Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin

Borussia Dortmund will face Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on October 7.

Six months after their last Bundesliga encounter, which saw Borussia Dortmund (often referred to as BVB or Dortmund) clinch a 2-1 victory, the two teams will square off again. Coming off a recent draw with AC Milan in the Group stage Group F, Dortmund’s streak without a loss now stands at three games.

Union Berlin, however, has been struggling recently. They are coming into this game on the back of six consecutive defeats against teams including Braga, Heidenheim, Hoffenheim, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, and RB Leipzig. Their defense needs urgent attention as they’ve let goals in for eight straight matches.

Recent Performances

While Borussia Dortmund managed a tie against AC Milan in their latest outing, Union Berlin hasn’t tasted victory in their last six matches, suffering defeats against Braga, Heidenheim, Hoffenheim, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, and RB Leipzig. In the past 20 games, Dortmund has celebrated victory 14 times, experienced a single defeat, and drawn 5 matches. Union Berlin, on the other hand, managed 9 wins but endured 11 losses without any draws.

Diving deeper, in their last 6 games, Borussia Dortmund triumphed thrice (against Hoffenheim on September 30, Wolfsburg on September 23, and SC Freiburg on September 16), suffered a defeat at the hands of PSG on September 20, and had two draws against AC Milan and Heidenheim on October 5 and September 2 respectively.

Union Berlin’s form in their recent 6 matches has been less inspiring, with defeats against Braga, Heidenheim, Hoffenheim, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, and RB Leipzig.

Squad Update: Borussia Dortmund

Edin Terzić, Dortmund’s coach, will have to manage without Mateu Morey, Thomas Meunier, and Marcel Sabitzer due to various injuries.

Squad Update: Union Berlin

Union’s coach, Urs Fischer, faces lineup challenges with Laurenz Dehl, Robin Knoche, András Schäfer, and Rani Khedira sidelined.

Historical Encounters

Since December 2020, the two sides have clashed six times. Out of these, Dortmund has come out on top on four occasions, and Union Berlin secured two wins. In their latest encounter in the Bundesliga on April 8, 2023, Dortmund emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline. In these six matches, Dortmund netted 12 goals, while Union Berlin managed to score 7.

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