Hertha BSC vs Union Berlin match preview: Even contest expected at Olympiastadion Berlin

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Fri 22.May
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin (74649 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Bundesliga table so far. Here's the Hertha BSC - Union Berlin latest:

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

This is a match between teams from the same area, a local derby. The community is buzzing.

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Hertha BSC form and stats

With 3 Bundesliga wins, 3 draws and 7 defeats from their home games, Hertha BSC are certainly not brimming with confidence.

A strong away win for Hertha against Hoffenheim the last match, as Vedad Ibišević and Matheus Cunha were on target. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Werder Bremen that ended 2-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Hertha have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won two, drawn four and lost three.

The Hertha fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 14 in 13 matches. Hertha are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (28 from 13 played).

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Union Berlin form and stats

There's been little loot from Union Berlin's travels as they have only collected 11 points from 13 away games in the Bundesliga. Union Berlin only have 3 wins to counter their 8 defeats and 2 draws.

The manager U. Fischer was unhappy after their last game, a Bundesliga match played at their home ground Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Berlin suffered a 0-2 loss to Bayern München (placed 1st). Preceding that game, the 1-3 loss visiting Freiburg's place.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Berlin playing away and similar expectations, we found five relevant matches. Results were one Union Berlin win, two draws and two defeats.

The visiting Union Berlin have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 14 goals from 13 games. As for defending, Berlin rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 25 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Union Berlin - Hertha 1-0 earlier this season. Hertha BSC-Union Berlin H2H statistics last five meetings regardless of arena: Hertha BSC one win, Union Berlin two wins, two draws. three of these five matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Union BerlinS. Andersson
S. Andersson
11 goals
Union BerlinM. Bülter
M. Bülter
7 goals
HerthaV. Ibišević
V. Ibišević
5 goals

Hertha BSC missing players

Union Berlin missing players

Hertha BSC Union Berlin
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
26 13 4 Played P 2 13 26
8 3 1 Won W 0 3 9
7 3 1 Drew D 0 2 3
11 7 2 Lost L 2 8 14
35 14 3 Scored S 2 14 32
48 28 8 Conceded C 5 25 43
92% 85% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
81% 77% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 92% 92%
77% 77% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 54%
46% 54% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 31% 31%
15% 23% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 12%
54% 54% 25% BTTS BTTS 100% 69% 54%
23% 23% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 8% 23%
31% 38% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 23% 23%
 
3.6 3.4 4 Corners for (avg) C F 3 3.5 3.7
5.5 4.3 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 7 6 5.4
2.2 2.5 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 2.7 2.2
3 2 1 Red cards R C 1 3 4
 
271 140 47 Total Shots T S 32 148 316
88 35 10 Shots on Target S O 11 47 105
40% 40% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 18% 30% 30%
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • Union Berlin has the fewest points from losing position (1)
  • Union Berlin have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Union Berlin haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 26 18 4 4 75 26 13 9 2 2 38 11 13 9 2 2 37 15 49 58
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 16 6 4 72 33 13 10 3 0 45 10 13 6 3 4 27 23 39 54
3 Borussia M'gladbach 26 16 4 6 52 31 13 9 2 2 30 16 13 7 2 4 22 15 21 52
4 RB Leipzig 26 14 9 3 63 27 13 7 5 1 33 14 13 7 4 2 30 13 36 51
5 Bayer Leverkusen 26 15 5 6 49 31 13 7 4 2 25 13 13 8 1 4 24 18 18 50
6 Wolfsburg 26 10 9 7 36 31 13 4 6 3 16 13 13 6 3 4 20 18 5 39
7 Freiburg 26 10 7 9 35 36 12 6 2 4 16 14 14 4 5 5 19 22 -1 37
8 Schalke 04 26 9 10 7 33 40 13 5 6 2 18 18 13 4 4 5 15 22 -7 37
9 Hoffenheim 26 10 5 11 35 46 14 5 1 8 19 34 12 5 4 3 16 12 -11 35
10 Köln 26 10 3 13 41 47 13 6 2 5 22 18 13 4 1 8 19 29 -6 33
11 Hertha BSC 26 8 7 11 35 48 13 3 3 7 14 28 13 5 4 4 21 20 -13 31
12 Union Berlin 26 9 3 14 32 43 13 6 1 6 18 18 13 3 2 8 14 25 -11 30
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 25 8 4 13 39 44 13 6 3 4 28 19 12 2 1 9 11 25 -5 28
14 Augsburg 26 7 6 13 37 54 13 5 3 5 25 23 13 2 3 8 12 31 -17 27
15 Mainz 05 26 8 3 15 36 55 13 4 2 7 15 21 13 4 1 8 21 34 -19 27
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 5 8 13 27 50 13 3 4 6 13 23 13 2 4 7 14 27 -23 23
17 Werder Bremen 25 4 6 15 28 59 12 1 2 9 9 30 13 3 4 6 19 29 -31 18
18 Paderborn 26 4 5 17 30 54 13 2 1 10 17 31 13 2 4 7 13 23 -24 17

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