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Fans can look forward to a fierce opening day derby at Alte Foersterei this coming Saturday when Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin go head-to-head in the Bundesliga.

Union Berlin finished last season as number 5 on 57 points in the Bundesliga. At Alte Foersterei, they welcome Hertha Berlin, who ended up last season as number 16 on 33 points.

Since both Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin are looking to start their season on a good note, we are in for a tough fight over their first points of the season this coming Saturday.

Union Berlin scored an average of 1.8 goals in ten matches or a total of 18 while allowing 12 goals against. This is an average of 1.2 goals against per match with two clean sheets along the way.

Hertha Berlin scored 12 goals, conceded 17 and managed three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.

Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin Preview

Union Berlin managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Bundesliga, where they also drew twice and lost none. They scored 11 goals and conceded five times.

Union Berlin go into the season with the clear aim of a top half finish, and if they can build some momentum early on, perhaps even throw their hat in the ring for a place in Europe.

Hertha Berlin claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Bundesliga. They also drew one and were defeated four times, as they were outscored by ten goals to four.

In a season where everything runs absolutely smoothly Hertha Berlin might be able to surprise. However, a finish inside the top half of the Bundesliga looks the most realistic scenario.

Union Berlin are on a nice roll and doing far better than visitors Hertha Berlin. We would be seriously surprised to see anything but a home win at Alte Foersterei.

Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin Stats

  • Union Berlin have not lost 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 matches Union Berlin played, both teams scored
  • Union Berlin have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
  • Union Berlin have scored in 13 of the last 14 matches
  • Union Berlin have scored in 10 of the last 11 home matches
  • Hertha Berlin have not won 13 of the last 15 away matches
  • Hertha Berlin have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Hertha Berlin have conceded in 8 of the last 10 away matches
  • Hertha Berlin have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
  • Hertha Berlin have scored in 6 of the last 7 away matches

Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin Team News

Union Berlin just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Hertha Berlin at Alte Foersterei.

Timo Baumgartl sit this one out for Union Berlin due to an injury.

Hertha Berlin have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Union Berlin on Saturday.

Marco Richter, Kelian Wa Saka and Jessic Ngankam all face a spell on the sidelines for Hertha Berlin due to various injuries.

Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin H2H

A draw could be the way to go here, as this has been an equal pairing in their most recent meetings. Union Berlin won three times of the previous six matches, while Hertha Berlin secured two wins from those six matches. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.75.

Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin Betting Tips

Ishak Belfodil shows decent form right now for Hertha Berlin, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the Bundesliga. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Union Berlin, who are strong favourites this coming Saturday. Siding with Grischa Proemel also look a nice prospect as he scored four goals in his last six Bundesliga matches.

Union Berlin collected seven wins, drew two and lost one in the 10 most games across all tournaments at Alte Foersterei. Hertha Berlin won three of their previous 10 away, drew two and lost five times.Of the previous 10 outings away from home, Hertha Berlin scored the opening goal six times, whereas their hosts were first on target in eight of their last 10 games on home soil.

In the past six encounters between Union Berlin and Hertha Berlin over 2.5 goals came out three times, with Union Berlin scoring an average of 1.51 goals per game. Hertha Berlin averaged 1.51 goals, while both teams scored three times.Union Berlin scored an average of 2.3 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times.Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 2.7 times in those matches.