Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund should be one of the most exciting games of the 3rd Bundesliga Round, at Stadion An der Alten Försterei, in Berlin. In this game, Borussia can strengthen their leadership in the tournament and collect the maximum of possible points from 3 games. For the team from Berlin, this will be the toughest confrontation of this season.
Since the Union promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time, they didn’t have any games in this tournament with Borussia Dortmund. But, the teams played in the DFB Pokal in 2016 and in 2018. Then, both matches finished with a draw in regular time. Borussia won by penalties in 1/16 round in 2016 and in the same round last year by a late goal from Marco Reus at the end of extra time. In the Bundesliga there will be no penalty or extra time, so Borussia will be more serious this time. Please read our thought about this Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga match here below.
Union Berlin made a big step forward after winning against Stuttgart in relegation Playoffs. They proved that they are finally worthy to play in the major league of Germany. Of course, we cant compare, for example, with Aston Villa, which came to Premier League with 150m transfer budget and almost totally changed their team. Union’s total value of all players is less than 40 million. The team does not have a large budget, therefore it has to play on talent, desire and team play with rivals like Borussia, Bayern, Leipzig, etc. So far this season, the biggest achievement is a draw with Augsburg away. In the first game, they lost to RB Leipzig 0:4 as we expected with more than one goal difference. Against Augsburg, they had several dangerous moments but draw in away match is a really great result for them.
As we predicted previously, Dortmund started the season as strong as it was possible. They won against Bayern Munich the German Super Cup with 2:0 result and it seems they are not going to stop the serie winning matches. Since the last seasons 33rd round, they won 12 matches in a row in different competitions. In DFB Pokal they easily overcome Uerdingen from 3. Liga with 2:0 at Merkur Spiel-Arena. Moreover, they brilliantly played against Augsburg at home ground and won the match with 5:1 result, conceding first at the 1st minute. In the second match also, FC Koln scored first and Borussia made a comeback with 3 scored goals only after 70 match minutes. Until the team gets a kick, they do not start playing as they can.
There are no flaws in the team, as each position is strengthened during this offseason. Hummels is now in defense, so confidence in the backline should return. In the attack, as always, Reus and a large number of super players. In the middle of the field, Witsel now took a leadership position, he can either give an accurate pass or intercept the ball. Of course, alongside with these well-known players, they have a lot of talents and prospective players. This chic team should succeed this year and finally surpass Bayern in the Bundesliga. We believe that all of Germany wants changes at the top of the Bundesliga.
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