22 May 2020 live
Hertha Berlin vs Union Berlin – Match Preview, Kick-Off Time and Match Prediction
This Friday, Bundesliga will continue on Match Day 27 after the successful completion of matches over the previous weekend which marked the return of Bundesliga after about a six weeks hiatus.
Hertha Berlin will play host to Union Berlin for the second leg of this Berlin derby. Hertha Berlin come off with an impressive 3-0 victory against Hoffenheim in their last match. They now have two victories in their last six Bundesliga matches, LWLDDW. The victory helped them climb two spots up the Bundesliga table from 13th to 11th place. In 26 league appearances, Hertha Berlin now has 8W, 7D and 11L and have earned 31 points. Hertha has an average of 1.3 goals per game and the German side have 35 goals so far this season. Unfortunately, they have conceded 48 goals which has left them with a -13 GD. Coach, Bruno Labbadia will choose his formation wisely as he enters into this Friday’s derby against a side desperate for three points. We can expect a 4-1-3-2 formation against Union with 35 years old Vedad Ibisevic leading the attack. Vedad has 4 goals and 1 assist for Hertha Berlin so far this season.
Meanwhile, Union Berlin moved down the Bundesliga table from 11th to 12th place after the 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich. Union has been in inconsistent form in their last six Bundesliga matches; WLWDLL. So far, they have 9W, 3D, and 14L in 26 league appearances. Having scored 32 times and conceding 43 goals this season they have a -11GD. Coach, Urs Fischer will be looking to make a strong impression after the torrid performance his side put up against Bayern Munich last Sunday. We can expect a 3-4-2-1 formation with Sebastian Andersson leading the attack. Andersson has an impressive 11 goals with 1 assist to his name this season.
The first leg of this fixture saw Union Berlin defeat Hertha Berlin by a lone goal from Sebastian Polter (87’). Previously, they met in February, 2013 at it ended in a draw (2-2).
Union Berlin might not be having the best of form but have remained unbeaten by Hertha Berlin in their last two meetings. We expect to see both sides score at least one goal.
A 1-1 draw at the end of the game is predicted.
Date: May 22, 2020.
Kick-Off Time: 8:30PM
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin.
Match Day: 27.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:30.
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