Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020, Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)
Bayer Leverkusen continues their chase for Champions League glory when they travel to Berlin to face a lovable underdog Union in Saturday’s Bundesliga match.
Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Preview
Marius Bülter scored his second double of his first Bundesliga campaign to fire 1. FC Union Berlin to an outstanding 2-0 win at deeply troubled Werder Bremen.
It was second win in last three matches and Union’s first away triumph since the beginning of November as the Iron Ones climb over Augsburg to claim season-high 11th place.
With eighteen out of twenty-six points gained at An der Alten Försterei, Urs Fischer’s men are placed in the top echelon of German football, when it come to tally at home; with the most recent outing ending triumphant against fluctuating Augsburg.
Bayer Leverkusen snatch it late as the strikes from Leon Bailey and Lars Bender saw the Werkself claim all three points in seven-goal thriller with Borussia Dortmund.
It was eleventh victory of the season for Peter Bosz’s men, who are now placed 5th, just three points away from their latest conquest and Champions League dreams they all cherish.
While Die Werkself have won just one point less on the side than they’ve managed at BayArena, one could argue their performances wildly differ; on the road they’re more untamed, more open to risk which often led them into defeat but with six wins from ten road trips, their approach is proving rather successful.
Lennard Maloney and Suleiman Abdullahi should finally be back on the field for Union, with Manuel Schmiedebach, Joshua Mees, Laurenz Dehl and Akaki Gogia remaining on the sidelines.
Paulinho is finally done with Brazil u23 and will join his Leverkusen peers but I wouldn’t expect him in the team so soon. Charles Aranguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger and (shockingly) Lars Bender are out injured with Exequiel Palacios questionable for Saturday’s clash due to some back problems.
Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Leverkusen played two games and won both of them against team from the capital.
- Bayer easily dispatched Bundesliga newbie, winning 2-0 at home last time two met.
- Their remaining encounter was DFB Pokal match, which Die Werkself won 4-1.
Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Whilst the Iron Ones are oftentimes unbreakable in front of their own fans, they had their share of fallouts and Leverkusen will bring another nuclear winter to Berlin. They’re just so overwhelmingly superior, on a high following huge Dortmund scalp and will ride on that confidence toward another victory.
With goals. Lots of goals. They average 4.5 goals per game in the last month or so and I see no reason for them to stop.
Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting tips
Bayer Leverkusen to Win @ 1.95
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70.