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Union Berlin are the guests at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 game with home team VfL Wolfsburg.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for VfL Wolfsburg v Union Berlin are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
VfL Wolfsburg will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 0-2 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Borussia Dortmund.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg managed 53% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Borussia Dortmund had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Erling Håland (12', 68') was the scorer for Borussia Dortmund.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where VfL Wolfsburg have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Wolfsburg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 11 goals along the way. That aside, we must now wait to see whether that trend might be sustained in this next game.
Analysis of their past results shows that VfL Wolfsburg:
- are winless against Union Berlin in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Union Berlin will go into this encounter after a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 win as they beat Werder Bremen in their previous fixture.
In that game, Union Berlin had 54% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Union Berlin was Joel Pohjanpalo (50', 53', 67'). On the other side, SV Werder Bremen got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Theodor Gebre Selassie (82') was the scorer for Werder Bremen.
Proving their penchant for action-packed matches, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last six games in which Union Berlin have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.33 goals per meeting. Their opponents have hit 11 of these goals.
Heading into this fixture, Union Berlin are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 09/01/2021 and the score finished Union Berlin 2-2 VfL Wolfsburg.
In that game, Union Berlin managed 47% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Sheraldo Becker (29') and Robert Andrich (52').
For their opponents, VfL Wolfsburg had 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Renato Steffen (10') and Wout Weghorst (65') scored.
The referee was Patrick Ittrich.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Renato Steffen (Ankle Injury) and Bartosz Bialek (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Wolfsburg gaffer Oliver Glasner.
Team News: Union Berlin
Union Berlin manager Urs Fischer has to currently contend with reduced team options. Florian Hübner (Muscular problems), Grischa Prömel (Muscular problems), Jakob Busk (Muscular problems), Taiwo Awoniyi (Torn muscle bundle), Leon Dajaku (Foot Injury), Cedric Teuchert (Knee Injury), Sheraldo Becker (Ankle Surgery) and Anthony Ujah (Knee Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that in this game, Union Berlin are capable enough to break down this VfL Wolfsburg outfit, but that realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 victory for VfL Wolfsburg at full-time. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Josuha Guilavogui
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Ridle Baku
Regularly played in the Centre Midfield position, Ridle Baku was born in Mainz, Germany. After having played his first senior match for Mainz in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 31 appearances.