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Bundesliga 2022-23: Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin: Prediction, head-to-head record, live telecast

Published at :April 7, 2023 at 1:38 AM
Modified at :April 7, 2023 at 2:28 AM
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Rajarshi Shukla

Dortmund were leading the Bundesliga just a few days ago, but after falling to Bayern Munich 4-2, Dortmund now have to contend with an in-form Union Berlin. The top four teams in the standings are separated by just four points. Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin will take place on April 8 at Signal Iduna Park.

Union Berlin, who defeated struggling VfB Stuttgart 3-0 on Saturday, was in far better shape than Dortmund over the weekend. Berlin destroyed Stuttgart with three goals in just over 17 minutes. Genki Haraguchi, a midfielder for Stuttgart, scored an own goal to add insult to injury as Berlin turned their attention to Dortmund in the championship battle.

Kick-off: Saturday 8th April, IST: 7 pm, CET: 2 pm

Dortmund form in all competitions: W-L-D-W-L-L

Union Berlin form in all competitions: D-D-L-W-W-L

Players to watch

Dortmund: Jude Bellingham

Bellingham tends to generate options for implementing various playing philosophies. His commitment, effort, and passion are undeniable throughout the defensive phase. His knowledge of the game enables him to see opportunities for deep attacks or open areas between the lines where he can receive the ball, spin around, and create openings for teammates to score goals.

Union Berlin: Sheraldo Becker

Sheraldo Becker has eight goals to his record for Berlin and has been their lone striker. He frequently recognizes how to hit the target and has been deadly in front of them, but with Berlin being in bad form, he will be aiming to score goals when they play Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Match facts

  • Union Berlin have gone undefeated in 28 of their past 33 Bundesliga games.
  • 19 of Borussia Dortmund's last 22 home games have gone undefeated (all competitions).
  • The Borussia Dortmund team have won 7 straight games at home in the Bundesliga.

Players and injury news for Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Youssoufa Moukoko, two teenagers for Dortmund, may not be available, but Karim Adeyemi (thigh) and Julian Brandt (hamstring) could both recover in time to play at some point.

Andras Schafer, who is currently sidelined with a foot issue, will not play for Union Berlin, while the first choice custodian Frederik Ronnow withdrew at the last minute from the squad that defeated Stuttgart. Substitute stopper In this case, Lennart Grill would be utilized once more if Urs Fischer was once again denied his usual position.

Head-to-head record:

Matches: 10

Dortmund: 6

Draws: 1

Union Berlin: 3

Predicted lineup for Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin

Dortmund: Gregor Kobel, Marius Wolf, Niklas Süle, Mats Hummels, Julian Ryerson, Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Donyell Malen, Marco Reus.

Union Berlin: Frederik Rønnow, Danilho Doekhi, Robin Knoche, Diogo Leite, Josip Juranovic, Aissa Laidouni, Rani Khedira, Janik Haberer, Jerome Roussillon, Sheraldo Becker, Kevin Behrens.

Prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin

Borussia Dortmund must not fail to score once in this encounter against Union Berlin, who may find it difficult to strike their own goal, in our opinion. In light of this, Borussia Dortmund should prevail comfortably in this match.

Prediction: Dortmund 2-0 Union Berlin

Live telecast

India: Sony Liv

UK: Sky Sports