Once again on winning form after their close win over Gladbach, Union Berlin aim to stay in the top three come Sunday. Their game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen begins at 14:30 (GMT+1). Kick-off for that clash takes place Saturday April 29th at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei.
Union Berlin Secures Narrow 1-0 Victory Over Monchengladbach, Two Points Behind Third-Place Freiburg
FC Union Berlin returned to form following two consecutive losses with a narrow 1-0 victory over Monchengladbach at Borussia-Park thanks to Sheraldo Becker’s (60′) goal, marking their return to victory after two matches without success [WWLDW]. Now just two points behind Union in third, Freiburg [53 points] hope to clinch back-to-back victories at home to stay competitive for a top three finish. Union have amassed 55 points after 16 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses so far this season; just four behind second-placed Bayern Munich who sit on 59 points. Bayern are currently showing little sign of improvement; thus a victory against Leverkusen could help bring them within striking distance of Union. Union are eager to draw inspiration from their extraordinary home form. Home side has won 13 games, drawn 7 games and suffered no defeat during their last 20 home Bundesliga matches [13W, 7D, 0L] to reach 21 home game unbeaten streak, previously seen between October 2021-2022. On Saturday against Leverkusen, Urs Fischer will likely field a 4–4–2 formation featuring Sheraldo Becker and Jordan as attacking options. Kevin Behrens has been suspended due to accumulating yellow cards while Schafer remains doubtful due to a foot injury.
Bayer Leverkusen Remain Unbeaten for Five Consecutive Matches, Securing 2-0 Win Over 10-Man RB Leipzig
Bayer Leverkusen earned a 2-0 victory against 10-man RB Leipzig with goals from Hlozek (40′) and Nadiem Amiri (87′ P.), keeping Die Werkself unbeaten for five consecutive matches WWWDW. Following this result they remain 8th with 47 points (14W, 5D & 10L). Leverkusen are currently second-best side in 2023’s new calendar year, having amassed 29 points from 14 Bundesliga matches – only Dortmund have amassed more [35 points]. Leverkusen have now gone an impressive 13 games without loss in competitive play [10W, 3D and 0L]; their longest unbeaten run since their 14-game unbeaten run between September and December 2017. Leverkusen have lost more games in the upper half of the table than any other side, including 10th-place Monchengladbach (11). Conversely, Leverkusen have conceded the second-fewest goals this season (15) behind Berlin who rank first [11 goals]. On Saturday Xabi Alonso will line up a 4–2–3-1 formation featuring Adam Hlozek in attack; Nadiem Amiri remains suspended while Lunev (back) and Patrik Schick (groin).