Union Berlin – Hoffenheim

Union Berlin hosts Hoffenheim in the capital in a match from Bundesliga’s 16th round. Let’s see what we can tell you about it.

Union Berlin can’t be unsatisfied with their season so far in the league. The capital club is 5th in the standings with 27 points which makes it one of the Top 4 contenders. Union are chasing a historic first appearance in the Champions League – it would be a massive achievement for them.

Before the winter break Union had some problems – they won just one point in their last three games. We can say the break came in the right moment for them. Now Union and their head coach Urs Fischer can regroup and find their best form again.

The striker Sheraldo Becker remains one of Union’s most dangerous players at the moment. The Surinamese managed to score 7 goals since the beginning of the season. Most likely he will finish the season with double digits.

Hoffenheim are not having their best season so far. They are 11th in the standings with 18 points which is not even close to their usual ambitions. For them the remaining of the season will be a fight to move up in the table. They have enough games left to do so. But they must start now.

Before the winter break Hoffenheim were in a terrible shape – they won just one point in their last five matches. We can say the head coach Andre Breitenreiter is close to the wall right now – he could lose his job if Hoffe don’t improve.

That’s our preview for the Bundesliga game between Union Berlin and Hoffenheim on Saturday. The hosts are doing better this season and they are favorites in this match. At the same time Hoffenheim are desperate for improvement so let’s see how they will approach this one.