Union Berlin welcome Hertha Berlin for yet another derby between the rivals in 1. Bundesliga on Saturday at Alte Foersterei. Ranked 8th in the 1. Bundesliga, Union Berlin have collected 17 points from 11 games. On 13 points, Hertha Berlin see themselves ranked as number 13 after 11 matches.
Both Union and Hertha Berlin will be extremely eager to get on the board in this hotly contested derby. The home side could open a big gap in the table, while the visitors could almost pull level. At lot is at stake at the Alte Foersterei.
Union Berlin step into their next home match on Saturday having scored a tolerable average of 1.6 goals in 10 matches. They managed a total of 16 goals, while also allowing 16 goals against. That is an average of 1.6 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 3 times in those matches.
Hertha Berlin travel to their next 1. Bundesliga match, averaging a lowly 1.1 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 11 goals, while also conceding 21 goals. That amounts to an average of 2.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times. Our best betting predictions can be found below!
Facts and figures for Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin in 1. Bundesliga.
- Union Berlin did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Union Berlin scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Union Berlin conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Both teams scored in Union Berlin's last 5 of 7 matches.
- Hertha Berlin conceded the last 14 matches in a row when playing away;
- Hertha Berlin conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Hertha Berlin's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Hertha Berlin scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Current form — Union Berlin v. Hertha Berlin
Union Berlin continue to look blunt.
The mood around Union Berlin is pretty low right now, as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Only a single point prevents Union Berlin from getting through their last 3 games empty-handed. They came up short, losing 5-2 and 2-1 against Bayern Munich and Feyenoord respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 2-2 against FC Koln.
Hertha Berlin continue to collect points
Hertha Berlin look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In has been a bit of everything for Hertha Berlin in their previous 3 matches, where they first beat Preussen Muenster by 3-1. This was followed by a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Hoffenheim, before an encounter with Bayer Leverkusen produced a 1-1 draw.
Union Berlin have put stronger performances on display in recent games and with the advantage of familiar surroundings we call a home win here. The bookmakers have the price for a home win at odds 2.00 while an away win pays out odds 3.60. Should the match finish with no winner, there are 3.30 to obtain with the bookmakers.
Union Berlin v. Hertha Berlin — fixture history
The most recent outing in the 1. Bundesliga between Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin took place in December 2020. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. Union Berlin enter the match against Hertha Berlin with a 1-1-2 record in their previous 4 encounters in the 1. Bundesliga. This amounts to a 25% winning ratio for Union Berlin, with Hertha Berlin victorious in 50% of the last 4 encounters.
Current standings in the 1. Bundesliga
Looking at the current 1. Bundesliga standings, Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin are currently 4 points and 5 places apart. Union Berlin will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Hertha Berlin this coming Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Hertha Berlin will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin.
Top scorers markets
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Taiwo Awoniyi. He is one of the Union Berlin players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Hertha Berlin.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Marco Richter to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Marco Richter netted 2 goals for Hertha Berlin in their latest matches.