RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin prediction, preview, team news & more
RB Leipzig are set to take on Union Berlin at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
RB Leipzig come into this game after a 1-0 victory over Gerardo Seoane’s Bayer Leverkusen in their last Bundesliga game. A second-half goal from Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai secured victory for Domenico Tedesco’s RB Leipzig.
Union Berlin, meanwhile, beat Oliver Glasner’s Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the Bundesliga. First-half goals from Nigeria striker Taiwo Awoniyi and midfielder Grischa Promel sealed the deal for Urs Fischer’s Union Berlin.
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin head to head
In 10 head-to-head meetings between the two teams, RB Leipzig have the clear advantage. They have won six games, lost three and drawn.
The two clubs met for the last time recently, in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal. RB Leipzig beat Union Berlin 2-1, thanks to second-half goals from Portuguese striker Andre Silva and Swedish striker Emil Forsberg secured victory for RB Leipzig. Surinamese international Sheraldo Becker scored the consolation goal for Union Berlin.
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RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Team News
RB Leipzig will be without Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara amid doubts over the availability of right-back Lukas Klostermann. Other than that, there are no known issues and manager Domenico Tedesco should have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Injured: Amadou Haidara
Doubtful: Lucas Klostermann
Meanwhile, Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer could be without veteran goalkeeper Andreas Luthe, Nigeria striker Anthony Ujah and Japan winger Keita Endo. Central defender Timo Baumgartl is suspended.
Doubtful: Anthony Ujah, Andreas Luthe, Keita Endo
Suspended: Timo Baumgartl
RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Predicted XI
RB Leipzig Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Peter Gulacsi, Mohamed Simakan, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Benjamin Henrichs, Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Marcel Halstenberg, Dominik Szoboszlai, Christopher Nkunku, André Silva
Union Berlin Predicted XI (3-5-2): Frederik Ronnow, Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Niko Giesselmann, Christopher Trimmel, Genki Haraguchi, Kevin Mohwald, Grischa Promel, Bastian Oczipka, Taiwo Awoniyi, Andreas Voglsammer
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RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Prediction
RB Leipzig are 3rd in the championship, nine points behind Borussia Dortmund, 2nd. Few could have imagined this ranking for RB Leipzig after a wildly inconsistent start to the season, and manager Domenico Tedesco deserves praise for the job he has done.
Union Berlin, meanwhile, are sixth in the league and have won their last three league games. They have been one of the best teams in the Bundesliga under the management of Urs Fischer.
RB Leipzig should win.
Prediction: RB Leipzig 1-0 Union Berlin