Top-flight action returns in Germany on Friday evening, as there is an important fixture in the battle to finish in the European spots. Union Berlin will have home advantage as they look for a first win in three, while Köln look to extend their unbeaten run to run.
Union Berlin aren’t completely out of the hunt when it comes to finishing in a European position this season, but their recent form has seen their chances of achieving that feat diminish. The German side have won once in their previous five fixtures in the Bundesliga, which has seen them drop to ninth.
Union come into this fixture without a win in their last three Bundesliga fixtures, while they have lost twice during that run of form. The difference between themselves and the Europa League places now stands at six points, which means that they desperately need a positive result this weekend.
Union were soundly beaten in their latest fixture in Germany, as they were hammered 4-0 by Bayern Munich on March 19th. They have scored just once in their previous three fixtures.
Confidence within the FC Köln camp will be relatively high coming into this fixture, as they are the closest challengers to the Europa League spots. However, they remain four points behind Hoffenheim, but have the added benefit of being in better recent form.
Köln has gone two without defeat in the Bundesliga, and have picked up two victories from their previous five. During that run, they have been beaten on just one occasion. They weren’t able to improve that record in their latest fixture, as they could only draw against Borussia Dortmund. Sebastian Andersson scored the equalising goal in that hard-fought draw with Köln’s only shot on target.
Union Berlin vs Köln Head to Head
Union have never been beaten by Köln in the Bundesliga. The two sides have clashed on five occasions, with Union picking up four wins during that run. However, Köln earned a first point in the Bundesliga against their rivals earlier in the season, as the sides played out an entertaining 2-2.
Union Berlin vs Köln Prediction
Union Berlin has an excellent record in this fixture, but their recent form has been very poor. Köln have been very difficult to beat in recent weeks, and that bodes well for their chances on Friday. The result could be a repeat from the meeting earlier in the campaign, and a draw would be our pick.
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