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Union Berlin hosts Mainz 05

Let’s head out to the capital where Union Berlin hosts Mainz 05 in a last game from the 28th round of the Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at this fixture in these paragraphs.

Union Berlin lost both of their games after the quarantine break. The club from the capital suffered defeats from the hands of Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC, which made them fall to 13th place in the standings. So far they are in a good position to survive and stay in the league, but the rounds until the end of the season are going to be decisive for them.

Last week Union Berlin faced their capital rivals Hertha BSC, but suffered a big 0-4 defeat at the Olympiastadion. The manager Urs Fischer can’t be happy with the way his team performed, so maybe he had some serious word with them after this game. It was one of Union’s baddest performances for the season.

On Wednesday Union Berlin will be without some players who are currently injured. Maurice Opfermann Arcones, Sheraldo Becker, Laurenz Dehl and Akaki Gogia are sidelined. Fischer will have to build his line-up without them.

Mainz 05 will try to react after their crushing 0-5 loss against RB Leipzig on Sunday. Just like Union, Mainz are still without a win since the quarantine break. They remain 15th in the league with 27 points, just three points ahead of the 16th Fortuna Dusseldorf. Mainz 05 need points right now and that’s clear.

Nothing, really nothing worked for Mainz against RB Leipzig on Sunday. The manager Achim Beierlorzer made all of his five substitutions, but nothing really changed for his team. Mainz were totally outperformed by the Red Bulls.

It’d be interesting to see how both Union Berlin and Mainz 05 will react to these big defeats they suffered in the previous rounds. Can they improve?