With the Bundesliga title hopes heating up, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be looking to stay ahead of the pack as they head to the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei to take on side Union Berlin. The match schedules for 15th February with kickoff at 17:30 GMT.
After securing a win over side Borrusia Dortmund after five years of loss, Coach Bosz will be feeding of the new energy around the squad. The side was able to manage a 4-3 win in a thrilling encounter at the BayArena. The win saw the side climb to the fifth position in the Bundesliga with 37 points, while six points clear off title contenders Bayern Munich.
The side has been impressive this season while registering four wins in their last five matches. With a crop of talents arising from the camp, there has been a lot of interest from big clubs on the prospects. However, the title chase is near for the side with the return of the Champions League next week.
Union Berlin, on the other hand, is currently 11th on the table with 26 points. The side has put forward mix results while securing two wins in their past five matches. The side secures two wins in their last five matches, despite a series of defeats.
FC Union Berlin vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen Head to Head
Both sides have met on two occasions with Bayern Leverkusen taking home all the wins. Union Berlin has been struggling to register a win against the side. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-1 Union Berlin
Bayer 04b Leverkusen 2-1 Union Berlin
FC Union Berlin Team News
Coach Fischer will contend with the injury woes in the squad, which can compromise securing their first win with home advantage. Defensive midfielder Manuel Schmiedebach who picked up an abdominal muscle injury will continue on the sidelines while missing five matches. Left-winger Joshua Mees also picked up a hamstring injury and mixed five matches.
Other long term injuries in the camp include the knee surgery underwent by attacking midfielder Laurenz Dehl and right-winger Akaki Gogia who suffered a cruciate ligament rupture at the start of the new season.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Team News
Bosz will contend without any injury woes in his squad. Skipper Volland was instrumental in the win over Dortmund while netting a goal and an assist. The skipper has not signed a new contract with the club is expected to be overloaded in the summer. Other potentials include Bailey and Diaby.
Prediction and Odds
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have the upper hand without any injury woes and coming off a straight league win over Dortmund.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Win
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals Second Half
Volland to Score