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The Bundesliga 1 clash at Olympiastadion Berlin on Friday sees hosts Hertha BSC
fighting it out with opponents 1. FC Union Berlin
. Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Hertha BSC v 1. FC Union Berlin game - along with the latest match odds.
Hertha BSC will be looking for another win after the 0-3 Bundesliga 1 triumph vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. In that game, Hertha BSC managed 49% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Hertha BSC, the scorers were Vedad Ibišević (60') and Matheus Cunha (74'). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got 18 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Kevin Akpoguma (58' Own goal) scored for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
Fixtures involving Hertha BSC have tended to be entertaining encounters lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 25 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 11 of these coming from Die Alte Dame. Historical results aside, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might be replicated in this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Hertha BSC:
- have not emerged victorious against 1. FC Union Berlin in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 league matches. That's never good.
Since being beaten in their last game against Bayern München in Bundesliga 1 action, 1. FC Union Berlin and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one. In that game, 1. FC Union Berlin managed 32% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Bayern München had 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. Robert Lewandowski (40') and Benjamin Pavard (80') scored for Bayern München.
Indicating their predisposition for action-packed encounters, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the previous 6 games in which 1. FC Union Berlin have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have managed 14 from this total.
Head to head
The last league game featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 02/11/2019 when it ended 1. FC Union Berlin 1-0 Hertha BSC. That day, 1. FC Union Berlin managed 54% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Sebastian Polter (87'). Hertha BSC had 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The referee was Deniz Aytekin.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Hertha BSC boss Alexander Nouri will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash with a completely healthy group available for selection. Vladimir Darida will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In our view, Die Alte Dame could employ a 4-1-3-2 formation in the match and select Rune Almenning Jarstein, Marvin Plattenhardt, Dedryck Boyata, Jordan Torunarigha, Peter Pekarik, Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Maximilian Mittelstädt, Marko Grujic, Javairô Dilrosun, Matheus Cunha and Vedad Ibisevic.
Team News: Union Berlin
Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer has to currently contend with reduced team options. Akaki Gogia (Cruciate ligament injury) and Laurenz Dehl (Knee injury) are not able to play. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Marvin Friedrich and Keven Schlotterbeck.
There’s a good chance that Eiserne will likely begin the game with a 3-4-2-1 system by sending out Rafal Gikiewicz, Neven Subotic, Florian Hübner, Marvin Friedrich, Christopher Trimmel, Christian Gentner, Robert Andrich, Ken Reichel, Marcus Ingvartsen, Marius Bülter and Sebastian Andersson.
We’re thinking that 1. FC Union Berlin may not find it easy to breach the defence of this Hertha BSC team who we think will likely be able to grind out a win. We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for Hertha BSC at the end of this one. There should be little in it.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Nickname: Die Alte Dame
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin (74,649)
Captain: Vedad Ibišević
Chairman: Werner Gegenbauer
Manager: Alexander Nouri
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 11
Key Player: Vedad Ibišević
Normally taking up the Striker position, Vedad Ibišević was born in Vlasenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After making a first senior appearance for Paris Saint-Germain in the 2004 - 2005 season, the talented Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.