Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 18 December 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei.
Der BVB have been the second best team in the competition for the past decade. And all through this period, Bayern have been a constant thorn in their paths, which they are still trying to deal with.
At the moment, the former are going through a turbulent stretch of days, as their gaffer Lucien Favre was sacked. And the duty has been transferred to Edin Terzic. The new manager did impress in his first game, and is getting prepared for the next.
Suffice it to say that this is a must-win match for the coach, and we can expect a fierce effort from his boys as well. They need to get their stuff in order before the knockouts of the Champions League begin in February.
This Friday, they have the confidence of taking on a team that was promoted to the top flight just a season before – the Iron Ones. Moreover, Urs Fischer’s men are also going through a winless run at the moment.
Likely, expect the wounded Borussia Dortmund to deliver a commendable performance this weekend, and overcome this Union Berlin challenge.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, which was in February of this year, Terzic’s men had recorded a thumping 5-0 victory.
- They have lost just once against this rival all through this decade.
- They have not once failed to find the back of the net against this foe these past ten years, and have scored two or more goals in all but one such game.
- They have scored a total of 14 goals from the preceding five clashes.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
The Iron Ones were held to a 2-2 draw the last match-day on the road by Stuttgart. In the meantime, Der BVB registered a 1-2 win on the road against Bremen.
Going on, Terzic’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their former 16 overall games, and they had won five of their last six games on the road. They also have a terrific h2h record against this rival since 2010, and have scored in plenty in these fixtures as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts are winless in their last four match-ups, and they have a singe clean sheet in their past 13 games. They also have won just once at home in the past two-month period as well.
Taking these observations into account, expect Dortmund to go after a huge win, and to utilize all of their offensive potential for the objective. Expect them to emerge victorious this weekend.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund: Betting Tips
To Win: Borussia Dortmund @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Borussia Dortmund @ 1.75 (3/4).