Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin Betting Tip Hoffenheim – 20 June 2020

Hoffenheim can edge past Union

Grischa Prömel / Union Berlin ©imago images / Bernd König 16.06.2020

GermanyHoffenheim vs Union BerlinGermany
20th June 1430hrs
Football – Germany – Bundesliga
Betting Pick: Hoffenheim
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds:4/7 odds taken 1800GMT, Thursday 18 June

Europa League chasing Hoffenheim will be looking to take all three points at home to Union Berlin on Saturday, as they bid to stave off the challenge of Freiburg who are a point behind.

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They may have lost arguably the best young coach in European football and the club’s owner has been regularly insulted and abused by opposition supporters, but Hoffenheim continue to be a very effective football team. Currently seventh, they are occupying the final European qualification spot in the Bundesliga, courtesy of Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich competing in the German Cup final and already guaranteed to be playing in European competition themselves.

Said Hoffenheim owner also recently made a surprise change in head coach due to disagreements with the former man at the helm. Mathias Kaltenbach is the man who will see the club through these last games.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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Hoffenheim have won three of their last five games and the midweek win away to Augsburg has put them level on points with Wolfsburg in sixth spot. Freiburg continue to sit just in behind them, though, and there remains a lot of work to do in these remaining two games.

Depending on results then Hoffenheim could clinch European football on Saturday. And they would be keen to do so considering their final match of the season is away to Dortmund.

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Union Berlin created a buzz as soon as they won promotion to the Bundesliga last season. Their support, colour and tradition have been a real highlight of the campaign, and are now certain to remain in the top-flight after a challenging spell both before and directly after the pandemic hit.

A run of six games without a win had seen them creep closer to the relegation zone but they have taken seven points from their last three games and now know they will be a Bundesliga club for a second consecutive season.


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The two wins – Union’s first since February – have come against two teams who sit below them in the table. It’s a testament to the mentality and attitude of this group of players that they have won the games when the pressure has been at its highest.

For a club who have never played at this level before then it’s been a very successful season. They can now go into this game and next weekend’s final match at home to Fortune Dusseldorf much more relaxed and at ease than would have been the case had they not won those last two matches.

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With Union now safe this game is very much critical to Hoffenheim’s challenge for Europe. Their form at home has been terrible of late, however, winning just three of their last 11 matches at home. That’s arguably one of the reasons why a new man is in charge in spite of their current position.

Union have taken some bruising defeats on their travels this season but they have also managed to pick up some big victories. The 2-1 win over FC Koln last week is undoubtedly the biggest and ended a run of three straight defeats where they conceded 11 goals, scoring just two.

Key Facts – Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin Betting Tip

    • This will be the second game in charge for interim Hoffenheim boss Mathias Kaltenbach
    • Union guaranteed their Bundesliga status with a 1-0 win over Paderborn in midweek
    • Hoffenheim were 2-0 winners when the teams met in Berlin earlier in the campaign

Hoffenheim were 2-0 winners when the team met in Berlin just before Christmas and it would appear they are in a strong position to do the double over Union. The slight concern is their home form of late but the fact the visitors have little to play for should work in Hoffenheim’s favour. Back them to get a big win heading into the last weekend.

The best betting odds for Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin

Hoffenheim to win: 4/7 at Ladbrokes
Draw: 16/5 at Ladbrokes
Union Berlin to win: 9/2 at Ladbrokes