On Saturday afternoon, struggling Union Berlin host Augsburg at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei as the home team looks to kick-start their Bundesliga campaign.Union Berlin form guide
The team from the German capital have fallen to the bottom of the Bundesliga table after a truly woeful campaign. Union heads into this clash on the back of nine consecutive defeats in the German top-flight, having also conceded at least two goals in eight of their previous nine league outings.
Just as concerning is the fact that the home team hasn’t scored in four Bundesliga games. The poor run of form led to the departure of long-serving head coach Urs Fischer.
Union had been formidable on home soil in previous seasons. However, they have now suffered four straight home defeats in the German top flight, conceding at least two goals in each loss and failing to score in any of the losses.Augsburg form guide
The Bavarians are in tenth place in the table after mounting a four-game unbeaten run in the German top flight. Last time out in the league, they drew 1-1 at home to Hoffenheim.
Their last game saw both teams score in an Augsburg game for the fifth straight match. Augsburg also hasn’t kept a clean sheet in 14 games in the Bundesliga.
Augsburg have won just one of their previous 18 away games in the German top-flight, losing five of their last seven games on their travels in the Bundesliga. However, they have taken four points from a possible six in their two away games in the league.
The most significant factor in their poor recent away results has been conceding too many goals, as Augsburg has conceded at least two goals in six of their previous seven away games in the league.What am I backing?
It is hard to back either of these teams to record a victory. I can see this being a close game, which could end in a draw.