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The Bundesliga 1 clash at Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Sunday sees home side Union Berlin do battle with opponents VfL Wolfsburg.
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Union Berlin will be wanting a better result here following the 1-0 Europa League defeat in their last game at the hands of Braga.
In that match, Union Berlin had 46% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. SC Braga had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Vítor Oliveira (77') was the scorer for Braga.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Union Berlin have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Union Berlin have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 5 goals in the process.
Going into this contest, Union Berlin have not been beaten in their last 9 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
VfL Wolfsburg will go into this meeting after a 0-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the downing of Eintracht Frankfurt in their last outing.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg had 38% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for VfL Wolfsburg was Maxence Lacroix (60'). At the other end, Eintracht Frankfurt had 10 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Niko Kovač's VfL Wolfsburg have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 5 times throughout their most recent sextet of matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period equals 10.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 06/10/2019 shows us that Union Berlin have won 1 of these games and VfL Wolfsburg 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 of them for Union and 9 created by Wolfsburg. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 25 on 05/03/2022 when the final score was VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 Union Berlin.
On that day, VfL Wolfsburg managed 46% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Union Berlin got 19 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Taiwo Awoniyi (24' Own goal) was the scorer.
The referee was Patrick Ittrich.
Team News: Union Berlin
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Union Berlin manager Urs Fischer to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group of players. Kevin Möhwald (Knock) is sidelined.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg manager Niko Kovač has to choose a team with limited availability. Jonas Wind (Hamstring Injury) and Jérôme Roussillon (Achilles tendon problems) will not be playing here. Patrick Wimmer cannot play in this game through suspension.
VfL Wolfsburg may find it difficult to see themselves scoring against this Union Berlin outfit who will likely score & stay on top.
We therefore fancy a narrow 1-0 win for Union Berlin at full-time.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (22,012)
Captain: Christopher Trimmel
Chairman: Dirk Zingler
Manager: Urs Fischer
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 1, DFB-Pokal (Second Round), Europa League (Group D)
🔑 Key Man: Sheraldo Becker
Customarily playing in the Right Wing position, Sheraldo Becker was born in Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Jong Ajax in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.