On Saturday, two teams will kick off their 2022-23 campaign in a derby when Union Berlin invites local rivals Hertha Berlin to Stadion An der Alten Försterei. This will be a memorable occasion, as it will be the first opening-day city derby in the Bundesliga since 1965 when 1860 Munich beat promoted Bayern Munich 1-0 at home.
Union Berlin managed to make it all the way to 5h place in the 2021-22 Bundesliga by winning 6 out of their last 7 games of the season. On the other hand Hertha didn’t have that great of a campaign as they had to play in the Bundesliga relegation playoffs, overcoming Hamburg 2-1 on aggregate to retain their top-flight status.
This is the 12th edition of the Berlin derby, and the record isn’t as one-sided as one would think. The two teams have also met 13 times in friendlies. In competitive fixtures, Union Berlin is boasting a 5-3 lead in wins, while three games have ended in draws.
Unfortunately for Hertha, they’ll be missing quite a few of their main players. Kelian Nsona is out with a ligament injury, while Marco Richter will only be back later this month following his tumor removal in July. Lucas Tousart will serve a suspension carried over from last season. Ngankam Jessic is struggling with a knee injury, while Dong-jun Lee is also injured.
It was a bit disappointing for their fans to see them only one point away from securing Champions League football for the first time, but they will still be delighted with a Europa League campaign to look forward to having competed in the Europa Conference League last season. It is expected for Union Berlin to have a strong start this campaign with Hertha probably being their first victim.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga picks, news, stats and Bundesliga expert picks for Union vs Hertha. We’ve plenty of Bundesliga predictions for you to consider.
Union Berlin vs Hertha Berlin Game Information
- Date: 08/06/2022
- Time: 09:30 AM ET
- Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei, Berlin.
- How to Watch: Union vs Hertha ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Union vs Hertha Betting Lines
Union is -130 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77. On the other side, Hertha is +385 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $385.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Union at a 56.52% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hertha have 20.62%% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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