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Bayer Leverkusen line up against visitors Union Berlin at BayArena in this Bundesliga 1 meeting on Saturday.
View all of the Bayer Leverkusen v Union Berlin predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Freiburg.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen had 57% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Bayer Leverkusen was Charles Aránguiz (45'). SC Freiburg got 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Vincenzo Grifo (33') and Kevin Schade (84') scored for Freiburg.
Bayer Leverkusen have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, but they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Bayer Leverkusen have conceded in 6 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches. Putting that to one side, time will tell whether the trend will be maintained in this next match or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Bayer Leverkusen:
- haven't lost in the league to Union Berlin in their last 2 matches.
- have not won against Union Berlin in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Union Berlin head into the match after a 0-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the eclipse of VfL Bochum in their previous outing.
In that game, Union Berlin managed 45% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Union Berlin was Max Kruse (16'). On the other side, VfL Bochum got 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Urs Fischer's Union Berlin have managed to stick the ball in the net 5 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same matches equals 5.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes going back to 21/09/2019 tells us that Bayer Leverkusen have won 3 of these and Union Berlin 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 of them for Leverkusen and 6 coming from Union. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 1 on 14/08/2021 when it ended Union Berlin 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen.
That time, Union Berlin managed 33% possession and 8 shots on goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Taiwo Awoniyi (7').
For their opponents, Bayer Leverkusen had 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Moussa Diaby (12') scored.
The referee was Tobias Reichel.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
The Bayer Leverkusen manager Gerardo Seoane will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
We are thinking that Leverkusen should employ a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Lukas Hradecky, Jeremie Frimpong, Jonathan Tah, Piero Hincapie, Mitchel Bakker, Robert Andrich, Kerem Demirbay, Moussa Diaby, Florian Wirtz, Amine Adli and Patrik Schick.
Team News: Union Berlin
Union Berlin manager Urs Fischer has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sheraldo Becker (Corona virus) and Laurenz Dehl (Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, Union seem most likely to play in a 3-4-1-2 formation, going with Andreas Luthe, Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Marvin Friedrich, Christopher Trimmel, Rani Khedira, Grischa Proemel, Niko Giesselmann, Genki Haraguchi, Andreas Voglsammer and Max Kruse.
We feel that Bayer Leverkusen will more than likely get amongst the goals when they face Union Berlin, who may well struggle getting on the scoresheet.
Our tip is for a 2-0 winning margin for Bayer Leverkusen when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BayArena (30,810)
Captain: Lukáš Hrádecký
Chairman: Fernando Carro
Manager: Gerardo Seoane
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 4
🔑 Key Man: Moussa Diaby
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Moussa Diaby was born in Paris, France. After making a first senior appearance for Crotone in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 15 appearances.