Bundesliga – Union Berlin face Borussia Dortmund
Union Berlin remain top, going into Sunday ‘s home game against Dortmund. Kick-off 5:30pm GMT.
BothUnion Berlin and Dortmund currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they occupy first and fourth in the League, respectively.
To retain first position in the Bundesliga is Union Berlin’s target this week
Union Berlin must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Stuttgart at Mercedes Benz Arena.
Also, League leaders Union Berlin keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last nine fixtures is astonishing this season. They are worthy of their place within the Champion’s League zone. With 6 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws for a total of 20 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the Bundesliga having won six meetings, drawn two games, and lost one game.
Union Berlin have won three games and drawn one game of their four League matches at home this season.
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, with only six goals conceded in their previous matches. Union Berlin will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (16). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Sheraldo Becker (6), Jordan Siebatcheu (3), and Sven Michel (2).
Borussia Dortmund’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 16 points this season
It was a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in Dortmund’s last Bundesliga outing, Edin Terzic’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.
Also, Dortmund keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last nine meetings is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. Their position is fourth in the League and they have 16 points, that is, 5W, 3L and 1D having won five matches, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.
Playing away from home, Dortmund have won two games and lost two meetings.
A win in this fixture, would take Borussia Dortmund’s points from 16 to 19, so far this season.
Dortmund are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Edin Terzic is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without five of his key players
Union Berlin v Borussia Dortmund – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Dortmund with a greater number of wins. In the last nine meetings, they have enjoyed six victories, to Union Berlin’s two wins. Additionally, Dortmund have left Union Berlin with a win on six out of nine meetings. February 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Borussia Dortmund took all three points winning 0-3 away.
For Union Berlin, Sheraldo Becker contributed withsix goals in nine League matches so far, while Youssoufa Moukoko, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in nine League games this Bundesliga Season for Dortmund.
Other standout players for Union Berlin are Jordan Siebatcheu and Sven Michel with three goals and two goals respectively and for Dortmund are Youssoufa Moukoko and Marco Reus with three goals both.