Union Berlin – Bayer Leverkusen
Union Berlin hosts Bayer Leverkusen in the capital in a match from the 22th round of the German Bundesliga.
Union Berlin are doing really well for a newcomer in the league. The debutants are currently 11th in the standings with 26 points, being on a safe distance from the relegation zone – exactly what they wished for when the season started. The fact that Union have won 8 times this season is giving them a good position to be right now.
In the previous round Union Berlin showed some good away form as well, playing against Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion and securing a 2-0 win. Marius Bulter was the big hero of Union, scoring both goals for the visitors. The manager Urs Fischer was completely satisfied with the performance of his players and he had reasons to.
Bayer Leverkusen approach this fixture in the capital from 5th place in the standings and with the ambition to qualify for the Champions League again. Right now Bayer are just two points behind the 4th Borussia M’gladbach and they are in a nice position to chase the Top 4.
Bayer Leverkusen’s current form is terrific as the club have won four of its last five matches in the Bundesliga. Last week Peter Bosz’ team won a true thriller against Borussia Dortmund at the BayArena, beating Der Borussen with 4-3. Kevin Volland played a great game and scored a double, while Leon Bailey and Lars Bender also contributed for the win.
In this game in Berlin Bayer Leverkusen would be without Charles Aranguiz and Julian Baumgartlinger, who are currently injured.
This game is not easy to predict because Union Berlin are a tough opponent, especially at home, but Bayer Leverkusen’s current form is great. Maybe the visitors are in a better position to win the three points here, but we will see.