Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Bundesliga clash between two opposite halves side
Dortmund will be looking to extend their winning streak with a victory in this match, Union Berlin will be looking to cause an upset in this match. Dortmund are amongst the three times to lose a Bundesliga match this season. Union Berlin have struggled this season so far, they have already lost four matches this season.
Dortmund are coming from a goal less draw against AC Milan in the Champions League, Union Berlin lost their second consecutive league match against Braga, they blew a 2-0 lead to lose the match 3-2 after full time. No matter what the results have been for both the sides Union Berlin are a well-organized and dangerous team who are always capable of causing an upset.
Saturday, 7 October 2023 at 5:30 PM GST (7:00 PM IST)
Location: Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga): D-D-W-W-W
Union Berlin (Bundesliga): W-L-L-L-L
Players to watch out in Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin:
Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund):
Brandt is one of the most important players in the Borussia Dortmund team. He is a key part of their attacking play, he is also a very good defender. He has been the only productive midfielder in terms of providing assists. Julian Brandt has had a solid start to the 2023-24 season, scoring one goal and providing four assists in his first six Bundesliga appearances.
Sheraldo Becker (Union Berlin):
Becker is one of the most important players in the Union Berlin team, he is a key part of their attacking play. He has four goal involvements in eight matches that he has played this season. Becker gave Union Berlin two goal advantage in the Champions League before giving up the lead and losing the match 3-2. He was very positive on the field, and has the capability of providing spaces in the attacking third.
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- Unbeaten Dortmund have scored in their last 26 Bundesliga games and have not featured in a goalless Bundesliga draw in 133 games.
- Union Berlin have lost on all their four trips to Dortmund and have failed to keep a clean sheet this season, losing six games in all competitions this season.
- Dortmund are unbeaten in 14 Bundesliga matches dating back to a lose to Bayern on 1 April, Union are in danger of losing five straight Bundesliga games for the first time.
Injury & team news for Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin:
Union Berlin will be joined by a familiar face, Kevin Volland is available after suspension. Rani Khedira is struggling with a calf issue, while Andras Schafer is on his way back from a foot operation. Borussia Dortmund’s Ramy Bensebaini is suspended after his sending off last weekend. Thomas Meunier is nearing a return from a muscle injury.
Head to Head
Total matches – 11
Borussia Dortmund wins – 7
Union Berlin wins – 3
Draw – 1
Predicted lineup for Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin:
Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup:
Kobel; Wolf, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson; Can, Ozcan; Malen, Reus, Brandt; Fullkrug
Union Berlin predicted lineup:
Ronnow; Doekhi, Bonucci, Leite; Král, Juranovic, Laidouni, Haberer, Gosens; Behrens, Fofana
Match prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin:
Union Berlin are a very well-organized team who are difficult to break down but Dortmund are coming off from consecutive wins in the Bundesliga. Edin Terzic’s Dortmund remain unbeaten after six Bundesliga matches with four victories and two draws so far. The capital city club has suffered six defeats across all competitions.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Union Berlin
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