RB Leipzig and Union Berlin clash for the second time in seven days on Saturday. This time, three points in the Bundesliga will be the prize for the team that claims the victory. But, will Union be able to get revenge following heartbreak in midweek?
RB Leipzig and Union Berlin would have become very familiar with each other over the past five days or so. The clubs met in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal on Wednesday evening, with Leipzig progressing. However, the result was very unfortunate for Union, as they missed out on missing a first major final after Emil Forsberg scored the winner in the second minute of injury time.
The focus switches back to the league this weekend, as Leipzig look to stretch their unbeaten run to six games in the Bundesliga. They have been excellent over their recent fixtures, as they have picked up wins in each of their previous three. Leipzig certainly appear to be getting stronger as the season progresses, and they could yet end the 2021-22 campaign with two pieces of silverware.
Union will be looking to get immediate revenge on Leipzig following their heartbreaking loss in the DFB Pokal. They were looking to reach their first major final, and were denied in devastating fashion. Union are still aiming to finish in a European position this term. They are currently in the Europa League spot, but are five points away from fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
However, their recent form in the league has been very solid. Union have picked up three straight wins, with their latest coming at home against Eintracht Frankfurt. Taiwo Awoniyi continued his excellent season by scoring the opener, while Grischa Promel scored the second goal in the win.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Head to Head
Leipzig may have won the DFB Pokal tie between the sides in midweek, but it’s Union that have the recent advantage in league fixtures. Union have won their previous two against Leipzig, with both fixtures being won 2-1. However, they haven’t won on their last three visits to the Red Bull Arena.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Prediction
Union will be looking for a better outcome when the sides clash again this weekend. However, I could see history repeating itself, as Leipzig have been in excellent form over recent weeks, and have a strong home record in this fixture.
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