Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Following a shocking 3-2 loss to Borussia M’gladbach, Bayern Munich will look to retain top position in the standings when they take on Union Berlin on Sunday afternoon. The Bavarians are leading the chase for the domestic trophy, but second-place Borussia Dortmund are breathing down their neck. Dayot Upamecano is banned for the match, with January signing Joao Cancelo likely to step up, while all Kingsley Coman, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, and Noussair Mazraoui are sidelined with injuries.
The capital club, on the other hand, dropped two points in a goalless draw with Schalke, and seeing that Bayern Munich have turned their Allianz Arena into a real fortress, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. Both Diogo Leite and Jakob Busk are major doubts, while Andras Schafer is sidelined with a foot injury for the capital club.
Highlighted Player (Leroy Sane):
Leroy Sane began his senior career at Schalke 04. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as attacking midfielder as well, made his debut for die Knappen on 20 April, 2014 against Stuttgart. Sane came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Max Mayer 13 minutes before the final whistle.
He scored 11 goals in 47 league appearances for Schalke and on 2 August, 2016 he signed a deal with big-spending Premier League side Manchester City. The former Schalke footballer joined the Citizens on a five-year deal for a fee of £37 million. Sane was born in Essen on 11 January, 1996, but his father is Senegalese.
Souleymane Sane used to play for the Senegalese national football team in the past, while his mother Regina Weber was a rhythmic gymnast. Speaking of his international career, Leroy Sane has 6 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 13 November, 2015 in a 2-0 loss to France.
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.