2019-20 Bundesliga – Union Berlin vs Koln Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Union Berlin vs Koln kick off? Sunday 8th December, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Union Berlin vs Koln on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Union Berlin vs Koln in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Union Berlin vs Koln?

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

Koln – https://fc.de/fc-tickets/ticketnews/

What was the score in the last meeting between Union Berlin & Koln? Union Berlin 2-0 Koln

THE TEAM NEWS

UNION BERLIN

  • Union Berlin could not extend their three-match winning run, losing 2-1 at Schalke last Friday, but they nevertheless have a healthy cushion from the relegation places.
  • Centre-back Schlotterbeck has been ruled out after suffering an injury at Schalke so Hubner is set to make his first start of the season.
  • Attacking duo Abdullahi and Mees returned to full training on Thursday but this game may come too soon, while Ujah will be hoping to be recalled against his former club.

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

Unavailable: Promel (Injured), Gogia (Injured), Schlotterbeck (Injured)

Doubtful: Abdullahi (Injured), Mees (Injured)

KOLN

  • A late equaliser rescued a point for Koln at home to Augsburg last Saturday and ended their run of five straight defeats in all competitions.
  • Centre-back Czichos and captain Hector are both suspended for this one, with fit-again Jorge Mere and Kainz expected to take their places.
  • Midfielder Koziello is also available again after injury, while Cordoba could be recalled up front after coming on and scoring the equaliser against Augsburg.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Horn; Ehizibue, Bornauw, Jorge Mere, Jakobs; Drexler, Skhiri, Verstraete, Kainz; Cordoba, Terrode

Unavailable: Clemens (Injured), Czichos (Suspended), Hector (Suspended)

Doubtful: Katterbach (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Both these sides were promoted last season but it is Union Berlin who have adjusted better to the top flight so far. Four of their five league wins this season have come on home soil and they should be fancied to edge out Koln, who have taken just one point from their last five away outings.

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