Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Prediction (German Bundesliga) – May 23, 2020, 02:30 (GMT +8)
Hertha BSC gun for another win since the return of Bundesliga when they host Union Berlin. This Berlin derby will be played behind closed doors at Olympiastadion. Read on for Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Prediction and football tips.
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Match Previews
Hertha had a victorious return in the resumption of Bundesliga action as they thrashed hosts Hoffenheim 3-0.
Bruno Labbadia’s men are now 11th in the table with 31 points after 26 matches and will try to make it two wins in a row at this juncture in the league at the expense of their city rivals.
JUST A POINT BEHIND
Union Berlin sit a point behind Hertha at 12th with 30 points. Urs Fischer’s side failed to make big strides in the resumption of the German top-tier after they lost 0-2 to visiting Bayern Munich.
Before that win at Hoffenheim, Hertha had one win two draws and a loss in their four previous league matches. They won at Paderborn 2-1, lost 0-5 to visiting Koln, and had a 3-3 draw at Fortuna Dusseldorf and 2-2 draw at home against Werder Bremen.
Union Berlin will be aiming to avoid a three-straight defeat after that 0-2 loss to Bayern was preceded by a 3-1 defeat at Freiburg. Earlier in their last five league fixtures, they also lost 2-3 to visiting Bayer Leverkusen, won 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt and drew 2-2 to visiting Wolfsburg.
In their last Bundesliga meeting held at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Union Berlin won 1-0 behind striker Sebastian Polter’s penalty shot in the 87th minute.
Sebastian Andersson should be the main problem for Hertha in defence. The Swedish striker has already scored 11 goals in the league although he was unproductive against Bayern Munich. Another player to rely on for Union Berlin is midfielder Marius Bulter, who has already netted seven goals.
Striker Dodi Lukebakio is so far the highest goalscorer for Hertha with five goals. Striker Vedad Ibisevic follows with four goals netted.
|Hertha Berlin||Statistic||Union Berlin|
|1.69||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||1.67|
|1.71||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||1.41|
Head to Head (last 5 match)
|Hertha Berlin||Won||Drawn||Won||Union Berlin|
|Previous Meetings (Last 5)|
|03.11.19||Union Berlin (1-0) Hertha Berlin|
|Hertha Berlin (2-2) Union Berlin|
|Union Berlin (1-2) Hertha Berlin|
|05.02.11||Hertha Berlin (1-2) Union Berlin|
|Union Berlin (1-1) Hertha Berlin|
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin Prediction
• Hertha BSC have looked fresh coming off the long break, as they comfortably won 3-0 from Hoffenheim on the road. They are now looking for their first win at home as they have failed to win their last 5, and this may well put them ahead onto the upper half of the table.
• On the other hand, Union Berlin had a rought start in their Bundesliga resume having lost to Bayern Munich at home last week. Sitting on 12th place now and just below their opponents, they have failed to win their last 4 games, and dropping 1 more will put them dangerously close to the relegation zone.
• Union Berlin managed to pull of a 1-0 home win in their reverse fixture last November, but they are coming off 3 consecutive losses now (including losing 2 away games), and have looked quite sluggish in their last match against Bayern Munich. Hertha BSC played very well in their away win at Hoffenheim and did not waste any minute shaking off any rust brought about by the long break. I expect the home team to have advantage here, and am taking the -0.25 handicap.
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