Bayer are unbeaten in their last five matches with Union Berlin at the Bay Arena. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Performance Report

For Bayer, Jeremie Frimpong has nettedfive goals in 12 League fixtures this campaign, while Sheraldo Becker contributed withsix goals in 12 League games this Bundesliga Season for Union Berlin.

Other players of note for Bayer are Jeremie Frimpong and Kerem Demirbay with five goals both and for Union Berlin are Janik Haberer and Jordan Siebatcheu with three goals and three goals respectively.