FC Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich 5/17/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
5/17/20 12 pm
Over 2.5 (-225), Under 2.5 (+175)
FC Union Berlin is welcoming Bayern Munich to An der alten Forsterei in round 26 of German Bundesliga.
Union has been solid this season and they are in 11th place in the standings with 30 points, safely outside the relegation zone. Offensively, Union has been more than good for their roster quality, defensively, not so good. Union has conceded 41 goals in 25 games. Union has conceded at least 1 goal in their last 4 games, but they also scored at least one goal in their last 6 games before the season was paused. Andersson has scored 11 goals for Union this season, while Bulter added 7 goals. Trimmel has 7 assists in 23 games. Gogia, Dehl, and Becker are injured, while Friedrich is suspended because of yellow cards. In their last Bundesliga match against Freiburg on the road, Union had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 74% of the correct passes. Union Berlin wasn’t good defensively in this match and they lost this game 3-1. Overall, this season has been more than good for Union Berlin and they will stay in Bundesliga next season as well, which was their only goal for this season I might add.
Bayern Munich was the team in the best form before the stoppage and they haven’t lost any of their last 11 games in Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, and in the Champions League. In their last 4 games, Bayern has scored 12 goals, while conceding 0 goals. Bayern is at the top of the standings with 55 points, 73 scored goals, and 26 conceded goals. Lewandowski has scored 25 goals for Bayern this season and is the leading goal scorer in Bundesliga, while Gnarby added 11 goals and 9 assists. Thomas Muller added 15 assists. Sule, Coutinho, and Tolisso are injured and will miss this game. In their last Bundesliga game against Augsburg at home, Bayern has had 74% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Bayern had plenty of opportunities in this game, but unfortunately, they scored only two goals and have won this match 2-0. Before the season was paused, Bayern was the best team in Bundesliga and was playing fantastic soccer in the Champions League where they beat Chelsea in 0-3 in the first leg. Bayern is still the favorite to win the Bundesliga as they have 4 points advantage in front of Borussia Dortmund, but it’s hard to predict how the players will react without a single game in their feet over the last 2 months. Good thing for Bayern is that they are playing against the team that is far from their quality rank which could certainly have an impact on the result of this game.
Bayern has never lost to Union Berlin in the past and has always scored at least 2 goals. Bayern is the better team here, with more quality and deeper roster. Bayern can’t afford to lose here, and I think they will come out ready to play and to stay at the top of Bundesliga.