Bayern Munich’s seven-game winning streak in all competitions came to an end on Wednesday night in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg versus Paris Saint-Germain. The Bavarians lost 3-2 in an exciting game that saw their defence torn apart at times. On Saturday, Bayern Munich must dust themselves off for Union Berlin’s arrival at the Allianz Arena.
The Irons are chasing Europa League qualification for next season. They are four points off of sixth-place Bayer Leverkusen, who continue to struggle to gain points. Union Berlin obtained a fantastic 1-1 draw at home against Bayern Munich in the reverse fixture in December. Grischa Proemel got Union Berlin on the scoresheet in the fourth minute but Robert Lewandowski found an equaliser in the second half.
Lewandowski will not play on Saturday and coach Hansi Flick is likely to play Eric Choupo-Mouting as the central striker once more. Although Choupo-Mouting scored against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, the Bavarians did miss Lewandowski’s deadly finishing.
Last weekend, Bayern Munich won a massive six-point match at the top of the table against RB Leipzig. Die Roten go into matchday 28 seven points above RB Leipzig in the title race with seven games to go. Bayern Munich will have won eye on their Champions League quarterfinal second leg match against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Prince next week. Could Union Berlin snatch another famous result against Bayern Munich?
Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin Betting Odds
Bayern Munich are atop the Bundesliga form table with 15 points from the last 18 available to them. They are on a five-game winning streak in the division and scored 18 goals over the course of their last six games. The defence conceded a mere six times during that same six-game span. Union Berlin do not have the same attacking strength that Paris Saint-Germain possess. Therefore, it is unlikely that Union Berlin will put multiple goals past Flick’s team.
In the last three games in the Bundesliga between the clubs, Union Berlin have managed a mere two goals. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, scored five times against the Irons. Bayern Munich are 3/7 to win at home against Union Berlin on Saturday and keep the distance between themselves and RB Leipzig at seven points.
Union Berlin lost just once in their last six Bundesliga games. They took nine points from 18 available to them were outscored eight to seven. Coach Urs Fischer’s team have bagged 41 goals in 27 games in the league while conceding the third-fewest goals to opponents, 33.
Leading sportsbooks have the Irons at odds of 13/2 to pull off a shock win at the Allianz Arena. The teams are at odds of 4/1 to finish in a draw for the second time this campaign.
Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin Team News
The big question is: Will Flick rotate his team to rest players for Tuesday night’s Champions League quarterfinal second leg in Paris? Bayern Munich’s 3-2 home loss in the first leg to Paris Saint-Germain means they must score a minimum of two goals without conceding to progress to the semifinals. Although it isn’t impossible, it is a very difficult task against the reigning French champions.
Flick has an injury crisis on his hands following Wednesday night’s loss to Paris Saint-Germain. Leon Goretzka was taken off with a muscle injury. Niklas Sule also suffered an injury and was forced off to join Lewandowski and Javi Martinez on the sidelines. All three are doubts for the game on Saturday and are likely to be rested for the Champions League quarterfinal second leg.
Flick is also without left-back Alphonso Davies due to a suspension. Douglas Coast and Serge Gnabry are both ruled out. It was reported on Wednesday that Gnabry tested positive for COVID-19.
Fischer is without striker Taiwo Awoniyi, Sheraldo Becker, Leon Dajaku, and Anthony Ujah. All four players are ruled out of the fixture with various injuries. The coach is also likely to be without Niko Gießelmann, who is nursing a shoulder injury. Forward Max Kruse is available to Fischer. He goes into the game with 10 goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances.
Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 7/10 - BET NOW
Two of the last three Bundesliga games between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin finished with both teams finding the back of the net. Union Berlin were excellent earlier this season against Bayern Munich and looked like they could get a first-ever win versus Die Roten. It didn’t happen, but the 1-1 draw should give them confidence this weekend.
Thomas Muller to score anytime @ 17/10 - BET NOW
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller is more well-known for providing assists to Lewandowski. Yet, the German has 10 goals in 25 Bundesliga games and 14 in 38 matches in all competitions this term. He has assisted a goal in each of his last three games, showing Muller gets in and around the 18-yard box. Muller scored one of Bayern Munich’s two goals against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek and is in form.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 27/50 - BET NOW
Just one of the last three Bundesliga games between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin finished with over 2.5 goals scored. There is a likelihood that the two teams could both get on the scoresheet this weekend. Union Berlin have shocked Bundesliga onlookers with their performances this season. They are knocking on the door to Europe and are four points behind Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern Munich can move closer to the Bundesliga title, but could have one eye on their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain next week.
Two of Union Berlin’s last three games in the league finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Five of Bayern Munich’s last six games in the Bundesliga saw more than 2.5 goals tallied. Flick has injury issues and a possibly fatigued team going into the game. Union Berlin could take advantage of those factors. Still, Die Roten should claim a sixth straight Bundesliga win.
Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin Tips
Here are our Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin tips for Saturday's Bundesliga match at the Allianz Arena.
1. Both teams to score: YES @ 7/10
2. Thomas Muller to score anytime @ 17/10
3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 27/50
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