Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin).
Union Berlin have every reason to be proud of themselves. The squad came in third in the second division to grab a spot in the final qualifiers, where they huffed and puffed against Stuttgart to finally make it into the Bundesliga, a first in the club’s history.
The hosts finished their campaign as the side with the least number of defeats and will be hopeful of getting off to a positive start when they lock horns with Leipzig.
Their foes, who arrived from second division themselves three years ago, had a very impressive campaign last time out and subsequently came in third behind Dortmund with sixty-six points to their name.
Despite it being just the opening round, the debutants will have to give it all they have, as you can count on RB Leipzig to offer no mercy whatsoever.
Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of the last six clashes have finished in favor of RB Leipzig.
- Their last encounter saw RB Leipzig clinch a 3-0 win.
- Union Berlin have kept a clean sheet just once, while Leipzig have kept two.
- Only one out of their previous six meetings have ended in a tie.
Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Urs Fischer’s men were the best side at home in the second division and succumbed to a loss just once in their previous campaign. Berlin also netted thirty-four goals in the process and were at the receiving end of just half that number.
However, despite the impressive statistics, it needs saying that Berlin have not been subjected to top-flight football on a regular basis and will take quite a bit of time for them to adapt to it.
Leipzig have admitted defeat just once in their last thirteen outings in all competitions. Additionally, it needs saying that the visitors have been flourishing in the Bundesliga for the past three years, and are by no means showing any signs of slowing down.
Considering that Union Berlin have not picked up a win against this opponent in any of their last three meetings either, an easy win for Leipzig is definitely in the cards.
Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig Betting tips
Full-time result: RB Leipzig @ 1.70 (7/10)
RB Leipzig to win either half @ 1.40 (2/5).