Bayern Munich - Union Berlin Prediction and Analysis
Undoubtedly, the derby of the round in the Bundesliga will be played on Sunday evening at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Where local Bayern take on the capital's Union.
Surprisingly or not, the two teams share the lead (along with Dortmund) before the start of this round.
As all three teams have the same asset of 43 points.
And another trio of teams is hot on their heels.
Bayern Munich were released from European commitments this week.
And in this regard, they will be much fresher than the guests. Who played a tough game against Ajax on Thursday.
This fact can tilt the scales in the direction of the hosts.
Moreover, the Bavarians remained unbeaten in all 8 duels against Union , winning 2 of the last 3.
Their first match this season, however, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Today's meeting will also not be easy for Bayern, who have not been shining lately.
Union Berlin is full of self-confidence and can grab points from them.
I wouldn't pick a winner here. And instead, I suggest we back both teams to score in the match.
And it is very likely that the 2.5 goal line will also be covered.
Because of the potential that both teams have in front positions.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals and goal/goal.
Bayern is fighting 5 teams for the title
Bayern Munich suffered a not-so-unexpected 2-3 defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the last round.
Their head coach Julian Nagelsmann did all kinds of antics in this game.
Blaming the referees and everyone else but not himself for the loss.
Obviously, he is now under pressure as Bayern Munich are no longer the traditionally dominant leaders.
The likes of Union Berlin, Dortmund and even Freiburg, Leipzig and Eintracht are also fighting for the Bundesliga title.
Bayern are unbeaten at home (6-4-0)
We should expect a solid performance from the Bavarians on Sunday.
As their unbeaten home football record is at stake.
They have won six and drawn four of their 10 Bundesliga home games so far.
And they will be looking to add another win to that tally.
Bayern Munich team news
The good news for Munich is the return to training of their striker Sadio Mane.
He has been reinstated and is expected to get some time in this game.
Kingsley Coman is another player back after a successful recovery.
The bad news is the absence of defender Dayot Upamecano. He was sent off last weekend and is now suspended.
Union Berlin is in great form (5-1-0)
Union Berlin come into this game on the back of a 6-round unbeaten run in the Bundesliga.
Winning 5 in a row and ending in an unexpected 0-0 draw against Schalke last week.
They are level on 43 points with Bayern Munich.
But their statistics are much better than that of the Bavarians, if we count only the matches in 2023.
Union Berlin also impresses in Europe
Union Berlin will travel to Munich full of confidence.
Because the team achieved historic success by eliminating Ajax from the Europa League last Thursday.
The capital city beat the Dutch giants 3-1 at home, who are three-time European champions.
Continuing his superb performances in Europe as well.
Union is on a 3-game winning streak away from home
Union Berlin have also played well away from home in recent weeks in the Bundesliga.
Beating Werder Bremen, Hertha Berlin and RB Leipzig in their previous 3 away games.
By scoring twice in each of those wins.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Sommer - Cancelo, Pavard, De Ligt, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka - Sane, Musiala, Coman - Choupo-Moting
Out: Hernandez, Mazraoui, Neuer, Upamecano (suspended)
Lineup: Ryonov - Doehi, Knohe, Diogo Leite - Juranovic, Laidouni, Khedira, Haberer, Giselman - Becker, Behrens
Matches between Bayern and Union
|BL||03/09/22||Union 1:1 Bayern|
|BL||19/03/22||Bayern 4:0 Union|
|BL||30/10/21||Union 2:5 Bayern|
|BL||10/04/21||Bayern 1:1 Union|
|BL||12/12/20||Union 1:1 Bayern|
|BL||17/05/20||Union 0:2 Bayern|