The early pace setters in the Bundesliga are back in action domestically on Sunday, as Union Berlin look to improve their lead at the top of the standings. However, they will come up against a Borussia Monchengladbach side looking for a first win in two.
It has been a stunning start to the season in the Bundesliga, but few sides have caught the imagination as much as Union Berlin. The German side moved to the top of the standings for the first time in their history last month, and that’s the position that they still find themselves in coming into the 12th round of fixtures. Union will be looking to bounce back to winning ways, as they suffered just a second defeat of the season in their previous fixture.
Defeat last weekend ended their two-game winning streak, as they lost 2-1 away from home against Bochum. It was a below par performance from the league leaders in that fixture, as they fell 2-0 behind with 20 minutes remaining. They did have the final say following Milos Pantovic’s strike, but it was too little too late.
It had been a slow start to the season for Borussia Monchengladbach, but they have moved up the standings to sit ninth. However, they will still be looking to improve as the season progresses, as they look to finish in a European position this term. They could edge closer to that position this weekend, as a win would lift them up to fifth.
However, Gladbach will need to bounce back as they suffered a third defeat of the season in their previous fixture. That defeat came in a home fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt, as they were beaten 3-1 in front of their home fans. In a game with very little to shout about, Marcus Thuram did find the net for Gladbach in the final 20 minutes.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head to Head
Union has a solid record in this fixture, as they have picked up three victories in six Bundesliga meetings against Gladbach. They claimed a famous double over their rivals last season, winning the fixtures home and away by a 2-1 scoreline.
Union Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction
Union will be looking to get back on track after a disappointing result in their previous fixture. We expect them to claim a positive result this weekend, as they have dominated the previous meetings between the sides.
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