Union Berlin will be looking to return to winning ways Wednesday, hosting struggling Augsburg at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Find the best Bundesliga odds and bonuses by using our sportsbook.
Union Berlin: Rock-solid at home
Union Berlin became Bundesliga leaders on Matchday 6 of this season-first time ever-as the club’s remarkable journey has taken them out of the basement of German football to top-flight league leaders.
After finishing seventh in their second Bundesliga season resulted in a Europa Conference League campaign, they ended fifth, booking a spot in the Europa League.
Considering Union’s recent rise and season-by-season improvement, one gets the impression they’ve been here forever. A defeat at the lowly Bochum reminded them they’re still a relatively small club. Getting trashed, 5-0, by Leverkusen 5-0 on the road cost them their leading spot on the table. They’re not used to playing every three days, the European commitments taking a toll, too. If you’re betting online you shouldn’t back them Wednesday.
They are now sitting third in the standings (26 points), just two behind reigning champs Bayern Munich. Union Berlin will be without goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow Wednesday (injured muscle), that after the Dane missed the second half of the Leverkusen match. Centre-back Doekhi and Japanese international Genki Haraguchi will likely return after being rested in the last game.
Augsburg: Winless in six
The visitors just two points in their last six matches, while their 14 points have them hovering above the relegation zone in 13th place. Their three victories in a row this past September included a titanic victory against Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich, and away victories against Werder Bremen and Schalke.
Augsburg have managed to score in all but two of their fixtures this season. They surrender goals in huge numbers as well, suggesting a high-scoring affair here. Augsburg are looking nervously over their shoulders, rather than with cautious optimism. They will give everything Wednesday. Expect them not to lose here. That is why we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Central midfield duo Carlos Gruezo and Elvis Rexhbecaj are available again after both served mandatory one-match suspensions (accumulation of yellow cards). Robert Gumny could also start at right-back, deemed to be fit to sit on the bench on Matchday 13.
Union Berlin vs Augsburg Head-to-Head
The latest encounter between the two sides ended in a 2-0 win by Augsburg. The visitors won three of the past four mutual encounters, scoring two or more goals in three of them. Union Berlin have a perfect record after September, barring just two matches. They’ve been perfect at home over the past two months, and haven’t had league loss at this ground since this past February. Augsburg’s winless record since the first week of October.
Union Berlin vs Augsburg Match Information
- Game: Union Berlin (8-2-3) vs Augsburg (4-2-7)
- Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 2:30 p.m. ET
- Union Berlin vs Augsburg Live Stream: fubo.tv
Union Berlin vs Augsburg Betting Lines
Union Berlin vs Augsburg Prediction
Since no team in the division has committed more fouls than Union and Augsburg this season, expect at least four yellow cards. Augsburg are unbeaten in five of their six Bundesliga fixtures with Union, including the last four. Expect them to return home with at least one point. Figure to see at least three goals in the match.
Union Berlin is listed at -180 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Union, you have a chance to win $55.56. Augsburg is +525, offering a chance to win $525 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Union Berlin a 64.29% chance to win, with Augsburg at 16.00%.