Union Berlin face Borussia Dortmund in Round 10 of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 16 October 2022. The match venue is Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin.
Latest odds on betting sites
Union Berlin to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Borussia Dortmund to win odds are priced at 2.36 (+136; 34/25).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Union Berlin — 32%, draw — 28%, Borussia Dortmund — 40%.
Latest betting odds on Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund (16 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Union Berlin — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Borussia Dortmund — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
Match preview and statistics
Union Berlin are top of the league table with 20 points and a +10 goal difference. In the previous five games, they have four wins and a loss. Die Eisernen beat Malmo FF in their last game in the Europa League.
Robin Knoche scored in the 89th minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Team statistics: 44% possession, 1.59 expected goals (xG), 14 total shots, one big chance, seven shots on target, 243 accurate passes, 71% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, two corners and five yellow cards.
They beat VfB Stuttgart 1-nil in their last league game. Paul Jaeckel scored a header in the 76th minute from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Niko Giesselmann sent in the cross from the corner.
Union Berlin team news: No player is injured or suspended.
Borussia Dortmund are fifth in the league table with 16 points and a +1 goal difference. They have two wins, two draws and a loss in the last five games. BVB drew 1-1 with Sevilla in their last game in the Champions League.
Tanguy Nianzou gave Sevilla the lead in the 18th minute with a header following the cross from Ivan Rakitic from the free-kick spot. Jude Bellingham replied in the 35th minute. Bellingham started the attack by passing the ball to Meunier, who returned it back to him before he found the back of the net.
Team statistics: 52% possession, 0.42 expected goals (xG), seven total shots, one big chance, three shots on target, 451 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, three corners and one yellow card.
Borussia Dortmund team news: Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mahmoud Dahoud, Marco Reus, Mateu Morey and Sebastien Haller are sidelined due to injuries.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund H2H
Dortmund have won the previous three matches against Union Berlin. They won 3-nil in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Union Berlin projected starting lineup:
- Frederik Ronnow
- Robin Knoche
- Paul Jaeckel
- Diogo Leite
- Christopher Trimmel
- Julian Ryerson
- Genki Haraguchi
- Rani Khedira
- Janik Haberer
- Sheraldo Becker
- Jordan Pefok
Sheraldo Becker is the key player to watch out for. He is the top scorer in the team with six goals this season and three assists. This is a big game Becker needs to wear his scoring boots for.
Borussia Dortmund projected starting lineup:
- Alexander Meyer
- Thomas Meunier
- Nico Schlotterbeck
- Niklas Sule
- Raphael Guerreiro
- Jude Bellingham
- Salih Ozcan
- Julian Brandt
- Karim Adeyemi
- Donyell Malen
- Anthony Modeste
Jude Bellingham is the key player to watch out for. At this point, no one can deny the Englishman’s talent. Bellingham scored the equalizer in their last match against Sevilla. He has four goal contributions in the past four games.
Prediction and betting tips
Union Berlin sit pretty well on top of the league table. They are in very good form, on a three-game winning streak heading into this fixture. Dortmund have drawn two back-to-back games going into this tie.
The Black and Yellows have won the previous three matches against Die Eisernen. The predictions for this match are Union Berlin to win or draw, and over 2.5 goals. Union are in top form and will want to retain the position at the end of the Gameweek. They have the home advantage as well. Both teams have totalled over 2.5 goals in the previous two meetings.
Betting prediction: Double Chance — 1/X
Odds: 1.53 (-188 American; 25/47 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)