Union Berlin remain second in the Bundesliga standings coming into this round of fixtures, and they could have the opportunity to move to the top with a victory on Sunday. Schalke are still bottom of the German top-flight, as they look for a third win of the season.
It has been a famous season already for Union Berlin, but a Bundesliga title challenge may have been something that they could have hardly believed at the start of the campaign. However, they remain in the mix for the top prize, as they sit second in the overall standings after 20 rounds of fixtures. Their form also doesn’t suggest that they will be dropping away anytime soon, as they have picked up five straight wins.
Union could go to the top of the standings this weekend, but they will be relying on Bayern Munich to drop points in their fixture on Saturday. The German club potentially started to believe that they could achieve something special this term in their previous game, as they came back from 1-0 down to beat RB Leipzig 2-1 away from home. The goals scored by Janik Haberer and Robin Knoche were both netted in the final half an hour.
Schalke would likely give anything to be in Union’s position coming into this weekend, as the German side are currently rooted to the bottom of the standings. They have won just twice in their 20 outings this term, and only Bochum has conceded more goals. However, scoring goals has been their biggest issue this term, as Schalke has netted just 14.
They come into this game on Sunday in a slightly positive mood, as they have drawn each of their previous three matches. However, each of those matches has ended 0-0, including last weekend’s stalemate against Wolfsburg.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Head to Head
Union Berlin were 6-1 winners in this fixture earlier in the season. That was an excellent first win at their sixth attempt against Schalke. However, the Royal Blues remain just one of two teams that Union is yet to register a home success against in the Bundesliga.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Prediction
Union has been one of the most exciting teams to follow in Europe this season, and they look set to continue their upward trajectory this weekend. We expect them to win this match, but it may only be by a 1-0 scoreline.
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