Two of Bundesliga’s Best Offenses Face Off
Coming out of the international break, Eintracht Frankfurt host surprise title contenders Union Berlin. Union, who have never made the Champions League, are in first place seven matches into the season. They shockingly sit five points ahead of Bayern Munich and have already managed a draw vs the Bavarians. Eintracht, a Champions League side themselves, will present a big test for Union on Saturday. Let’s check the Eintracht Frankfurt vs Union Berlin betting odds and preview the match.
Eintracht, a Champions League side themselves, will present a big test for Union on Saturday.
Bundesliga – Eintracht Frankfurt vs Union Berlin Game Info:
- Location: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany
- Date & Time:
- TV: ESPN+
Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin split their meetings last season. A late Evan N’Dicka goal gave Frankfurt a 2-1 win at the Deutsche Bank Park last November. In Berlin, two first half goals gave Union a shutout win. The away team is winless in the last four matchups. Eintracht Frankfurt lead the all-time series with three wins to Union’s two. They’ve only drawn once in six meetings. One of the better Eintracht Frankfurt betting tips in this fixture has been taking them to score more than one goal. They’ve scored multiple goals in four of their six matches vs Union Berlin.
Eintracht Frankfurt Hounded by Inconsistency
- Bundesliga Record: 3-2-2, 11 pts, 7th
- Bundesliga Form: W,L,W,W,D
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Christopher Lenz (Day-to-Day), D Luca Pellegrini (Day-to-Day), D Jerome Onguene (Day-to-Day), D Almamy Toure (Out)
Eintracht Frankfurt’s poor form at home has carried over into the 2022-23 season. In 2021-22, Frankfurt won just four of their 17 matches at Deutsche Bank Park. So far this season, Eintracht Frankfurt have just one win in four home Bundesliga matches. They’re one of the more puzzling teams out there to bet on. Despite finishing in 11th place last season, they won the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.
In true Frankfurt fashion, they dropped their first UCL match at home 3-0 to Sporting. Then, they went on the road and defeated Marseille. Despite their inconsistency, Frankfurt do have some standout individual performers. Since Randal Kolo Muani joined from Nantes, he received his first call up to the French national team. The forward leads the Bundesliga with four assists. Attacking midfielder Daichi Kamada is also third in the Bundesliga, with three goals.
When considering betting on the Eintracht Frankfurt vs Union Berlin Betting Odds, know that Frankfurt are 3-3-1 ATS this season. It’s been a crapshoot betting on Eintracht for the last couple of seasons but they have consistently underperformed at home. They’ve got a few injuries across the back line heading into this match, but only Almamy Toure is confirmed out.
Union Berlin: Title Contenders?
- Bundesliga Record: 5-0-2, 17 pts, 1st
- Bundesliga Form: W,W,D,W,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Danilho Doekhi(Day-to-Day), M Kevin Mohwald (Day-to-Day)
Union Berlin have been one of the best stories in the Bundesliga for the last few years. They only made their debut in the top flight in 2019 and have improved in each season they’ve played in. After finishing in fifth place last season, they’ve got their eyes on a Champions League place. They may even be title contenders, as their early season rise to the top of the table shows. Union are also the last remaining unbeaten Bundesliga team, with five wins and two draws through seven matches.
Their Bundesliga schedule over the next few months is very challenging and this weekend is no exception. Still, Union have the league’s current top scorer, Sheraldo Becker. The Surinamese forward has stepped up after last season’s top scorer, Taiwo Awoniyi left the club over the Summer. Becker has six goals in seven matches and has also added three assists.
Although Union have scored the second-most goals in the league, their defense has carried them. With just four goals allowed in seven matches, they’ve conceded the fewest goals in the league. They’ve kept consecutive shutouts in the Bundesliga and most recently beat Wolfsburg 2-0. Surprisingly, there were Union Berlin players in the most recent Germany squad.
Odds & Preview
Despite Eintracht Frankfurt’s struggles at home and Union Berlin’s incredible start, Frankfurt are favorites. The Eintracht Frankfurt vs Union Berlin betting odds price the hosts at +110 odds. League leaders Union Berlin sit at +230 odds to win and a draw shows a +270 price. Despite Union’s underdog status, they are priced at -130 odds to cover the ½-goal spread. Notably, they’ve been the best team in the league ATS this season with seven straight covers.
Along with Sheraldo Becker, Theoson Siebatcheu has been a standout for Union. He’s scored three goals and added three assists so far this season. Because of Union’s great defensive record, over 2½ goals has only hit in three of their seven matches. The over/under total for this match is at 2½ goals and the under is implied to be more likely as it shows -120 odds.
It’s worth noting that both teams are in the top three of scoring in the Bundesliga this season. Both Union and Frankfurt have scored in six of their seven matches this season. Unsurprisingly, both teams to score sits at -145 odds. Both teams have scored in five of the previous six editions of this fixture.Follow us on Twitter