Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin – Betting Preview
In recent years, other clubs have had very little chance of success due to Bayern Munich’s dominance in German football, which has seen them win each of the last 10 Bundesliga championships. Nevertheless, this season, the defending champions have not had it all their own way!
Bayern Munich Preview
The fact that the other 17 teams are below Bayern in the rankings after 21 games indicates that they are in a familiar situation, but Julian Nagelsmann’s team is far from cruising to the championship.
The title race is exciting since Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin, and Freiburg are all within striking distance of Bayern and have the same number of points as the leaders.
Only FC Koln has recorded more draws this season, and despite the Bavarians’ only two league losses and 12 victories, they have managed seven draws.
There is a feeling that Bayern Munich’s dominance over the Bundesliga may end this year, even if the team is still widely regarded as the most feared in Germany.
Union Berlin Preview
It may sound absurd given Bayern’s absolute dominance over the previous ten years that a team with only three full seasons of experience in the top flight could end the Bavarians’ winning streak, but it is a very real possibility.
Union Berlin was promoted to the Bundesliga in 2020 and finished 11th in their inaugural season. They then finished seventh in 2020–21 and fifth last season, and they now have a real opportunity to win the championship.
During the holiday break, Urs Fischer’s team defeated Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen, Hertha Berlin, Mainz 05, and RB Leipzig in a five-match winning streak.
Despite being beaten to a discouraging scoreless draw by bottom-dwelling Schalke 04 last weekend, Union quickly recovered with a 3-1 victory over Dutch powerhouse Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday, securing their spot in the round of 16.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
We anticipate a tenacious Union Berlin team exiting the Allianz Arena having given all they can on Sunday.
And given how difficult it has been for Bayern Munich to convert draws into victories this year, perhaps a stalemate could be on the cards!
But despite all that, it is still Bayern who are the hot favourites @ 1.37.
Union Berlin are not to be underestimated, and they certainly can threaten the hierarchy. They are the underdogs in this @ 10.00.
The market odds of a stalemate and points shared between the two stands @ 5.98.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.60.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.48.
Both sides have been in top form and both sides know how to score goals. So perhaps it is best to anticipate both sides to get on the score sheet, but with the home advantage, expect Bayern to win.