Union Berlin will welcome Bochum to the An der Alten Forsterei Stadium in their final Bundesliga match on Saturday.
If the hosts can avoid defeat, they will secure sixth place and a Europa League playoff spot. Seventh-placed Cologne followed, a few points behind them. Berlin won 4-1 at Freiburg last time out and are looking to finish their 2021-22 season with a victory.
Union Berlin vs Bochum
So far, the two teams have met 22 times. Berlin led 12-7 and only three games ended in a draw.
The reverse match at the Ruhr Stadium in Vonovia in December was their first meeting in Germany’s top flight.Eisenin A 1-0 win in that game extended their unbeaten run against Bochum to four games.
Union Berlin table guide (all matches): WDWLW.
Bochum table guide (all competitions): WWLLD.
Union Berlin vs Bochum news
Timo Baumgartl had a cancerous tumor removed earlier this week and remains long-term absent. Dominic Heinz remains out with an ankle problem, while Frederic Rono is ruled out with a groin injury. Laurenz Dehl faces a late fitness test.
Injuried: Dominic Heinz, Frederick Lonno.
suspect: Lawrence Del.
unavailable: Timo Baumgart.
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Patrick Osterhatch was the only one missing and fell ill earlier this week.
Injuried: Patrick Osterhatch.
suspect: not any.
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unavailable: not any.
Union Berlin vs Bochum Predicted XIs
Union Berlin (3-5-2): Andreas Luthor (GK); Paul Jeckel, Robin Noci, Julian Ryerson; Christopher Trimmel, Genki Haraguchi, Rani Khedira, Grischa Promel, Niko Giesselmann; Tse Raldo Becker, Taiwo Avonyi.
Bochum (4-3-3): Manuel Riemann (GK); Christian Gamboa, Amel Bella-Kochap, Maxim Leitch, Herbert Bockhorn; Danny Bloom , Anthony Lociela, Elvis Rexbekay; Takuma Asano, Sebastian Poulter, Jurgen Locadia.
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Union Berlin vs Bochum Prediction
The hosts, who have suffered just two losses at home this season, are the favourites here. Die Unabsteigbaren has won two of their last three away games, including a 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund last time out.
The capital club have a good home record this season and should be able to maintain their unbeaten record against Bochum.
prophecy: Union Berlin 2-0 Bochum.