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The battle for the top 4 heats up as Union Berlin host Borussia Dortmund this weekend, in match week 22 of the ongoing Bundesliga season.
Dortmund, who were the only real challengers to Bayern's championship claim in this season, has allowed them to open a significant gap in the points table. Dortmund, currently at the second spot, has dropped points in 4 out of its last 8 matches and is trailing Bayern by 9 points as a result.
The team endured its worst loss of the season when it was hammered 5-2 in its last game against Leverkusen. This is a second blow to the confidence of the team, after crashing out of DFB Pokal at the hands of St. Pauli. Marco Rose has a tough job on his hands, as he again faces a top 4 team this Sunday.
Union Berlin has been facing issues of its own, thanks to a string of inconsistent performances. And just when it appeared that the team was starting to get its act together, it suffered a shocking 2-0 loss at the hands of relegation zone contenders Augsburg in its last game. As a result, the team is currently at the 4th spot on the points table, with 34 points. With just 4 points separating them from 10th placed Mainz, the top half of the table looks pretty cluttered, and a large number of teams vying for the coveted Champions League finish.
Match prediction and betting tips for Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 2021-22. The match is going to be played at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin, on 13th February 2022.
Considering that this is only the third appearance for Union in the top flight, they have played exceptionally well, and earned a place in the top for. However, much needs to be done if they want to secure a Champions League finish. As for the team selection, Pawel Wszolek, Grischa Promel, and Julian Ryerson have tested positive for coronavirus and won’t be available to play, while Rani Khedira will be serving his suspension.
As for the visitors, they will be missing their top scorer Erling Haaland due to an injury. Mateu Morey, Emre Can and Marcel Schmelzer too are likely to miss out.
Given how desperately both the teams need to win this game, it wouldn’t be surprising to see both of them scoring at least once. And given the track record of the hosts in home games, we predict that they might hold a slight edge.
Bet on Union Berlin to win
Four out of the most recent five matches between these two teams have seen Over 2.5 goals being scored. Despite a few hiccups for both teams in recent matches, we still expect this to be a high-scoring contest. Over 2.5 goals seem quite likely and we are happy to bet on it.