Union Berlin (@9.5) vs Dortmund (@1.3)
28-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Dortmund will win

Union Berlin – Dortmund Match Prediction | 28-08-2019 12:30

At the other end of the pitch, Union will be relying on former Dortmund favourite Neven Subotic for defensive stability, particularly with center-backKeven Schlotterbeck missing this one to suspension. Last seasonspromotion play-off hero Marvin Friedrichshould return to partner him at the back, but Union boss Urs Fischer will have to come up with something special to stop this weekends opponents.

A lack of defensive stability was their main weakness last season in fact, they kept a clean sheet in just 29% of their matches overall so in combination with one of the most ruthless attacks in the Bundesliga we saw both teams to score become a very common occurrence in fact a bet on that landed in 68% of their games last season. However, one thing that we have to note is that Dortmund are still vulnerable at the back even with veteran Mats Hummels back at the club.

Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:

Borussia Dortmund have made a huge statement early on in the new Bundesliga season, scoring more goals than any other side (8) across wins against Augsburg and Cologne. Coach Lucien Favre has stuck to the same starting XI that successfully saw off Uerdingen in the first round of the DFB Pokal and Bayern Munich in the 19/20 campaign openingSuper Cup match before that, with Jadon Sancho being a standout performer.

Union Berlins main goal is to secure the Bundesliga survival, but that is easier said than done. Die Eisernen failed to impress in a 4-0 loss to Leipzig in the opening match of the season, but they did well to hold Augsburg to a 1-1 draw at the weekend. David faces Goliath at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in what is expected to be a very exciting game.

With Favres men scoring goals for fun, however, we also think this could be a repeat of matchday 1 for the hosts in terms of goals conceded.Our prediction: 4-1 Dortmund. Union got the goalscoring duck off their back last weekend and will no doubt have that as a minimum target for this game. As such, we feel theres reasonable value in backing Dortmund alongside both teams to score given their mistake-prone backline.

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Missing a key defender likeSchlotterbeck will upset their defensive rhythm, which is far from ideal against the second-best travelling side in Germany. Dortmunds attack is probably what will concern Union most this weekend. Favres men scored the second-most goals in the Bundesliga last season and Union have already felt the full force of an attacking Bundesliga side in their 4-0 opening defeat to Leipzig.

The Millionaires have been producing splendid displays under Lucien Favre this season and we are positive that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Wednesday evening. Bundesliga side on penalties. After dropping two points in a 2-2 draw with Hertha at the weekend, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Union Berlin at their Signal-Iduna-Park in the German Cup round 2. When the two teams met in the DFB Pokal two seasons ago the Millionaires defeated the 2. A man to watch in the home team will be USA international Christian Pulisic, who is likely to be recalled to the starting XI. Union Berlin, on the other hand, are fully focused on securing promotion to the German top flight, therefore, we do not believe that they are going to spoil Borussia Dortmunds party at Signal-Iduna-Park.

The visitors arent in the greatest form coming into this big test, having drawn their last three matches. Bundesliga side are on course to join the likes of Dortmund and Bayern, getting themselves into third place in the league early on. Will they shake that run and claim a massive cup shock here? Theyll want a top two finish and an automatic promotion place, but first they test themselves against the best that the top flight has to offer right now. The 2.

Dortmund vs Union Berlin Prediction & Match Preview

The teams defence have been pretty shaky at the start of the season and given Borussia Dortmunds attacking potential, we do not believe that the newcomers are capable of grabbing something from Saturdays football match. Lucien Favres troops head into the match following back-to-back wins over Augsburg and Koln and seeing that the Swiss tactician can count on key players for the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei clash, we believe that away win should be considered.

Favres men scored the second-most goals in the Bundesliga last season and Union have already felt the full force of an attacking Bundesliga side in their 4-0 opening defeat to Leipzig. Dortmunds attack is probably what will concern Union most this weekend. Missing a key defender likeSchlotterbeck will upset their defensive rhythm, which is far from ideal against the second-best travelling side in Germany.