Union Berlin v B Mönchengladbach: Bundesliga Action on Match-day 12

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Gladbach to challenge League Leaders Union Berlin, as they visit the An der Alten Försterei Stadium on Sunday GMT.

Leaders Union Berlin are currently seven places higher than their opponents Gladbach, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and eighth positions respectively.

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

Union Berlin will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Bochum and Borussia Dortmund. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, League leaders Union Berlin keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 11 fixtures is astonishing this season, who sit comfortably withing the Champion’s League qualification zone. With 7 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws for a total of 23 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the Bundesliga having won seven matches, drawn two meetings, and lost two games.

When Union Berlin host Gladbach, they will do so on the back of four wins and one draw on their own ground.

The ultimate prize this season will be for Union Berlin to finish top of the Bundesliga and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

Good atacking and defensive team

Union Berlin have a solid defence, having so far only conceded eight goals in their previous games. Union Berlin will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (19). Their stand out attacking players have been Sheraldo Becker (6), Janik Haberer (3), and Jordan Siebatcheu (3).

Union Berlin’s squad will likely be depleted of one of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen B Mönchengladbach achieve 16 points

Time will tell, whether Gladbach’s recent run of poor form is about to change. However Daniel Farke will be keen to turn his season around with this game, following the recent defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, which followed a disappointing 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg.

Also, Gladbach will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Bundesliga season. With an eighth position in the league and 4 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 16 points in the League having won four matches, drawn four meetings, and lost three matches.

Playing away from home, Gladbach have drawn four meetings and lost one game.

B Mönchengladbach will have 19 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Gladbach have a good scoring record this season, with 19 netted so far (17 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Marcus Thuram (8), Ramy Bensebaini (5), and Jonas Hofmann (3). Gladbach have shown a poor defensive performance so far, having conceded 17 goals in their previous fixtures.

Gladbach are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Daniel Farke is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without five of his key players

Union Berlin v B Mönchengladbach – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the clubs have already met each other seven times with the result being three victories and two draws for Union Berlin. In addition, Gladbach have won two out of three games when visiting Union Berlin. In their most recent meeting of this fixture B Mönchengladbach delivered a 1-2 away win.

Other players of note for Union Berlin are Janik Haberer and Jordan Siebatcheu with three goals and three goals respectively and for Gladbach are Ramy Bensebaini and Jonas Hofmann with five goals and three goals respectively.