Gladbach enters this match after a draw against Werder Bremen, playing as guests. In the first half of the match, the guests had a slight initiative but failed to crown their attacks with a goal.
In the second half, the home team had several great opportunities, but the goalkeeper of the guests showed a great mood, saving his goal on several occasions. By the end of the match, there were chances on both sides, but unfortunately, no goal was seen. They were favored in this match but failed to take the three points, which they desperately needed.
They now continue on the fifth place in the table with fifty-three points, and a place leading to the group stage of the Europa League. They are only two points away from the fourth-placed Leipzig, and that place would lead them to the group stage of the Champions League, so a victory is a priority.
Central defender Jantschke (14/0) is suspended for the hosts, while injured remain forward Embolo (24/7), midfielders Zakaria (23/2), Strobl (10/0) and full-back Johnson (6/0).
Union Berlin finally broke a three-game losing streak in the Bundesliga, coming from a draw against Mainz, at their stadium. All goals in the match were seen in the first part of the game.
Mainz took the lead in the thirteenth minute with a goal from Baku, and the hosts evened the score in the thirty-third minute over Ingvartsen. In the forty-first minute, the hosts were left with a player less, Andrich was sent off, after the second yellow card.
The guests had the initiative in the continuation of the game, but they failed to take advantage of the fact that they had a player more for the whole second half. Union Berlin currently occupies the thirteenth position in the table with four points more than play-out placed Mainz.
Union Berlin team news
Midfielder Andrich (27/0) is suspended. The guests also miss forward Polter (13/2) and offensive midfielders Becker (12/0) and Gogia (3/0) due to injuries. Left-back Lenz (25/0) is doubtful coming off from injury problem.
Union can’t match them offensively
The importance of this match for Gladbach is obvious. The Champions League is at their fingertips and I do not believe that they will leave it to chance in this round. From the very beginning, they should appear offensively and decisively for those three points and there’s very little what the guests could do to match them in this one.