Union Berlin – Bayern Munich
After some long two months of rest, it’s time for the German powerhouse Bayern Munich to returns on the pitch. The Bavarian giants are travelling to the capital Berlin to face Union in a game from the 26th round. For both sides this is a first game since the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the action.
Hans-Dieter Flick’s team approaches this fixture from the position of a leader. Bayern Munich are first in the Bundesliga with 55 points won so far, being four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund and five points ahead of RB Leipzig. The current champions are marching towards another title, but it won’t be easy – we don’t really know in what kind of fitness they are right now.
Before the break the Bavarians enjoyed four consecutive wins in the league and proved to be in a merciless form. Now they must dig deep to show the same level, because Bayern didn’t have enough time to prepare for the restart of the season. And it could be said about any other team right now.
Hansi Flick can’t use some of his players for this match. Philippe Coutinho, Corentin Tolisso and Niklas Sule are all recovering from injuries, so Flick must make his plans without them.
At the same time Union Berlin approach this fixture from 11th place in the league, which is a marvelous achievement for this small club from the capital. For Union this is a first season in the Bundesliga and it’s amazing for them that they are 14 points away from the relegation zone. They deserve compliments for what they are doing so far in the league.
That’s our short preview for the Bundesliga fixture between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich. It’d be interesing to see how these two teams will restart their season after these two months break. Can they find a good shape? We will see.