With both Union Berlin and RB Leipzig sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strengthen their position when facing off this coming Friday. Union Berlin rank as number 6 in the table on 20 points after 13 matches. With 13 rounds behind them, RB Leipzig have amassed 18 points and sit 8 in the 1. Bundesliga.
RB Leipzig can actually leapfrog Union Berlin in the table with a win on Friday in the 1. Bundesliga. Judging by the prices available with the bookmakers, this scenario could easily be happening.
Union Berlin go into their next 1. Bundesliga match, averaging a humble 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 15 goals, while also conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times. RB Leipzig are brimming with confidence before the upcoming away match in the 1. Bundesliga.
When it comes to goals, they are capable of showing off very handsome numbers from their previous 10 games. The visitors scored 2 times on average per match for a total of 20 goals. They also let in 14 goals, leaving an average of 1.4 per match. They fought their way to 2 clean sheets.
Stats and facts for Union Berlin and RB Leipzig.
- Union Berlin scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Union Berlin conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Both teams scored in Union Berlin's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Union Berlin's last 2 of 4 matches.
- RB Leipzig did not win the last 9 matches in a row when playing away;
- RB Leipzig scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- RB Leipzig conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- RB Leipzig conceded the last 10 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Union Berlin v. RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig look poor on the road
One can't really point a finger on the results for Union Berlin in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. Union Berlin are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Hertha Berlin by 2-0, before downing Maccabi Haifa by 1-0. The winning streak came to an end against Eintracht, who ran out 2-1 winners.
RB Leipzig continue to look blunt
RB Leipzig will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. It is all or nothing with RB Leipzig at the moment and sadly for them it has been more "nothing" than "all". They first went down 2-0 in an encounter with Hoffenheim, to which they replied by beating Club Bruges 0-5. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side when they lost 1-3 against Bayer Leverkusen.
In a match between two sides performing almost identical in recent weeks, we still favour RB Leipzig to first make a breakthrough. The bookmakers currently settle the price for a home win at 4.00. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 1.85. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.50.
Union Berlin v. RB Leipzig — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other in the 1. Bundesliga, back in maj 2021, Union Berlin collected all three points. Union Berlin enter the match against RB Leipzig with a 1-0-3 record in their previous 4 encounters in the 1. Bundesliga. This amounts to a 25% winning ratio for Union Berlin, with RB Leipzig victorious in 75% of the last 4 encounters.
Current standings in the 1. Bundesliga
According to the 1. Bundesliga table, the difference between the two teams is currently only 2 points. This round 14 clash is of great importance to both teams and their position in the league table. RB Leipzig have an opportunity to catch up with Union Berlin, who are currently number 6 on 20 points. However, the hosts will surely try to grab all three points themselves this coming Friday, thus extending the lead in the standings.
Taiwo Awoniyi has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. Union Berlin will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against RB Leipzig. The visitors are surely hoping Yussuf Poulsen adds another to his current total. With 3 goals in recent matches, Yussuf Poulsen boasts a decent goal ratio right now.