On Friday, starting with 19:30, the Hertha – Union Berlin match will be played, within the 27th round of the Bundesliga, 2019/2020 edition. The recent history is clear on the part of those from Union Berlin, who have scored in each of the previous 5 direct meetings. Moreover, the “Steelers” are undefeated at the Olympiastadion, managing to get a victory and a draw. In the dispute of the tour, Union Berlin won 1-0 at home, due to Polter’s success, through a penalty converted in the 90th minute.
Hertha looked fantastic in the first match with Bruno Labbadia on the bench, obtaining a conclusive victory on the field of Hoffenheim, score 3-0. Cunha, Ibisevic and Akpoguma (own goal) scored for “Old Lady”, and all 3 successes were scored in the second half. Due to this success, Hertha climbed to 11th place in the ranking, with 31 points, surpassing its local rival, Union Berlin. The host team received a mouthful of oxygen from Labbadia, who is her fifth coach, since May, after Pal Dardai, Ante Covic, Jurgen Klinsmann and Alexander Nouri.
Union Berlin lost the last round with Bayern, score 0-2, but managed to perform the same defensive, compact game, allowing the Bavarians only 3 shots on goal space. The “Steelers” are now 12th in the Bundesliga standings with 30 points and have lost 8 of their 13 away games of the season, with only Frankfurt having more than 9 foreign defeats. However, Urs Fischer’s students were hard to beat this season and have achieved important results. It is noteworthy that Trimmel, the captain of Union Berlin, offered 7 decisive passes in fixed phases, a record in Europe at the moment – one more than Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.
-Union Berlin is undefeated in the disputes with Hertha at the Olympiastadion
-There were 12 corners in Hertha’s dispute with Hoffenheim, and in Union Berlin – Bayern there were 13. Moreover, Urs Fischer’s team had only two trips under 7 corners this season.
Hertha: Jarstein – Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhadt – Darida, Grujic – Lukebakio, Cunha, Mittelstädt – Ibisevic (c)
Coach: Bruno Labbadia
Union: Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Hübner, Subotic – Trimmel (c), Gentner, Andrich, Lenz – Ingvartsen, Bülter – Andersson
Absent: Becker, Gogia, Schlotterbeck
Coach: Urs Fischer
PREDICTION: Over 2,5 goals @ 1,87