Football betting guide: FC Union Berlin favourites when VfL Bochum 1848 arrive

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (22012 seats)

The standings shows that 12 points separate the two duelists in this Bundesliga fixture. FC Union Berlin carry both the points- and home ground advantage.

Insights:
  • FC Union Berlin is in the best form (5-1-0) in Bundesliga
  • VfL Bochum 1848 have the fewest dropped points from leading position (7) in Bundesliga

For VfL Bochum 1848 most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

FC Union Berlin and VfL Bochum 1848 should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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FC Union Berlin form and stats

32 points is a decent return from 16 Bundesliga games here at Stadion An der Alten Försterei for FC Union Berlin. The data says 9 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses.

FC Union Berlin enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at SC Freiburg's place. The match ended 4-1 with Prömel, Becker, Trimmel and Schäfer scoring. Becker, an attacker, was the highest rated performer for the team in that fixture, collecting a rating of 8.42 (out of 10). Becker scored one goal, served one assist, hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 4 of 6 times.

The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 1-1 versus Greuther Furth.

Berlin has scored 22 league goals at home this season, in 16 matches. From these home matches, FC Union Berlin have conceded only 15 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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VfL Bochum 1848 form and stats

There's been little loot from VfL Bochum 1848's travels as they have only collected 14 points from 16 away games in the Bundesliga. VfL Bochum 1848 only have 4 wins to counter their 10 defeats and 2 draws.

Impressive finishing from Polter secured the home win 2-1 against Arminia Bielefeld in their previous game. Attacker Asano got a player rating of 7.63 in the game. "Man of the match" Asano hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 3 of 3 times and had 18 successful passes (of 22 total).

Prior to that result VfL Bochum 1848 won their away game at Borussia Dortmund. The scoreline was 4-3.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Bochum as they have only managed to score 15 times from 16 away games in the league.

Head 2 Head

The duelists have fought earlier this season: VfL Bochum 1848 - FC Union Berlin 0-1. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: six - two - two (FC Union Berlin wins - draws - VfL Bochum 1848 wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

FC Union BerlinT. Awoniyi
T. Awoniyi
13 goals
VfL Bochum 1848S. Polter
S. Polter
10 goals
BerlinG. Prömel
G. Prömel
7 goals

FC Union Berlin missing players

VfL Bochum 1848 missing players

FC Union Berlin VfL Bochum 1848
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 16 33
15 9 5 Won W 1 4 12
9 5 0 Drew D 0 2 6
9 2 0 Lost L 4 10 15
47 22 10 Scored S 4 15 36
42 15 3 Conceded C 17 32 49
94% 88% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
76% 75% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 75% 73%
52% 38% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 56% 45%
27% 12% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 19% 18%
12% 6% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 19% 12%
58% 50% 60% BTTS BTTS 20% 50% 45%
24% 44% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 21%
24% 19% 0% Failed to Score F T 80% 44% 39%
 
4.2 3.5 2.2 Corners for (avg) C F 3.8 3.6 3.7
4.4 4.7 5.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 6.1 5.5
1.8 1.8 2.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.4 2.1 1.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
11.9 11.4 8.8 Shots (avg) S ( 11.4 10.9 12.3
4.4 4.3 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.5 4.2
32% 32% 53% Goal Efficiency G E 21% 27% 27%
 
12 11.6 13.6 Shots against (avg) S A 16.6 16 14.2
3.7 3.4 3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 8.8 6.6 5.2
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • FC Union Berlin is in the best form (5-1-0) in Bundesliga
  • VfL Bochum 1848 have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • VfL Bochum 1848 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • VfL Bochum 1848 have the fewest dropped points from leading position (7) in Bundesliga
  • VfL Bochum 1848 haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 32 24 3 5 93 33 16 13 1 2 46 13 16 11 2 3 47 20 60 75
2 Borussia Dortmund 33 21 3 9 83 51 16 12 0 4 50 27 17 9 3 5 33 24 32 66
3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 33 18 7 8 78 46 16 9 2 5 37 22 17 9 5 3 41 24 32 61
4 SC Freiburg 33 15 10 8 57 44 17 8 5 4 32 25 16 7 5 4 25 19 13 55
5 RB Leipzig 32 16 6 10 67 36 16 10 2 4 39 17 16 6 4 6 28 19 31 54
6 FC Union Berlin 33 15 9 9 47 42 16 9 5 2 22 15 17 6 4 7 25 27 5 54
7 Köln 33 14 10 9 51 47 17 9 4 4 27 21 16 5 6 5 24 26 4 52
8 Hoffenheim 33 13 7 13 57 55 17 8 4 5 34 24 16 5 3 8 23 31 2 46
9 Mainz 05 33 13 6 14 48 43 16 10 4 2 31 9 17 3 2 12 17 34 5 45
10 VfL Bochum 1848 33 12 6 15 36 49 17 8 4 5 21 17 16 4 2 10 15 32 -13 42
11 Borussia M'gladbach 32 11 8 13 48 59 16 7 4 5 28 26 16 4 4 8 20 33 -11 41
12 Wolfsburg 33 12 5 16 41 52 16 7 2 7 23 19 17 5 3 9 18 33 -11 41
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 32 10 10 12 42 46 16 4 6 6 19 21 16 6 4 6 23 25 -4 40
14 Augsburg 32 9 8 15 37 51 16 6 4 6 23 25 16 3 4 9 14 26 -14 35
15 Hertha BSC 33 9 6 18 36 69 17 6 3 8 24 33 16 3 3 10 12 36 -33 33
16 Stuttgart 32 6 11 15 37 56 16 5 4 7 26 31 16 1 7 8 11 25 -19 29
17 Arminia Bielefeld 33 5 12 16 26 52 16 2 9 5 14 22 17 3 3 11 12 30 -26 27
18 Greuther Furth 33 3 9 21 27 80 17 3 5 9 15 33 16 0 4 12 12 47 -53 18

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