Union Berlin vs Hertha: prediction for the Bundesliga match
On August 6, Union Berlin will face Hertha in the first round of Bundesliga. The White-Blues barely avoided relegation in the previous season, will Hertha got off to a successful start in a new campaign? The answer is in our prediction.
Union Berlin managed to beat Hemnitzer only in extra-time (2:1), but team advanced into the next round and that's what really matters. The Iron Ones had a successful previous season, they finished 5th in the league and earned a spot in the Europa League. They could've even reach the Champions League zone, but finished just one point shy of the 4th-placed Leipzig.
During the summer team signed Morten Thorsby, Jamie Leweling and Jordan Siebatcheu. Two important players, Marcus Ingvartsen and Taiwo Awoniyi, left the team.
Previous season almost ended in a disaster for Hertha. Club was one step away from relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. Team finished 16th in the standings and had to play relegation play-off matches against Hamburg. Opponent won the first match (1:0), but Berliners mounted a comeback in a second leg and kept their Bundesliga spot (2:0).
Club was mostly quiet on a transfer market this summer. Such players as Jessic Ngankam, Wilfried Kanga, Filip Uremovic, Jonjoe Kenny were brought into the club, while Arne Maier, Javairo Dilrosun, Jordan Torunarigha and some reserve players left the team.
Union scored after half-time in each of four latest matches
This bet played in six of seven latest matches of Hertha
Hertha failed to keep a clean sheet in seven consecutive matches
Union looks like a more balanced team than Hertha right now. The Old Lady also changed a head coach and a new specialist will need time to bring something new into the team. The Iron Ones managed to keep the core of their squad, plus they were successful on recent head-to-head matches. We are expecting a fourth consecutive victory in Berlin derby from the Iron Ones.
Our prediction - Union Berlin to win the matches
Latest head-to-head matches were exciting to watch. We are expecting another high-scoring game. Both opponents have some great offensive players, plus both teams are extremely motivated for the derby.
Our second bet is on total over 2.5 goals