Both Union Berlin and Leipzig are coming from losses in their last outings and each side will be targeting three points when they face off. Union Berlin hosts this game and go to the clash placed sixth with 20 points, while Leipzig have 18 points in eighth place. The hosts are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, a game in which they conceded in stoppage time to lose after seeming to have battled for a point. They have been consistent in attack, netting in each of their last nine league matches. Here, they will be glad to be at home, as they have only lost once in 23 home league games, and that was against giants Bayern Munich. They’ve scored twice or more in seven of their last 10 home matches.
Leipzig are coming from a 3-1 home loss to Bayer Leverkusen; that was their second straight defeat in the league. It is bound to get worse for them as they face a very strong side and their away run hasn’t been the best. Their defence hasn’t been the best; Leipzig have no clean sheet in the last five matches and it is worse that they have a long list of injuries. In the last two league matches alone, they conceded five goals and away from home, they are still searching for a first win this season. In nine straight Bundesliga matches away from home, Leipzig have failed to register a win, losing six.
In the last meeting between these two sides, Union Berlin emerged 2-1 winners. They were at home and here again they will be hoping for a win at home. The hosts can’t be faulted for that; they’ve only lost to Bayern Munich in their last 23 league games at home, and they’ve had a good scoring run at home too. Leipzig aren’t the best performers on the road and they go here searching for their first away win in 10 matches. It will be tough in their away form. Go for a double chance here, either a home win or a draw.