Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Union Berlin just gained promotion to this top division and is slowly getting used to the trials and tribulations associated with it. Their ride so far has been a pretty enthralling one. While their opener saw them lose by a four-goal margin to current toppers, Leipzig, the team later went on to inflict the sole defeat that perennial title-contenders Dortmund has suffered so far.
Interestingly, the victory against Borussia has been the only one the team has registered so far on the board. Opponents Leverkusen, meanwhile, experienced a loss by a heavy 4-0 scorecard on the road by the same Marco Reus and boys.
Bayer, who had been traversing without incident so far, suffered some setback due to this loss. And as a result, is currently out of the European spots.
Last time around, they had displayed great character in staying unbeaten in the last five match-days, to ensure the Champions League ticket, and if those displays were any indication, the upper hand still goes to them.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Head-to-head (h2h)
- Bayer enjoys a 100% win-record against this opponent in the last two decades.
- The combined scorecard for the previous two fixtures is 9-1, in favor of Leverkusen.
- The last time these two met, which was at this venue, Berlin lost 4-1.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Prediction
Die Werkself has been one of the best squads in the competition for quite a long time and is a usual suspect when it comes to the European spots. Last campaign, only Bayern and this squad had been unbeaten in the final stretch of five games. And with them having the additional home advantage to lean on, the scales get further tipped to their direction.
Moreover, the unit will be determined to get back on track after the Dortmund loss, and since they play hosts to a new entrant to this league, confidence will be flying high.
Furthermore, Leverkusen enjoys a 100% win-record against this rival in the last 20 years, and have scored four or more goals in every meeting so far.
In addition, this campaign, the hosts have lost just once in the Bundesliga, while their counterparts have won just on a single occasion.
Taking these factors into account, the home team should reign supreme at the end of the stipulated ninety this Saturday.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Bayer Leverkusen to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
To Score in First Half: Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.40 (2/5).