2019-20 Bundesliga – Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund kick off? Saturday 31st August, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund being played? Stadion An der Alten Försterei

What is the weather forecast for Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund? Clear, 26c

What television channel is Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund on? Some Bundesliga matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed live via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund?

Union Berlin – https://www.union-zeughaus.de/union-berlin/heimspiele_2.htm

Borussia Dortmund – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/bvb/

What was the score when the teams last met? Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Union Berlin

THE TEAM NEWS

UNION BERLIN

  • Union Berlin registered their first ever Bundesliga point with a 1-1 draw at Augsburg last Saturday and their difficult start to the season continues with the visit of leaders Dortmund.
  • Centre-back Keven Schlotterbeck is suspended after his sending off against Augsburg so Marvin Friedrich will partner Neven Subotic, who will be out to stop his former club.
  • Florian Hubner remains sidelined and Grischa Promel has been ruled out after sustaining an injury in training, but Christian Gentner should return to the side after missing the trip to Augsburg.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Gikiewicz; Trimmel, Subotic, Friedrich, Lenz; Gentner, Andrich; Becker, Ingvartsen, Bulter; Andersson

Unavailable: Schlotterbeck (Suspended), Hubner (Injured), Promel (Injured)

Doubtful: Gentner (Injured)

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

  • As they did in their opening game, Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind before eventually running out comfortable winners against Koln last Friday, leaving them top of the table.
  • Coach Lucien Favre suffered a blow this week with Thorgan Hazard ruled out for the next few weeks, so fellow summer signing Julian Brandt is in line for his first start.
  • Raphael Guerreiro remains a doubt as speculation over his future continues, while Achraf Hakimi is pushing for a start after coming on and scoring at Koln.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Schulz; Weigl, Witsel; Sancho, Reus, Brandt; Paco Alcacer

Unavailable: Morey (Injured), Hazard (Injured)

Doubtful: Raphael Guerreiro (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

Goals continue to be the order of the day in matches involving Borussia Dortmund and this one is likely to be no different. Union Berlin have conceded five goals in their opening two Bundesliga games and it is hard to see them containing Sancho, Paco Alcacer and Co.

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