Bayern Munich will travel to the capital this Saturday to face Union Berlin in the fifth round of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season.
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)
Union Berlin are unbeaten in their last eleven league games (W9, D2).
The hosts have won their last three league games at home scoring 2+ goals in each of the games.
They have only failed to score in one of their last 14 league games.
Bayern Munich have scored 2+ goals in 14 of their last 20 league matches.
The visitors have scored the most goals in Bundesliga this season (16) and have also conceded the fewest goals (2) in the league this term.
Bayern’s Thomas Muller is also set to overtake Oliver Kahn at the top of the club’s appearance list since the record champions’ Bundesliga promotion. They are currently tied at 632.
Sadio Mane has had more goals disallowed this season (five) than any other player in Germany’s top flight.
Head to head
Union have never beaten Bayern in six attempts, drawing two and losing four.
Latest performances in all competitions
Union Berlin: W-W-D-D-W
Bayern Munich: W-D-W-W-W
Union Berlin will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome Bayern Munich to the capital this Saturday.
The hosts come into this tie sitting level on points with Bayern at the top of the table and will be dreaming of going top of the league table after what has been a dream start to the league season. Urs Fisher’s men are unbeaten after four games having won three and drawn one of their opening four games.
Their last outing was the most impressive of the bunch as they beat a hapless Schalke 04 side 6-1 last weekend to record their biggest victory in the top-flight. The win also extended their unbeaten record in the league to eleven games showing that their impressive form is no fluke.
Fisher’s side finished in fifth place last season and were expected by many to wilt under pressure this season. But they have carried on very well. They can crown their effort with a win this weekend against a Bayern Munich team that was the last club to beat them in the Bundesliga.
Possible Union Berlin starting line-up
Frederik Roennow; Paul Jaeckel, Robin Knoche, Diogo Leite; Christopher Trimmel, Rani Khedira, Morten Thorsby, Janik Haberer, Julian Ryerson; Jordan Siebatcheu, Sheraldo Becker.
Injured: Timo Baumgartl
Bayern Munich missed the chance to go two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table last weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena.
Despite dominating the game and creating a lot of chances, Julian Naglesmann’s side were repeatedly unable to find a past the inspired Yann Sommer who ensured that Lorey Sane’s late equaliser was all that Bayern fans had to cheer about in that game.
Having attributed some of the blame for that draw to wastefulness in front of goal, Nagelsmann will hope a return to the road can help his side find their clinical edge given they have netted 13 league away goals in their opening two matches – that’s a league record.
After netting five in their midweek DfB Pokal game against Viktoria Koln, Nagelsmann will fancy his side’s chances of getting a win against a Union Berlin side threatening to unbalance the established order.
Possible Bayern Munich starting line-up
Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer; Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sane; Sadio Mane.
Union Berlin 2-3 Bayern Munich