Two of the sides in the Champions League places that are both looking to get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga clash on Sunday. Union Berlin and Borussia Dortmund were both beaten last weekend, and could lose ground in their targets this season with another defeat.
The feint hopes that Borussia Dortmund had of chasing down Bayern Munich now look over once again. The Germany side are nine points behind their rivals, and that gap is unlikely to shorten that much considering that Bayern have lost just three games all season.
Their latest blow came last weekend, as Dortmund were hammered at home by fellow Champions League-hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen. It was such a disappointing afternoon for Dortmund, as they found themselves 5-1 down heading into the 90th minute.
Steffen Tigges did pull another goal back in the 90th minute, but it was nothing more than a consolation. That result was largely unexpected, as Dortmund had won their previous three going into that fixture. A return to form this weekend will be imperative for their chances of finishing second in the standings this term.
Union Berlin still sit in a Champions League place at this stage of the campaign, and look to return to winning ways themselves this weekend. They were beaten last weekend by Augsburg, as they lost 2-0 on the road. Union gave away the goals too easily in that defeat, and will be hoping for a more defensively solid performance this weekend.
They have still been in good form over their last five fixtures in the league, as they have won three and drew once. Union has the fifth-best defensive record in the league this term, and will be hopeful of securing a tenth win of the campaign to open up a gap on fifth-place Freiburg.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head
Dortmund have dominated Bundesliga fixtures between the two sides. They have picked up three wins from the five meetings. However, all victories have come at home. Union have won both Bundesliga fixtures that they have played against Dortmund at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Home sides have reigned supreme in this fixture, and we very much like the chances of Union maintaining that run with a victory on Sunday. They don’t concede many, and can see them creeping to a 1-0 victory.
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