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Hertha Berlin vs. Union Berlin Match Preview and Betting Tips

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The second week of the Bundesliga COVID-19 return sees Union Berlin travel to the Olympiastadion for the East–West Berlin derby.

 The weekend visitors who sit on 12th place, one point below their host who sits on 11th, will be looking to put an end to a poor run of form that has seen them lose three games on the bounce in all competition. 

The host meanwhile, on their part, resumed their Bundesliga campaign with an impressive three-nil win over Hoffenheim last time out. 

Team News

Bruno Labbadia will be without suspended Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou for this encounter. At the same time, Dutch defender Karim Rekik remains sidelined with a knee injury suffered in the last game against Hoffenheim.

For Urs Fischer, Sheraldo Becker is sidelined with a thigh injury suffered in last week’s loss to Bayern, while Laurenz Dehl and Akaki Gogia remain long-term injury absentees. 

Head to Head

Hertha Berlin has tasted victory just once in the last six meetings between both teams in all competition. Meanwhile, the visitors have won two and drawn two in the same period, running out one-nil winners in the reverse fixture this season back in November.

Team Form

Hertha Berlin last five games in all competitions: WDDLW

Union Berlin last five matches in all competitions: LLLDW

Betting Preview

The weekend home team go into the encounter on the back of an impressive 3-0 win over Hoffenheim last time out. The victory marked only the third time Die Alte Dame has won a game with 2+ goals this season. 

With a strike force that has scored just 38 goals in the league this season, Hertha has scored first just twice this year in the league.

At the other end of the pitch, the home has shipped in 48 goals in the league this season; ten goals shy of the league-worst defence.

Bruno Labbadia’s side also has a poor home record, having recorded more losses than wins this season in the league. To put it into perspective, the home team has won just three of their home games in thirteen tries this season, losing seven in the same period and drawing three. 

Union Berlin is winless in the league in three matches (D3) and head into the game having kept just one clean sheet in the last seven games in all competition.

The visitors sit 12th in the form table with their last win coming in game-week 24—a 2-1 away win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Irons have scored 32 goals in the league this season, with star man Sabastian Andersson shipping in with eleven goals. The Swedish striker has been the first scorer for Union in six of his last nine goal scoring league games. 

Though they struggle to score, the visitors have still managed to score seven times of the nine league matches they have played this year. 

On the other end of the pitch, the visitors have conceded 42 times, having kept only six clean sheets in 26 games.

In thirteen away games played this season, Urs Fischer’s men have won just three, losing eight times within that period, with three draws.

The last six games between both sides have recorded just one clean sheet and produced 21 goals. 

Suggested Bets

Both teams to score/ Yes @ 7/10

Over 2.5 goals @ 37/40

Union Berlin Draw No Bet @ 5/4

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