The Bundesliga game at Red Bull Arena Leipzig on Saturday will see visitors Union Berlin facing home side RB Leipzig.
Placed four in the table RB Leipzig have amassed 36 points after 19 matches. On 39 points, Union Berlin rank two with 19 matches played this season.
A win is required for RB Leipzig to jump ahead of Union Berlin in the Bundesliga table. In a match they enter as favourites, this seems like an opportunity too good to miss.
RB Leipzig scored 25 goals, conceded 11, and pulled off two clean sheets in their past ten matches.
Ahead of their upcoming Bundesliga match, Union Berlin have an ample average of 1.7 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a tolerable 17 goals, while also conceding 17 times. That amounts to an average of 1.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring two times.
A 2-1 win was the follow-up to a 2-1 victory, when Union Berlin last faced RB Leipzig, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Prediction
RB Leipzig Form
RB Leipzig collected seven points from their last three matches, as they ran out 2-1 and 3-1 winners against VfB Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, respectively. Against FC Koln, they had to settle for a draw after a 0-0 draw. RB Leipzig won five of their last six Bundesliga matches at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig, scoring 15 and conceding five along they way. They also drew once as they remained without defeat.
Union Berlin Form
In their last three matches, Union Berlin first beat Hertha Berlin 0-2, then Wolfsburg by 2-1 and finally Mainz 05 by 2-1. Union Berlin managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Bundesliga away matches, in which they scored seven while also conceding 12 times. They also experienced zero draws and three defeats.
Both RB Leipzig and Union Berlin have been firing on all cylinders, while also conceding frequently. We should be in for a very entertaining match with goals aplenty.
RB Leipzig have taken 13 points from their last eight games against teams from the top half of the Bundesliga table. They won four of these matches with a scoreline of 12 goals to 12. In the last five games against teams in the top six, Union Berlin claimed two wins and seven points. They scored six and conceded eight goals. RB Leipzig have a record of ten wins, six draws and three defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Union Berlin have 12 wins, three draws and four defeats in the Bundesliga.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Stats
- RB Leipzig have not lost the last 21 matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have won 13 of the last 14 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- RB Leipzig have not lost the last 14 home matches in a row
- RB Leipzig have scored in 31 of the last 33 home matches
- RB Leipzig have won 13 of the last 14 home matches
- Union Berlin have won the last 11 matches in a row
- Union Berlin have not lost the last 11 matches in a row
- Union Berlin have won 10 of the last 11 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Union Berlin have scored in 22 of the last 23 matches
- Union Berlin have lost 8 of the last 10 matches and both teams scored at the same time
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Team News
The injured and absent list looks to be stretched wide for RB Leipzig, as they prepare to meet Union Berlin, since seven could be missing.
Mohamed Simakan, David Raum, Marcel Halstenberg, Willi Orban, Christopher Nkunku, Peter Gulacsi and Konrad Laimer are all absent from the RB Leipzig squad that faces Union Berlin at Red Bull Arena Leipzig.
Union Berlin have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Names like Morten Thorsby, Andras Schafer and Kevin Moehwald most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin H2H
A 2-1 win was the follow-up to a 2-1 victory, when Union Berlin last faced RB Leipzig, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip. Despite a 2-1 win to Union Berlin in their recent match, the last ten encounters have seen the two teams equally paired with RB Leipzig winning five and Union Berlin taking four wins. The bookies best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 15/4.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Results
Both teams to score paid out five times in the previous seven matches between home side RB Leipzig and Union Berlin. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 19/20.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Betting Tips
RB Leipzig against Union Berlin is also a battle between Andre Silva and Kevin Behrens with both in decent form. The former scored three while the latter has three Bundesliga goals in their last six games respectively.
RB Leipzig won nine of their last 10 matches on home soil, drew one and lost none. Union Berlin won five games, drew zero and lost five in their last 10 away games across all tournaments. RB Leipzig claimed four wins without allowing a goal against in their last 10 games on home soil.
The last seven encounters between RB Leipzig and Union Berlin saw over 2.5 goals scored six times, with RB Leipzig averaging 1.7 goals a game. Union Berlin scored 1.3 goals on average in these, as both teams scored five times in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out eight times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for RB Leipzig, who scored an average of 2.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the last ten outings for Union Berlin, who managed to score 2.6 times in those matches.