Union Berlin will be hopefuly of a home victory at the Stadiun An der Alten Forsterei on Sunday when they face Schalke who have lost their last four Bundesliga matches.
Union Berlin Form & Team News
Union Berlin have hardly impressed since the break and their drop towards the relegation zone will be worrisome. First up they lost 2-0 at home to Bayern Munich before they suffered a 4-0 derby defeat to Hertha Berlin.
They got a credible point in a 2-2 draw at home to Mainz where they ended with 10 men after Robert Andrich was given his marching orders. Last time out they lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund although Sebastian Andersson scored his 12th goal of the season.
Forward Sebastian Polter is suspended for this clash while winger Sheraldo Becker will also miss the match through. Becker is expected to return in the coming week. Akaki Gogia remains out but could also be back towards the end of June.
Midfielder Robert Andrich is set to return after serving his one match suspension in the last match.
Schalke Form & Team News
Schalke have been atrocious in 2020. An impressive start to the season has been almost completely wiped out although they are in no real danger of relegation. Their last Bundesliga victory came on 17 January - 12 league matches ago. Included in that is seven defeats and four draws.
Since returning from the break Schalke have looked toothless losing 4-0 away to Dortmund, 3-0 at home to Augsburg and 2-1 away to Fortuna Dusseldorf. In their last match Schalke suffered another costly 1-0 home defeat to Werder Bremen.
Schalke have struggled both defensively and going forward so there isn't much to look for in terms of form at the moment. It only gets worse once one looks at the form of Schalke 04 on the road. In their last six Bundesliga away games Schalke 04 have only managed to score once.
Central midfielder Suat Serdar is out for the season with a knee injury while Omar Mascarell will not be fit but should be back soon.
Also on the injury list is Amine Harit while Weston McKennie is suspended. This leaves Schalke extremely short in the middle of the park.
Union Berlin vs Schalke 04 Head to Head
Schalke 04 have beaten Union Berlin in two of their last three matches. In their clash earlier this season in at the Veltins Arena Schalke 04 won 2-1. Benito Raman opened the scoring for Schalke 04 before Marcus Ingvartsen equalised 10 minutes before the break.
A late Suat Serdar goal for Schalke 04 secured the hosts all three points on the day.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Odds
Union Berlin are valued at 2.37 to win with Schalke 04 at 2.90 and a draw priced at 3.00.
In the correct score market a 1-0 victory for Union Berlin is paying 8.00, a 0-0 draw can be backed at 9.50 and a 1.0 away victory priced at 8.50.
The over/under goals market offers value with under 2.5 goals paying 1.72 and over 2.10.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Match Up
Neither Union Berlin nor Schalke 04 have been in free scoring form recently so I expect a low-scoring encounter. Berlin certainly have the edge at home considering Schalke 04’s struggles on the road.
Union Berlin forward Sebastian Anderson will be the player Schalke 04 need to keep a close eye on. He scored in the last outing and has 12 Bundesliga goals this season.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Stats
Union Berlin have scored 2 goals in their last 4 Bundesliga matches.
Union Berlin's Sebastian Andersson has scored 12 goals this season (Bundesliga).
Union Berlin's Sebastian Andersson scored a goal in his last match (Bundesliga).
Schalke 04 have scored 1 goal in their last 6 Bundesliga away matches.
Schalke 04 have scored 3 goals in their last 13 Bundesliga matches (Home & Away).
Schalke 04 have lost their last 4 Bundesliga matches.
Union Berlin vs Schalke FAQ
Where can I watch the Union Berlin vs Schalke 04 live stream online?
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Where is Union Berlin vs Schalke being played?
Union Berlin vs Schalke is being played at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in Berlin, Germany.
When is Union Berlin vs Schalke being played?
Union Berlin vs Schalke is being played at 14:30 BST on Sunday 7 June 2020.
Union Berlin are tipped to beat Schalke at home with both teams struggling in front of goal. Berlin forward Sebastian Andersson can be looked at in the anytime goal scorer market once those odds become available.
Best Bet: Union Berlin Win Win Market @137 at BetMGM - 5 Units