Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund - Dominant Dortmund to win

Borussia Dortmund are set to continue their reign of dominance with a strong win against Union Berlin
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund have scored eight goals in two games in the Bundesliga this season (Getty Images)

Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Tips, Predictions & Free Bets

 
Union Berlin will host their second home Bundesliga match this weekend when they welcome early pace-setters Borussia Dortmund. 

The home side have become one of the division’s most cherished sides already but the guests will have little time for sentimentality when they meet on Saturday afternoon. 

Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Match Details 


DateSaturday 31st August
VenueStadion An der Alten Forsterei
CompetitionBundesliga
Time17:30 (GMT +1)

Union Berlin Form & Team News 


Union Berlin’s debut in the Bundesliga didn’t quite go as planned on the opening day when they were defeated 4-0 by RB Leipzig. They bounced back last weekend though and grabbed their first Bundesliga goal and point in a 1-1 draw with Augsburg. Sebastian Andersson came off the bench to grab the goal. 

Union Berlin have become every neutral’s favourite team in the division this season but they will struggle to score past their opponents. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Bundesliga so far this season and given the strength of their opposition, they are not likely to break that. 

Urs Fischer is likely to field a mostly similar side to the one who drew with Augsburg last week. Marvin Friedrich is likely to partner Neven Subotic at the back with Keven Schlotterbeck set to miss this one as a result of a suspension. Sebastian Andersson will push for a starting place after scoring last weekend. 

The gap in quality in the two sides is evident with Union Berlin being priced all the way out at 10.00 with bet365 to pick up the victory. 

Borrusia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho has been excellent for Borrusia Dortmund so far this campaign (Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund Form & Team News 


After missing out on the Bundesliga by two points last season, Dortmund have looked ruthless so far this season. They demolished Augsburg on the opening day 5-1 and followed that up with a confident 3-1 victory against Cologne last weekend. 

Lucien Favre doesn’t have too many selection issues for the match. Jadon Sancho has been on fire so far this season and Paco Alcacer has netted in every game for Dortmund so far this season. Thorgan Hazard may have to miss the game after picking up a knock in their last match. 

Dortmund have scored eight goals across two very impressive performances so far this campaign and are priced at 1.28 to pick up the win on Saturday. This offers little value but a bet on them in the handicap market at -2 at 2.87 is excellent value given their goalscoring prowess so far. 

Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Match Analysis - Dortmund to pick up a comfortable win 


Borussia Dortmund have been incredibly dominant so far this campaign and there is little to suggest that they can’t continue to score more goals this weekend. 

Union Berlin are the fairytale in the division but they have been handed two horribly difficult opening games at home in Leipzig and Dortmund. Don’t be surprised to see them on the end of a similar scoreline to the opening day. 

Union Berlin Leipzig
Union Berlin lost 4-0 at home to RB Leipzig on the opening day (Getty Images)

Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips - Handicap Markets offer value

 
Dortmund are available at 1.28 with bet365 to win this match. That offers very little value and they are likely to record a confident victory once again. 

Given the gap in quality between the two teams and the way that Dortmund have performed so far in the division, a bet on a Dortmund -2 handicap is great value at 2.87. 

Verdict

Borussia Dortmund have been incredibly dominant in the Bundesliga so far this season. Union Berlin were comfortably defeated by Leipzig on the opening day and Dortmund will aim to deliver a similar result. 
Hanidcap Bet: Borussia Dortmund -2 @ 2.75 at bet365 - 2 Units

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