Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Tips and Odds

The teams of Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen will face each other in the German capital for a game of Bundesliga’s 16th round on Friday. Both sides are among top 5 in the standings, with Union occupying 5th spot on twenty-five points, while their next opponents are up to 3rd on four points more.

Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Union Berlin Loss 0 W/ 0 D/ 5 L 0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L
Bayer Leverkusen Win 5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L 2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L

Last game between the teams: 04.03.2020 DFB Pokal: Bayer Leverkusen – Union Berlin 3:1; Karim Bellarabi 72’, Aranguiz 86’, Moussa Diaby 90’; Marcus Ingvartsen 39’; Christopher Lenz from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 71’
Last game at this venue: 15.02.2020 Bundesliga: Union Berlin – Bayer Leverkusen 2:3; Christian Gentner 7’, Marius Bulter 87’; Kai Havertz 22’, Moussa Diaby 83’, Karim Bellarabi 90’

Worth mentioning: Both teams have met just five times so far, with Bayer Leverkusen enjoying a perfect record, winning all five encounters against Union Berlin. The most recent game was played in February of 2020, when the two sides met a the quarter-finals of DFB Pokal and Bayer recorded a solid 3:1 triumph. Four of the matches have ended with two or more goal margins, as Bayer have scored more than twice on four occasions. Four of the five meetings produced over 3,5 goals and each of the same four also witnessed goals at both ends.

Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats

As of 13.01 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Union Berlin Draw 4 W/ 4 D/ 2 L 1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L
Bayer Leverkusen Win 6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L 4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L

Last game Union Berlin: 09.01.2021 Bundesliga: Union Berlin – Wolfsburg 2:2; Sheraldo Becker 29’, Robert Andrich 52’; Renato Steffen 10’, Wout Weghorst 66’(penalty); Maximilian Arnold from the visiting team was sent off with straight red card in the 50’
Top performers Union Berlin: Max Kruse 6 goals 5 assists, Taiwo Awoniyi 5 goals 1 assist, Robert Andrich 4 goals 1 assist.
Next game Union Berlin: 20.01.2021 Bundesliga: RB Leipzig – Union Berlin
Last game Bayer Leverkusen: 12.01.2021 DFB Pokal: Bayer Leverkusen – Eintracht Frankfurt 4:1; Licas Alario 27’(penalty), Edmond Tapsoba 49’, Moussa Diaby 67’, 87’; Amin Younes 6’; Jonathan Tah from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 73’
Top performers Bayer Leverkusen: Lucas Alario 8 goals 1 assist, Patrik Schick 5 goals 1 assist, Leon Bailey 4 goals 4 assists.
Next game Bayer Leverkusen: 19.01.2021 Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen – Borussia Dortmund

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Union Berlin 22-16 8 8 2
Bayer Leverkusen 25-9 8 6 4

Worth mentioning: Union Berlin faced Wolfsburg at home on Saturday, and despite playing with a man more for over 40 minutes earned only a point, with the game finishing in 2:2 draw. The team is on a good current form and losing one of the last six matches and just three of the last twenty. Only three of Union’s previous thirteen encounters were won by the teams playing at home. Four of their last five outings resulted in over 2,5 goals, and also four saw both involved sides to hit the targets.
Bayer Leverkusen are through to the 1/8 finals of DFB Pokal after trashing Eintracht Frankfurt 4:1 at home on Tuesday. That was Bayer’s first triumph in four matches, as they previously lost twice in a row and once finished in draw. The total number of defeats across the last twenty Bayer games is three, as at the end of 2020 the team was unbeaten in eleven straight meetings, ten of which ended in wins. All but one of the their last five clashes featured over 2,5 goals, and also four witnessed goals at both ends.

Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen News

Missing players Union Berlin: Christian Gentner, Max Kruse, Joel Pohjanpalo, Nico Schlotterbeck and Anthony Ujah are injured.
Missing players Bayer Leverkusen: Karim Bellarabi, Mitchell Weiser, Sven Bender, Exequiel Palacios,Charles Aranguiz, Santiago Arias and Paulinho are injured.

Union Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions

Bayer Leverkusen to win – 2.15 @ bet365