Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats, and more

Borussia Dortmund will host Union in the seventh round of the Bundesliga. The guests are in crisis, for the last six matches can not even snag a draw. Will the series of failures continue?

Borussia Dortmund will host FC Union Berlin in the Bundesliga 7th round match at the Signal Iduna Park Stadium. The fixture will take place on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 19:00 IST.

Parimatch News will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

Borussia Dortmund News & Current Form: 

The Black and Yellows literally gave away the title to FC Bayern Munich last season. All they had to do was win their home game in the last round – but it ended in a fatal draw.

BVB have played six matches in the new Bundesliga season and it is safe to say that the start of the season has been successful. The team from Dortmund won four games and drew twice, they also managed to hit the opponent’s goal twelve times and conceded six times on their own.

As a result, the club currently has 14 points and occupies fourth place in the standings. The Dortmund team is two points behind the leading Bayer 04 Leverkusen and one point behind second-placed VfB Stuttgart.

Ramy Bensebaini – suspended player of Borussia Dortmund

But in the UEFA Champions League, Dortmund did not start very well. Borussia first lost away to Paris Saint-Germain (0:2), and then at home played a draw with AC Milan (0:0). The team so far goes last in its quartet. In the DFB-Pokal, wards of Edin Terzic started with a confident victory over TSV Schott Mainz (6:1).

In the last game Borussia away outplayed TSG Hoffenheim (3:1), and before that in the home walls broke the resistance of VfL Wolfsburg (1:0) and away – SC Freiburg (4:2). Only before that, Dortmund played a draw with FC Heidenheim (2:2).

Terzic will not be able to count on the suspended Ramy Bensebaini for the game with Union. On the opposite side of the defense, Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey have been treated for the second eternity, so two nominal right fullbacks – Julian Ryerson and Marius Wolf – will be in the starting lineup. Given the problems of Marcel Sabitzer, Emre Can an and Salih Ozcan will take the place in the supporting zone.

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Union Berlin News & Current Form: 

After a phenomenal last season, the team from the German capital started extremely unsuccessful in the new season. The Berlin team won the first two meetings, and then lost in four meetings in a row. The capital team scored nine goals and conceded ten.

As a result, the team from Berlin now has six points in its assets and occupies eleventh place in the Bundesliga standings. The Iron Ones are ten points behind the leading Bayer, but three points ahead of VfL Bochum 1848, which is in the relegation zone.

Sheraldo Becker – author of 2 goals against SC Braga in UEFA Champions League game

Berliners also had a bad start in the Champions League. Berliners first away did not hold a draw in the match with Real Madrid CF (0:1), and then at home, winning 2:0 thanks to a double made by Sheraldo Becker, lost to SC Braga (2:3) and are last in their group.

Union now have a streak of six consecutive defeats in all tournaments. The team’s last win dates back to August 28, when the wards of Urs Fischer outplayed SV Darmstadt 98 (4:1) on the road. In the German Cup, Berlin defeated FC Astoria Walldorf (4:0).

In the previous campaign, only Union surpassed Borussia’s ability to extract water from a stone, picking up almost 20 points more than the relatively expected points. But amid the abundance of newcomers in the squad and the need to play on several fronts, the team chemistry disappeared, and with it all the magic of Berlin’s success in recent years.

Against Dortmund the main center back Robin Knoche is not ready to appear, so his place will be taken by the experienced Leonardo Bonucci. The destroyers of the center of the field Rani Khedira and Andras Schafer are still in the infirmary. But Janik Haberer returned, which closed the hole in the long-suffering support zone.

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Borussia Dortmund form guide: D-W-L-W-W-D

Union Berlin form guide: L-L-L-L-L-L

Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin Head-To-Head Record:

Borussia DortmundDrawUnion Berlin
  • September 19, 2021: Borussia Dortmund 4 – 2 Union Berlin (Bundesliga);
  • February 13, 2022: Union Berlin 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga);
  • October 16, 2022: Union Berlin 2 – 0 Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga);
  • April 8, 2023: Borussia Dortmund 2 – 1 Union Berlin (Bundesliga).

Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin Predicted XI:

Borussia Dortmund’s possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Kobel; Wolf, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson; Can, Ozcan; Brandt, Reus, Malen; Fullkrug.

