Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig Predictions

Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig predictions for Sunday’s clash at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei. Will Leipzig be able to secure a positive result against a Union Berlin’s side who have had an impressive start to their season? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig Predictions


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A Clash of Titans in the Bundesliga Saga

Key Stats
– Union Berlin have scored a massive four goals in each of their first three matches.
– Kevin Behrens, Union Berlin’s forward, already boasts a hat-trick and a total of four goals this season.
– RB Leipzig managed a monumental comeback from 1-0 down at half-time to win 5-1 against Stuttgart.

When Union Berlin welcome RB Leipzig this Sunday, the atmosphere will be electric. Union Berlin’s early-season form paints them as the team to watch, while RB Leipzig are desperately trying to bounce back from a mixed start. Let’s dive into what promises to be a gripping encounter.

Union Berlin’s Unbeatable Momentum

Union Berlin, under the guidance of Urs Fischer, have had a dream start to the season. Having achieved a perfect record so far, Fischer’s men are looking indomitable, registering a whopping four goals in each of their initial trio of games. Their stunning performance against Astoria Walldorf in the DFB-Pokal, combined with their domination over Mainz 05 and their resilience against SV Darmstadt 98 (even when down to 10 men), cements their place as a force to be reckoned with.


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Kevin Behrens has been the star in their lineup, with a hat-trick against Mainz and another goal to his name against Darmstadt. However, it wasn’t just Behrens; the debutant Robin Gosens showcased his skill by scoring twice in the first half against Darmstadt, while Danilho Doekhi secured the win post the hour mark.

Considering their upcoming clash against RB Leipzig – a direct competitor for a Champions League spot – Union Berlin’s impressive run needs to continue.

RB Leipzig: Ready to Rise Again

RB Leipzig’s journey this season has been a tale of highs and lows. A gut-wrenching defeat against Bayer Leverkusen marked a shaky beginning. However, the resilience they displayed against Stuttgart – coming back from a goal down to net five times in the second half – shows they’re far from defeated.

With their summer transfers seeing the departures of Josko Gvardiol, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Christopher Nkunku to Premier League outfits, Leipzig’s determination to stay at the Bundesliga’s top echelons is palpable.

Marco Rose’s men are now presented with the chance to equal Union Berlin’s points tally. Given the stiff competition from Bayern and Leverkusen, it’s vital for Leipzig to narrow down the point gap.

Key Players and Potential Lineups

Union Berlin’s success so far owes a lot to Josip Juranović, Kevin Behrens, and Robin Gosens. Behrens leads the goal-scoring chart with four goals, followed by Gosens with two. Their expected lineup against RB Leipzig might see Ronnow, Jaeckel, Knoche, Leite, Juranovic, Laidouni, Kral, Gosens, Siebatcheu, Behrens, and Volland on the field.

For RB Leipzig, Benjamin Henrichs and David Raum have shown promise, with Dani Olmo leading their scoring with two goals. Their probable lineup includes Blaswich, Henrichs, Simakan, Orban, Raum, Simons, Kampl, Schlager, Olmo, Openda, and Werner.


1. Both Teams to Score One of the most telling indicators heading into this fixture is the attacking prowess both teams have showcased in the early stages of the season. Union Berlin, led by Urs Fischer, have been in sensational form in front of goal. Scoring four times in each of their opening three matches is a testament to their attacking capabilities. Kevin Behrens, in particular, has been an instrumental figure, firing a hat-trick and adding to his tally in subsequent games.

On the other side, RB Leipzig, under the guidance of Marco Rose, have displayed their own set of fireworks in the offensive department. Their comeback victory against Stuttgart, with a 5-1 scoreline, featured goals from five different players. This match highlighted their versatility in attack, where multiple players have the capability to find the back of the net.

Given the form and attacking intent both these teams have shown, it seems probable that both will breach each other’s defences. The stats suggest an open game with both teams having a go at each other, making the “Both Teams to Score” market an attractive proposition.

2. Correct Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw Drawing a line from the offensive might both teams have portrayed, a high-scoring encounter could be on the cards. Union Berlin, with their consistent record of netting four goals in each match, and Leipzig’s recent thrashing of Stuttgart indicate their hunger for goals.

However, considering the defensive mishaps Leipzig showcased against Bayer Leverkusen and Union Berlin’s recent vulnerabilities (especially with key players potentially missing due to injuries), both teams might end up conceding as well. A 2-2 draw seems a plausible outcome, given the balance of power between the two sides. This scoreline also reflects the competitive nature of their recent encounters and the desire of both teams to stake a claim in the upper echelons of the Bundesliga.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Kevin Behrens When diving into individual brilliance, Kevin Behrens stands out as the man to watch. The forward has already made a mark this season with a hat-trick and seems to be in the form of his life. His positioning, sharpness in front of goal, and ability to be in the right place at the right time make him a prime candidate to find the net.

RB Leipzig, despite their strengths, have shown they can be vulnerable at the back, conceding against both Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart. Behrens, with his current form, will look to exploit any lapses in the Leipzig defence. The data and form strongly suggest that he is more than capable of getting his name on the scoresheet in this encounter.


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Wolfgang Shotten
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