Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
As expected, Augsburg suffered a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munchen in the Bavarian derby on Wednesday evening. Heiko Herrlich’s troops extended their losing run in the Bundesliga to three matches, with their elite division slowly entering the danger zone. However, Augsburg’s display in the Bavarian derby was anything but poor, with Iceland international Finnbogason failing to convert a penalty kick in the 76th minute.
The likes of Moravek, Jensen, Framberger, and Amaral Borduchi are all out of contention with injuries. The capital club, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Leipzig. Union Berlin aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive, and given Augsburg’s poor home record, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash. Becker, Hubner, Kruse, Pohjanpalo, Promel, and Ujah are all sidelined through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Alfred Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs.
The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European championship appearance.
The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (Union Berlin):
Union Berlin are a German football club originally founded back in 1906. Die Eisernen play home games at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei which can hold up to 22,012 spectators. Union Berlin’s home kit is red, with the team wearing white shirts and white shorts on the travels.
Union Berlin finished the 1923 domestic campaign as runners-up, with the team suffering a 3-0 loss to Hamburger SV in the title game. Speaking of the club’s biggest success in the German Cup, die Eisernen made it to the final of the competition in the 2000/2001 season. Schalke, though, proved to be a big catch for Union Berlin in the decider, with Jorg Bohme scoring a brace for die Knappen (2-0).
Union Berlin will face their local rivals Hertha in the 2019/2020 Bundesliga season as they secured promotion to the German top flight, but Hansa Rostock are considered the club’s main rivals.