Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin
PreZero Arena, Sinsheim
Monday, 02-11-2020 @10:30pm
Die Kraichgauer have been consistent in their efforts in the past few years, and they have reaped the benefits for it as well. They had finished sixth in the table the last season, and thus secured an entry into the Europa League.
Even this campaign, they have remained invincible barring their two match-ups against Frankfurt and Dortmund, two of the best teams in the German top flight.
Meanwhile, the Iron Ones are playing just their second season ever in the Bundesliga, and expectedly they are still coming to terms with the hardships in one of the top-five leagues in Europe.
They have failed to leave their mark so far, and their only win in 2020-21 had come against Mainz – the dead-last placed team in the table, with a 100% losing record.
Going on, Sebastian Hoeneb’s men also do have a perfect h2h record against this opponent all through their history.
The hosts will be without six players due to injury. Pavel Kaderabek (COVID-19), Kasim Adams Nuhu (COVID-19), Andrej Kramaric (COVID-19), Ermin Bicakcic (knee), Benjamin Hubner (ligament), and Kostantinos Stafylidis (shoulder) are all ruled out.
The visitors have three players sidelined due to injury. Loris Karius (knock), Nico Schlotterbeck (hamstring), and Anthony Ujah (knee).
The last time these two teams had locked horns was back in June, and then Die Kraichgauer recorded a 4-0 win. They have a 100% winning record against this rival. They also have not conceded a single goal so far in any h2h meeting. The combined scorecard for the past two fixtures is 6-0, in favor of them.
-Schalke 04 1-1 Stuttgart
-Koln 1-2 Bayern Munich
-Arminia Bielefeld 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
-Augsburg 3-1 Mainz O5
-Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Werder Bremen
-Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 LB Leipzig
-Freiburg 2-4 Bayer Leverkusen
-Hertha Berlin 1-1 Wolfsburg