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The record champions had to be patient for over two months, but next Sunday it will finally be time. FC Bayern contests its 1866th Bundesliga game and draws level with Hamburger SV. Only Werder Bremen (1890) is ahead of the industry leader in recent years in this category. If it is up to the percentage of victories, no one can hold their own against Munich.
Even before the comeback matchday in the highest German division, in the context of which Union Berlin is challenging Bayern, the odds of the best bookmakers are clearly in favor of the team of Hansi Flick, who will not burn anything in the fight for the championship on the remaining nine matchdays want to leave. The lead over Dortmund is currently four points.
Although the contrasts between the Bundesliga debutant from Köpenick and the series champion from the Bavarian capital could hardly be greater, we expect a lot of resistance from the underdog, although the home advantage at the Alte Försterei has lost a lot of its value due to the lack of fans.
Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how both teams deal with the unfamiliar atmosphere and how long the Fischer team can successfully defend themselves against the constant pressure from the star ensemble. Because the adjustment to the “new normal” could sometimes take longer than many expect, between Union Berlin and Bavaria we dare to predict that more goals will be scored after half time than in the first 45 minutes.
With 30 points after 25 game days, Union Berlin has been playing an absolutely satisfactory premiere season in the Bundesliga. In the run-up to this season, many experts saw the newcomer as one of the hottest relegation candidates, but that didn’t stop the capital club from performing long distances beyond its own capabilities.
Especially at home, the Iron people turned out to be extremely unpleasant opponents. Coach Urs Fischer’s team celebrated six of the nine successes in front of a home backdrop. Among other things, the Iron at home defeated Borussia Dortmund (3: 1) or Borussia Mönchengladbach (2: 0). This alone should be enough warning for the record champions not to take the blatant underdog lightly.
It remains to be seen to what extent the red-whites have been able to preserve the shape from the previous season. The fans who push their team at the Alte Försterei like no other Bundesliga location and spur them on to peak performance will definitely be eliminated on Sunday, which is why Union Berlin vs. Bavaria quotas are quite understandable due to the lost home factor.
To make matters worse, Union did not look as stable in the second half of the season as it did in the first half series. In four of eight games after the winter break, goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz, who recently announced his farewell at the end of the season, had to do at least three times. In total, there have been 17 goals since mid-January. The Berliners received 13 of them after the change of sides.
The preparation for the restart in the Bundesliga was anything but optimal. Again and again, professionals were critical of the continuation of the game. Most recently Felix Kroos criticized the fact that the players were not involved in the decision of the DFL.
To make matters worse, it is still unclear whether coach Urs Fischer can sit on the bench on Sunday. The Swiss had to leave the quarantine training camp in Barsinghausen for private reasons and, if he misses the final smear on Saturday, will not be able to follow the game from inside. His assistant Markus Hoffmann, who most recently headed the training company, would replace the promotion coach.
Due to injuries, the Köpenicker have to get along without Becker, Gogia and Malli. Center-back Marvin Friedrich is missing due to a yellow-red card in the last game to date in Freiburg in early March. The hopes on the offensive rest on Sebastian Andersson, who has already scored six header goals this season. Overall, the Swedish attacker even marked more than a third of all Union hits.
So far, Bayern Munich have played 21 competitive games under the direction of Hansi Flick. The outstanding record is: 18 wins, one draw and two losses.
From the point of view of the 55-year-old from Heidelberg, who had been in the second row for a long time, the compulsory break came at a particularly unfavorable time, because especially in the second half of the season, the record champion hurried from one convincing victory to the next. In 2020, Munich collected 22 out of a possible 24 points, scoring far more than three goals per game and conceding just four goals.
In addition, Bayern reached the semi-finals in the DFB Cup and already opened the door to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 away win at Chelsea FC. The championship seemed almost decided despite a relatively small lead of only four points, but could now get a new dynamic through the interruption.
In view of the existing quality, however, the performance of the star ensemble from the Bavarian capital cannot be expected to drop.
In many cases, such as on Sunday, the Munich team could even benefit much more from the fact that smaller, less valued teams have to do without the support of their fans. Because of the extremely low prices, we do not make a forecast in favor of the favorite between Union Berlin and Bavaria.
A potential bet that FCB will also need 45 minutes to get used to the circumstances and new circumstances may be more interesting. In the course of the season so far, Lewandowski and Co. met significantly more often after the break than in the first round. Especially against low opponents, it sometimes took up to the second half before the dominance was reflected in goals.
In any case, Philippe Coutinho, Niklas Süle and Corentin Tolisso will not be available. Otherwise, Hansi Flick can draw on the full and presumably have a similar starting elf to those who, before the interruption, recalled the eleven in certain moves, who once won the triple under Jupp Heynckes in 2013.
Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich head to head matches
26.10.19 BUN Bayern Munich Union Berlin 2 : 1
26.08.09 CF Union Berlin Bayern Munich 1 : 3