Union Berlin vs Darmstadt Prediction 28.01.2024

FC Union Berlin

FC Union Berlin

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Darmstadt 98

Darmstadt 98

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  • Competition: Germany - Bundesliga
  • Date: Sunday, 28th, January 2024
  • Kickoff: 14:30 UK / 15.30 CET
  • Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei (Berlin)

Round 19 of the Bundesliga promises excitement as two teams battling for survival go head-to-head, with Union Berlin hosting bottom-placed Darmstadt at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Sunday afternoon.

Union Berlin vs Darmstadt Betting Tips: Union Berlin to Win

Despite shaking up the German football scene last season with a historic entry into Europe's most elite club competition courtesy of a fourth-place finish, Union Berlin is not even a pale shadow of that team this season, as reflected in their narrow 0-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, placing them only three points away from the relegation places.

On the brighter side, the Iron Ones have seen a sudden upturn in their prospects for staying in the top-flight since Nenad Bjelica took the reins from Urs Fischer, with the Croatian tactician managing to level the points tally accumulated over the opening 12 rounds in just four matches, collecting a commendable seven points.

While head coach Bjelica will be forced to watch the Sunday clash from the stands due to the red card shown to him midweek following an incident with Leroy Sane, the return to the German capital brings positive signals for Union, aiming for a third straight victory after previously saw off Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 and beating Koln with a routine 2-0.

Providing a morale boost for the Berlin outfit is the fact that they've proven to be the dominant force in all three clashes with relegation zone residents, and what's even more captivating is that one of these successes came against Sunday's opponent Darmstadt, whom they demolished with a 4-1 victory in the second week of the season.

Despite their dismal run without a win in the German top-tier extending to an incredible 11 matches, Torsten Lieberknecht's team refrains from dwelling on sorrow, having salvaged a precious point in front of their home crowd in a dramatic deadlock of 2-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt, securing the equalizer in the 95th minute through Klarer.

In a bid to enhance their chances of breaking free from the bottom three, Die Lilien must initiate a process of fortifying their defensive setup, considering the alarming 46 goals conceded in 18 domestic affairs, marking them with the most porous defensive record in the Bundesliga.

The situation in the backline looks even more dire for Darmstadt during this term's away ventures, considering their average goals conceded surpasses the number three, shipping 25 goals in the opening eight top-flight visits. Therefore, Union Berlin, buoyed by two convincing consecutive home displays, has the opportunity to add three more points to their tally and establish a healthy buffer above the relegation zone.

FC Union Berlin vs Darmstadt 98 Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Darmstadt 98

    1 : 4

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  2. Darmstadt 98

    2 : 1

    FC Union Berlin

    2. Bundesliga

  3. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 1

    Darmstadt 98

    2. Bundesliga

  4. Darmstadt 98

    3 : 1

    FC Union Berlin

    2. Bundesliga

  5. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 3

    Darmstadt 98

    2. Bundesliga

FC Union Berlin

Union Berlin team news

Having concluded his national team duties with Tunisia, exiting the AFCON in the group stage on Wednesday, midfielder Aissa Laidouni could potentially be ready for the Sunday showdown if he returns in time from international duty.

Teetering on the brink of a comeback after muscle and calf injuries, the clash against the bottom-dwelling Darmstadt might come too early for wing-back Josip Juranovic and midfielder Rani Khedira, while seasoned striker Kevin Volland remains doubtful after sustaining an apparent injury in the 0-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Last matches of FC Union Berlin

  1. Bayern Munich

    1 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  2. SC Freiburg

    0 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  3. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 0

    Arminia Bielefeld

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 0

    FC Koln

    Bundesliga

  5. Bochum

    3 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

FC Union Berlin lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Frederik Ronnow

Defenders

  • 2

    Kevin Vogt

  • 4

    Diogo Leite

  • 5

    Danilho Doekhi

Midfielders

  • 6

    Robin Gosens

  • 16

    Benedict Hollerbach

  • 28

    Christopher Trimmel

  • 33

    Alex Kral

  • 19

    Janik Haberer

Forwards

  • 10

    Kevin Volland

  • 17

    Kevin Behrens

Darmstadt 98

Darmstadt team news

Meanwhile, the offensive pair of Fraser Hornby and Braydon Manu are ruled out for an extended duration due to serious ankle injuries, while Marvin Mehlem and Aaron Seydel are tagged as uncertain, but it's challenging to foresee any impact from them on Sunday.

Left winger Mathias Honsak has been absent for all three matches in the new calendar year for the Lilies due to illness, while Luca Pfeiffer is expected to continue leading the forward line due to a lack of attacking options.

Last matches of Darmstadt 98

  1. Darmstadt 98

    2 : 2

    Eintracht Frankfurt

    Bundesliga

  2. Darmstadt 98

    0 : 3

    Borussia Dortmund

    Bundesliga

  3. Darmstadt 98

    1 : 2

    Holstein Kiel

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Hoffenheim

    3 : 3

    Darmstadt 98

    Bundesliga

  5. Darmstadt 98

    0 : 1

    Wolfsburg

    Bundesliga

Darmstadt 98 lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Marcel Schuhen

Defenders

  • 14

    Christoph Klarer

  • 4

    Christoph Zimmermann

  • 5

    Matej Maglica

Midfielders

  • 15

    Fabian Nurnberger

  • 28

    Bartol Franjic

  • 32

    Fabian Holland

  • 26

    Matthias Bader

Forwards

  • 11

    Tobias Kempe

  • 29

    Oscar Vilhelmsson

  • 24

    Luca Pfeiffer

4 Reasons why we expect Union Berlin to Win

  1. Union Berlin has secured two convincing consecutive victories in front of their home crowd.
  2. Union Berlin has averaged two goals in their last three home matches.
  3. Darmstadt has conceded an incredible 25 goals in eight Bundesliga away visits, resulting in an average of 3 goals conceded per match.
  4. Darmstadt hasn't won in their last 11 league matches (D4, L7).

Main prediction FC Union Berlin - Darmstadt 98

FC Union Berlin to win

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Union Berlin vs Darmstadt - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena 4 (Hun), beIN Sports Max (Fra), DAZN Deutsch, Diema Sport 3, Digi Sport 4 (Rom), Eleven Sports 2 (Por), Nova Sport 3 (Cze), Nova Sports (Hel), Orange Sport (Rom), Setanta Sports (Ukr), TV3 Sport (Den), Veikkaus TV, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe)

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Who is Union Berlin's player to watch?

Midfielder Robin Gosens leads Union Berlin's attack this season with five goals.

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Who is Darmstadt's player to watch?

With six goals to his name, Tim Skarke is Darmstadt's top scorer this campaign.