Union Berlin vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf 6/27/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Fortuna Dusseldorf (6-12-15) at Union Berlin (11-5-17)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 27, 2020 at 9:30 am (Stadion An der Alten Forsterei)
The Line: Union Berlin +280 / Draw +260 / Fortuna Dusseldorf -110 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Union Berlin host Fortuna Dusseldorf in Bundesliga soccer action from the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Saturday morning.
Union Berlin come into this match in 12th place on 38 points with a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and 17 losses after a 4-0 loss to Hoffenheim in their last match. In the defeat against Hoffenheim, Union fell behind just 11 minutes into the game and 3-0 at the end of the first half as Hoffenheim struck twice in a span of six minutes. Union would concede a 4th goal in the 68th minute and by then it was far too late to mount an attempt at a comeback, especially with just one shot on goal in the entire match. Sebastian Andersson leads Union in scoring with 12 goals this season while Christopher Trimmel has a team-leading 8 goals on the year. Rafal Gikiwicz is Union Berlin’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.53 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 32 league appearances this season.
Fortuna Dusseldorf on the other hand, come into this one in 16th place, holding onto the playoff spot in the relegation zone with 30 points and a record of 6 wins, 12 draws and 15 losses following a 1-1 draw with Augsburg in their last match. Dusseldorf thought they had the lead in the 7th minute thanks to a goal from Rouwen Hennings, but VAR would overturn the decision due to a handball in the leadup to the goal. Augsburg would respond by taking the lead just three minutes later, but Hennings wouldn’t be denied, getting Dusseldorf on the scoreboard just 15 minutes later. Dusseldorf would have the better chances in the second half with a pair of shots on goal, but ultimately neither side would find the elusive go-ahead goal, settling for a share of the points when all was said and done at full time. Hennings leads Dusseldorf in scoring with 15 goals on the year while Erik Thommy and Kevin Steger each have 4 assists for Dusseldorf this season.
Dusseldorf’s been on a solid run of form dating back to February, but the problem is they’ve only won twice with 9 draws in their last 14 matches. A win here would guarantee Dusseldorf’s place in the relegation playoff, but I think that we see another hard fought draw for Dusseldorf here, so I’ll be the draw as my main bet as well as the correct score of 1-1 for decent plus odds.