Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stuttgart, Union Berlin will be looking to retain top position in the standings when they face Borussia Dortmund on Sunday afternoon. The surprising league leaders want their title dream to be continued, and they are surely capable of matching the Yellow and Blacks in front of home fans. Both Tim Maciejweski and Timo Baumgartl are pushing for recalls after recovering from COVID-19, while Kevin Mohwald remains on the sidelines with injury.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, came from two goals behind to share the spoils with Bayern Munich in der Klassiker. Anthony Modeste, who scored a late equalizer in the Bundesliga derby, is pushing for a start, while all Marco Reus, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, and Mahmoud Dahoud should miss out through injuries. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards in the German capital.
Highlighted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since.
Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well.
Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.