The Bundesliga 1 tie at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday will see home team Borussia Dortmund lock horns with Union Berlin.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Borussia Dortmund v Union Berlin can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Borussia Dortmund, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Champions League triumph against Beşiktaş.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 42% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the scorers were Jude Bellingham (20') and Erling Haaland (45'). On the other side, Beşiktaş got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Javi Montero (94') scored for Beşiktaş.
Matches involving Borussia Dortmund have tended to be engaging affairs lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 28 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 4.67 goals per game) with 18 of those being chalked up by Borussia Dortmund.
Ahead of this meeting, Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their last 6 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Union Berlin drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Augsburg.
In that game, Union Berlin managed 60% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, FC Augsburg 1907 got 14 shots at goal with 6 on target.
A sequence of effective showings by the Union Berlin defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period, their own forwards have managed to score 9. Still, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall be maintained in this upcoming game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Union Berlin:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 26/10/2016 shows us that Borussia Dortmund have won 3 of these games & Union Berlin 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 13 from Dortmund and 8 for Union. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league clash between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 30 on 21/04/2021 when it finished Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Union Berlin.
On that day, Borussia Dortmund had 52% possession and 20 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. The scorers were Marco Reus (27') and Raphaël Guerreiro (88').
Union Berlin had 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Daniel Schlager.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Emre Can (Muscular problems), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Soumaïla Coulibaly (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Steffen Tigges (Muscle Injury), Nico Schulz (Muscle Injury), Giovanni Reyna (Muscle Injury), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Knee Surgery) and Mateu Morey Bauzà (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will be missing for Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose.
Team News: Union Berlin
From a largely full-strength group, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Union Berlin manager Urs Fischer to be concerned with. Kevin Möhwald (Muscular problems) won’t be in action.
Our assessment is that Borussia Dortmund will most probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Union Berlin could well struggle to score but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be scoring here as well.
Our tip is for a controlled 3-1 victory for Borussia Dortmund come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3, DFB-Pokal (Second Round), Champions League (Group C)
⭐ Key Man: Giovanni Reyna
Normally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Giovanni Reyna was born in Sunderland, England. After having played his first senior match for Borussia Dortmund in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 3 appearances.