Union Berlin’s possible starting lineup (3-5-2): Ronnow; Leite, Bonucci, Doekhi; Kral, Juranovic, Laidouni, Haberer, Gosens; Behrens, Fofana.

Statistical preview of the match Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin:

  • Borussia’s First XI average age is 28.3 years, Union’s First XI average age is 28.2 years.
  • The total value of Dortmund’s squad is 467 mln euros, while the value of Berlins is 192 mln euros.
  • Patrick Ittrich has been appointed as the center referee. In the new season he has already served six games, in which he recorded an average of 27.17 fouls and showed an average of four yellow cards. 
  • The average total of Borussia’s home games this season is just 1.5 goals per game.
  • Borussia have not lost in the Bundesliga in their last 14 matches. The defeat to Bayern Munich on 1 April was their only loss in the league this year (25 matches, 18 wins, 6 draws).
  • Union may lose their 5th consecutive Bundesliga match for the first time in their history.
  • There have been no draws in the last eight games between Borussia Dortmund and Union.
  • Union have lost to Borussia Dortmund in the last four consecutive head-to-head meetings. 
  • Borussia have scored at least two goals in each of the last five head-to-head meetings in Dortmund. 
  • Four of the last six head-to-head meetings between Borussia Dortmund and Union have seen goals exchanged.
  • Borussia have scored at least two goals in the last five head-to-head meetings in Dortmund. 
  • Marco Royce can play his 370th match in the Bundesliga. Marco has 153 goals and 110 assists to his credit.
  • Borussia have not lost in the Bundesliga in the last 14 matches. The defeat from Bayern on April 1 is the only one in this calendar year in the championship (25 matches, 18 wins, 6 draws).
  • Four of the last six head-to-head meetings between Borussia Dortmund and Union have seen goals exchanged.

What has been said before the match:

Head coach of Borussia Dortmund Edin Terzic about his team’s recent result and the upcoming opponent:

“My team got into the dangerous goal areas very often and very often, but then we hesitated too much at times or looked twice where we wanted to pass the ball. It wasn’t so easy for us to make the right decisions yet.” 

“We get into these spaces, but don’t reward ourselves for good periods of possession and winning the ball, because the final third still gives us a few problems.”

“Union Berlin had unfortunate defeats, very close games, often not the luck you need in the close games. Still, we know how strong they are, how unpleasant they can be. We’re gearing up for the best Union Berlin we’ve seen in recent years.”

“We know that they will present us with some tasks, but we have shown in the past, especially here at home, that we have found good answers. If BVB finds the right answers on Saturday as well, the chances of a fourth Bundesliga win in a row are good.”

Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin Prediction:

The Iron Ones head to Dortmund in a terrible mood. The Berliners have already failed in six consecutive games, and twice in that period they have lost in the Champions League, conceding decisive goals in the very last seconds. Urs Fischer’s men are obviously at the end of their tether, and now they face a battle at Signal Iduna Park, where they have lost four in a row with a total score of 3:13. 

At the same time, the Bumblebees are in good form at the moment, they enjoy a 3-match winning run in the Bundesliga, gradually moving closer to the group of league leaders. Their cohesive attacking style along with a fine set of performers in every line suggests a favorite status without any doubts. The only thing they need now is stability, and looking back at the results — this is something that Terzic has found in the course of the season.

The upcoming clash should be expected to be a high-scoring affair. In Dortmund, the opponents always show bright football, and in the last five head-to-head meetings at Signal Iduna Park, there have been recorded a total of 21 goals scored (4.20 per game on average). Of course, the Bumblebees have been more industrious in their endeavors, accounting for 16 of those 21 goals (3.20 average per game). So, likewise, Edin Terzic’s men will have to show their attacking prowess with no less vigor than before, especially considering that the home crowd has not yet been able to be pleased with the usual extravaganza of goals this season (the average total of 4 games at home is 1.5 goals).

As a result, we believe that Borussia will manage to net at least two goals against a depressed Union, statistical trends support the hypothesis – in the last five faceoffs against the Berliners, the Bumblebees have managed to break through this bar. 

Parimatch News staff prediction:

We say: Borussia will win with an individual  total of more than 1.5 goals – Yes.

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