Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim prediction 21/01/2023

FC Union Berlin

FC Union Berlin

3 : 1

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim

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  • Date: 21/01/2023
  • Competition: Bundesliga
  • KO: 14:30 GMT / 15:30 CET
  • Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)

Having been in shutdown for over two months, the Bundesliga makes a welcome return this weekend with Union hosting Hoffenheim at Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

A usually entertaining fixture, we´re expecting a high-scoring return to action in what should prove a competitive contest in Berlin.

Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips - Union Berlin or draw/BTTS

Having enjoyed a blistering start to the season, which had seen them sit top of the Bundesliga in October, Union had gone off the boil somewhat prior to the winter shutdown. Winning just one and losing three of their last five, the hosts have now dropped down to 5th yet remain just seven points behind recurring champions and pacesetters Bayern Munich.

Of course, Union have one of the better home records anywhere in Europe, having lost just two of their last 40 home Bundesliga games since September 2020. Only Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have left fortress Stadion An der Alten Försterei with all three points during that superb run.

Undefeated in their 13 most recent home league matches, goals are also a regular feature of Union´s home ganes, with seven of their last nine seeing BTTS. A similar outcome seems likely on Saturday with visiting Hoffenheim long-time specialists in the goal markets. Indeed, Die Kraichgauer, while also enduring a poor run prior to the two-month long break, with no wins in any of their last five, did see BTTS in each of their last four Bundesliga matches.

Historically this fixture has also been a good one for goals, with each of the previous four meetings also seeing BTTS, while three of those games also saw over 2.5 goals scored. Union did win 2:1 when these sides last met at this venue in early January of last year.

Ultimately, it´s hard to see past Union taking a positive result, given their fine form at home over the past two or more years. Yet, given the long layoff, the BTTS play is probably a safer choice given this fixtures history and Union´s poor clean sheet record at home this season. 

With that said, we´re confident Union will take something from this fixture and adding the hosts to win or draw in a bet builder alongside the BTTS pick should prove more financially rewarding than the stand-alone BTTS call. 

FC Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    Bundesliga

  3. Hoffenheim

    2 : 2

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Union Berlin

    1 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    Bundesliga

  5. Hoffenheim

    1 : 3

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

FC Union Berlin

Union Berlin Team News

Swiss boss Urs Fischer has a virtually fully fit squad to choose from, with only Hungarian András Schäfer set to sit this one out.

Last matches of FC Union Berlin

  1. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 1

    Wolfsburg

    DFB Pokal

  2. Hertha Berlin

    0 : 2

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  3. Werder Bremen

    1 : 2

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 1

    MŠK Žilina

    Club Friendlies 3

FC Union Berlin lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Frederik Rønnow

Defenders

  • 3

    Paul Jaeckel

  • 31

    Robin Knoche

  • 5

    Danilho Doekhi

Midfielders

  • 28

    Christopher Trimmel

  • 24

    Genki Haraguchi

  • 8

    Rani Khedira

  • 19

    Janik Haberer

  • 23

    Niko Giesselmann

Forwards

  • 27

    Sheraldo Becker

  • 45

    Jordan Siebatcheu

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim Team News

Hoffenheim have several injury concerns, with Stanley Nsoki, Sebastian Rudy, Grischa Prömel, Luka Philipp and Ihlas Bebou all expected to miss out.

Last matches of Hoffenheim

  1. RB Leipzig

    3 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    DFB Pokal

  2. Hoffenheim

    1 : 4

    Borussia M`gladbach

    Bundesliga

  3. Hoffenheim

    2 : 2

    Stuttgart

    Bundesliga

  4. FC Union Berlin

    3 : 1

    Hoffenheim

    Bundesliga

  5. FSV Mainz

    0 : 0

    Hoffenheim

    Club Friendlies 3

Hoffenheim lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Oliver Baumann

Defenders

  • 25

    Kevin Akpoguma

  • 5

    Ozan Kabak

  • 34

    Stanley N'Soki

Midfielders

  • 29

    Robert Skov

  • 8

    Dennis Geiger

  • 13

    Angelo Stiller

  • 11

    Angeliño

Forwards

  • 39

    Tom Bischof

  • 14

    Christoph Baumgartner

  • 9

    Ihlas Bebou

Key Facts Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim

  1. Each of the last four meetings between these sides saw BTTS
  2. Union have seen BTTS in seven of their previous nine home league matches
  3. Hoffenheim have seen BTTS in each of their last four league matches
  4. Hoffenheim have seen BTTS and over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last seven matches (including four friendlies)
  5. Union have lost just two of their last 40 home Bundesliga matches
  6. Union have kept just four clean sheets in their previous 15 home Bundesliga matches

Main prediction FC Union Berlin - Hoffenheim

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1 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

FC Union Berlin & Hoffenheim current standing in Bundesliga

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 FC Bayern München 18 10 7 1 52 - 16 +36 37
2 FC Union Berlin 18 11 3 4 31 - 22 +9 36
3 RB Leipzig 18 10 5 3 39 - 24 +15 35
4 Borussia Dortmund 18 11 1 6 33 - 25 +8 34
5 SC Freiburg 18 10 4 4 29 - 25 +4 34
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 9 5 4 37 - 26 +11 32
7 VfL Wolfsburg 18 8 5 5 36 - 22 +14 29
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 18 7 4 7 34 - 29 +5 25
9 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 18 7 3 8 30 - 30 0 24
10 Werder Bremen 18 7 3 8 29 - 37 -8 24
11 FSV Mainz 05 18 6 5 7 26 - 29 -3 23
12 FC Köln 18 5 7 6 29 - 31 -2 22
13 TSG Hoffenheim 18 5 4 9 26 - 31 -5 19
14 FC Augsburg 18 5 3 10 23 - 33 -10 18
15 VfB Stuttgart 18 3 7 8 22 - 32 -10 16
16 VfL Bochum 1848 18 5 1 12 19 - 44 -25 16
17 Hertha BSC 18 3 5 10 20 - 32 -12 14
18 Schalke 04 18 2 4 12 14 - 41 -27 10

Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim - FAQ

? Union Berlin Player to Watch
Sheraldo Becker - The Surinamese forward leads the Union scoring charts with seven goals in 15 Bundesliga appearances.
? Hoffenheim Player to Watch
Christoph Baumgartner - The talented Austrian international has scored four goals in 15 Bundesliga appearances.
? Where to watch?
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