With the Bundesliga making its much-welcomed return behind closed doors this weekend, league leaders Bayern Munich will be looking to extend their buffer at the top of the table when they make the trip to Union Berlin on Sunday evening.
Securing a comfortable 2-0 win against Augsburg prior to the unexpected break back in March, the German giants have continued on what has been a stellar run of form, both domestically and in Europe.
On the flip side, despite receiving a string of plaudits in what has been a maiden Bundesliga campaign for Union Berlin, Sunday’s hosts were beginning to show some cause for concern prior to the break.
Sacrificing their spot in the top half of the table after recording just a sole top-flight victory in their last four attempts, Berlin were also hit with a 2-1 defeat when they faced off against Bayern earlier in the season. You might be interested to know that an identical scoreline this weekend can be found at 9/1 with Ladbrokes.
Union’s defensive issues
Hit with a 3-1 defeat away at Freiburg prior to the break, Union Berlin almost find themselves stuck in Bundesliga limbo.
Simply now in a battle to secure a top-half finish in what is a maiden top-flight campaign for Urs Fischer’s men, the Reds have lost back-to-back matchups for the first time since the end of December.
Now landing just a sole victory across any format in their last five appearances, a run that also saw them come crashing out of the DFP Pokal thanks to another 3-1 loss against Bayer Leverkusen, the former Basel boss finds his side dealing with some worrying issues at the back.
With just a pair of clean sheets to their name over the past five months, Union Berlin have also now conceded at least a pair of goals in three of their last four matchups on home soil.
You might be interested to know that Sunday’s hosts can be found pencilled in at 4/5 with William Hill to once again ship over 2.5 goals this weekend.
Bayern looking to make a statement
Really making an empathic statement at Stamford Bridge while on Champions League duties back in February, Bayern Munich will be desperate to simply carry on where they left off prior to the break.
Opening the weekend with a four-point buffer over BVB, Hans-Dieter Flick’s men have won their last six matches across all formats and are unbeaten in any competition since the 7th of December.
While leading marksman Robert Lewandowski might be continuing to enjoy another remarkable campaign after recording 25 Bundesliga goals this season, Flick will be most impressed by his side’s continued performances at the back.
Now recording four clean sheets on the bounce, their best defensive tally of 2020, Sunday’s guests have also gone almost 400 minutes without picking the ball out of their own net.
Also landing three consecutive clean sheets away from the Allianz Arena, you might be interested to know that Bayern can be found priced at 5/6 with Coral to leave Berlin unscathed this weekend.