Prediction and odds for the game: Union Berlin (12/1) v Bayern Munich (1/5)
We are backing over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/9
When: Sunday, 17th May 2020, Kick-off 17:00
Where: The Stadion An der Alten Forsterei
On Sunday evening, Union Berlin host Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, in a game that could prove vital in the race for the title for the league leaders.
The home side has enjoyed a solid maiden campaign in the Bundesliga following promotion last season. They are in midtable, eight points clear of the relegation play-off spot. Although they currently look comfortable, a few more wins would consolidate their position in German top-flight for next season.
Before the break in action, Union were in highly inconsistent form in the Bundesliga. They have won just three of their last 11 matches in the German top-flight. In their last league match, they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Freiburg. The game was a typically high-scoring league encounter for the home side, as five of their last six league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Since promotion, Union’s form on home soil in the Bundesliga has been mixed. A record of one win in their last four home matches in the top-flight is unlikely to frighten the visiting champions. However, Union have been prolific in front of goal on home soil of late, scoring at least twice in five of their last six Bundesliga outings.
This season has been another tale of Bayern making a recovery after an underwhelming start to the campaign. The Bavarians are four points clear of second-place Dortmund and looking good for their eighth consecutive German title.
The Bavarians were back to something near their best before the enforced hiatus. The reigning champions are unbeaten in 11 Bundesliga matches, having recorded ten victories in the process. A 2-0 win over Augsburg last time out in the top-flight was their straight win in the Bundesliga. The game also saw Hansi Flick’s team score at least twice for a fourth consecutive game. Bayern’s recent attacking form will surprise few, as they are the top scorers in the league with 73 goals.
The Bavarians have been formidable foes on their travels of late in the Bundesliga, winning their last five away games, while scoring at least three times in all five victories. Their superb attacking displays have contributed to over 2.5 goals scored in their last ten league games on the road.
It is hard not to fancy the champions to record a victory in this clash, as before the break they were in relentless form. We are backing the away win. The other bet we are backing is the over 2.5 goals scored, as both teams are very good in attack. The reverse fixture also produced over 2.5 goals, which also bodes well for goals in this clash.
Verdict: We are backing over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/9 and/or the away win at odds of 1/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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