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Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

07 April 2021

Saturday 10 April

Allianz Arena - Bundesliga

Sebastian Griesbeck in action against Bayern's Benjamin Pavard in December; Spin Sports BlogCredit: Sebastian Griesbeck in action against Bayern's Benjamin Pavard in December (Clemens Bilan/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Bayern Munich will attempt to push home their Bundesliga advantage when they welcome Union Berlin to the Allianz Arena on Saturday. The champions recorded a key victory last weekend in their bid to retain their title, while the visitors here go in search of their first ever victory over Germany’s biggest team in the football betting online for this game.

Past Meetings

Union are yet to win a game against Bayern since their maiden promotion to the Bundesliga in 2019. Munich won both of last season’s meetings, courtesy of a 2-1 victory at the Allianz Arena before a 2-0 triumph back at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei. However, Union claimed a 1-1 draw in Berlin when these teams met a couple of weeks before Christmas, with Robert Lewandowski cancelling out Grischa Promel’s early opener.

Team News

There’s no chance of Lewandowski scoring for Bayern this weekend. The Polish striker’s remarkable season has been interrupted by a knee injury which is set to keep him out for at least another couple of weeks. Javi Martinez, Corentin Tolisso, Douglas Costa and Malik Tillman are further injury absentees, while Alphonso Davies is suspended.

The visitors have three players facing late fitness tests ahead of this difficult fixture. Niko Giebelmann, Taiwo Awoniyi and Anthony Ujah all remain doubtful for the trip to Munich, while Sheraldo Becker has been ruled out due to an ankle injury. Urs Fischer does at least have some extra time on the training pitches ahead of the clash though.

Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin Preview and Predictions

Bayern Munich need to balance their domestic and European commitments over the coming weeks, with a tough Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain to negotiate while keeping the rest of the Bundesliga at bay. The balancing act continues in earnest against Union Berlin on Saturday.

Union have been enjoying an excellent second season in Germany’s top flight, building on last term’s 11th-placed finish to move up to seventh at present. Securing European football would be a brilliant achievement for Die Eisernen, although they do need an upturn in form.

Fischer’s side have only won one of their last five Bundesliga fixtures, although they have drawn three of those matches. Another draw this weekend would be most welcome, with the stalemate priced at 5.50 in the betting. An away win, meanwhile, is available at 8.50.

There’s no doubt Bayern are the heavy favourites though at 1.36. Last weekend’s 1-0 victory away to second-placed RB Leipzig was a huge result for Hansi Flick’s side, opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the table.

Die Roten are gunning for their ninth straight title while attempting to retain the Champions League. After 14 wins in 16 games prior to Wednesday’s first leg against PSG, and seven in a row ahead of that game, the hosts will fully expect to make it six straight Bundesliga victories this weekend.

Recommended Bets

Bayern Munich to win and BTTS at 2.40

Union Berlin got on the scoresheet at the Allianz Arena last season, and also registered against Bayern earlier this term. Munich are the clear favourites to collect the three points though.

Bayern Munich to win 2-1 at 7.75

Bayern have scored exactly two goals in both of their Bundesliga victories over Union to date, while Die Eisernen have scored exactly one goal in two of their three meetings so far.

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