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The Bundesliga 1 game at The Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday will see home side Union Berlin play against Hoffenheim.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Union Berlin v Hoffenheim, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Union Berlin will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 4-1 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to Freiburg.
In that game, Union Berlin had 27% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Union Berlin was Sven Michel (84'). Freiburg got 7 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Vincenzo Grifo (4', 6', 20') and Michael Gregoritsch (45') scored for Freiburg.
In their past 6 games, Urs Fischer's Union Berlin have managed to score a total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
A look at their previous results shows us that Union Berlin:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Hoffenheim in their last 4 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 13 home league matches. An amazing run.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of VfL Wolfsburg in Bundesliga 1 competition, Hoffenheim and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Hoffenheim managed 60% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Hoffenheim, the goalscorers were Christoph Baumgartner (42') and Ozan Kabak (45' Own goal). At the other end, Wolfsburg had 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Ridle Baku (56') was the scorer for VfL Wolfsburg.
The numbers tell their own story, and Hoffenheim have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in total. In defence, Hoffenheim have not been doing too well.
Analysis of their past results shows that Hoffenheim:
- have not won against Union Berlin when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 17/12/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Union Berlin winning 2 of those games, Hoffenheim 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from Union and 11 netted by Hoffenheim. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 19 on 15/01/2022 when the final score was Union Berlin 2-1 Hoffenheim.
That time, Union Berlin had 41% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Timo Baumgartl (16' Own goal), Andreas Voglsammer (22') and Grischa Prömel (73').
At the other end, Hoffenheim had 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Martin Petersen.
Team News: Union Berlin
Morten Thorsby (Surgery), András Schäfer (Foot surgery), Jérôme Roussillon (Fitness) and Sven Michel (Cold) won’t be playing for Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer. Diogo Leite cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim boss André Breitenreiter has to currently contend with reduced team options. Grischa Prömel (Ankle Fracture) and Jacob Bruun Larsen (Groin Surgery) will not be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Hoffenheim would be disappointed if they were not to break down this Union Berlin outfit, however that probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Union Berlin by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Stadion An der Alten Försterei (22,012)
Captain: Christopher Trimmel
Chairman: Dirk Zingler
Manager: Urs Fischer
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
⭐ Star Player: Sven Michel
Generally taking up the Striker position, Sven Michel was born in Freudenberg, Germany. Having played his first senior match for Energie Cottbus in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.