Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin).
The Bundesliga debutants picked up their first-ever point in the top flight last week when they came back from behind to hold Augsburg to a 1-1 draw at the end of the ninety minutes.
The hosts put on a much better performance from their opening day defeat to RB Leipzig and registered twelve attempts at goal in that matchup.
Their counterparts Borussia Dortmund have got off to a flying start in their new campaign and have been coming out on top by a two-goal margin or more for two games in a running now. The squad thrashed Augsburg by a 5-1 scoreline in their opener while their last clash on the road saw them clinch a 3-1 win over FC Koln.
Dortmund will coming into the clash this weekend on the back of an impressive four-match winning streak across all competitions, and are too tough a side to take down for the struggling Union Berlin.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other twice.
- Their last encounter finished in a 2-2 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in their last two meetings.
- Only one of their clashes has been a low scoring one.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
The home team have just arrived in the top flight and the difference in quality is certainly evident. Berlin have a lot of ground to make up before they can think even challenge the best in the league.
Dortmund have been a force to reckon with in the Bundesliga, both at home and on the road. Additionally, the visitors are unbeaten in the last four outings in the domestic league and have eleven goals from those fixtures alone while conceding no more than thrice.
Considering that the away side have also opened their account with back to back victories, it looks likely that Dortmund will be making it three wins out of three, as Union Berlin have no chance in causing an upset this weekend.
Seven of the eight goals that the visitors have scored so far have come in the latter forty-five minutes of the game. Given the aforementioned, there is certainly reason to believe that Borussia Dortmund will be racking up their goals tally, the most, following the restart.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Betting tips
Half-time Result: Borussia Dortmund @ 2.00 (1/1)
Highest scoring half for Borussia Dortmund: Second half @ 2.00 (1/1).