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The Bundesliga 1 clash at The Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday will see hosts Union Berlin up against opponents in Augsburg.
All Union Berlin v Augsburg match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Union Berlin will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, Union Berlin managed 31% possession and 2 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Bayer Leverkusen had 17 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Álex Grimaldo (23'), Odilon Kossounou (57'), Jonathan Tah (73') and Nathan Tella (83') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Union Berlin haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Union Berlin have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 12 goals in the process.
Pre-game facts show that Union Berlin:
- have not registered a win against Augsburg in their previous 6 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Previously, Augsburg drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Hoffenheim.
In that match, Augsburg had 34% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Augsburg was Ermedin Demirović (53'). On the other side, 1899 Hoffenheim had 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Wout Weghorst (23') scored for Hoffenheim.
Proving their bias toward eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 21 times in the prior six matches in which Augsburg have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have managed 10 of those goals. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be sustained here, of course.
A look at their previous results shows us that Augsburg:
- haven't beaten Union Berlin when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- remain unbeaten by Union Berlin when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 19/09/2020 tells us that these fixtures have not been good ones for Union Berlin. They’ve not managed to register any victories at all whereas Augsburg have just been too good for them, beating them in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 of them from Union and 10 created by Augsburg. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 31 on 06/05/2023 when it ended Augsburg 1-0 Union Berlin.
That time, Augsburg managed 38% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Dion Drena Beljo (53').
Union Berlin had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Florian Badstübner.
Team News: Union Berlin
Sheraldo Becker (unknown injury), Danilho Doekhi (Knock) and András Schäfer (Foot surgery) aren’t available for Union Berlin gaffer Marco Grote. Rani Khedira is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It seems likely that Union may well make use of the 4-4-2 system for this game, beginning the first half with Frederik Roennow, Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Diogo Leite, Alex Kral, Josip Juranovic, Aissa Laidouni, Janik Haberer, Robin Gosens, David Datro Fofana and Kevin Behrens.
Team News: Augsburg
Augsburg boss Jess Thorup has multiple availability issues to deal with. Japhet Tanganga (Knee problems), Arne Maier (Ankle injury), Reece Oxford (muscular problems) and Raphael Framberger (Cruciate ligament tear) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We believe Augsburg could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Finn Dahmen, Robert Gumny, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Felix Uduokhai, M. Valentin Pedersen, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Niklas Dorsch, Fredrik Jensen, Ermedin Demirovic, Ruben Vargas and Phillip Tietz.
We’re inclined to think that Augsburg will do well to find the net against this Union Berlin side who should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 1-0 win for Union Berlin at full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Stadion An der Alten Försterei (22,012)
Captain: Christopher Trimmel
Chairman: Dirk Zingler
Manager: Marco Grote
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 18, Champions League (Group C)
⭐ Key Player: Kevin Behrens
Generally taking up the Striker position, Kevin Behrens was born in Bremen, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for SV Sandhausen in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 11 appearances.