Bayern Munich vs Union BerlinGerman Bundesliga, KO: 19:30 Jan 24, 2024, Allianz Arena
Following a shock home defeat last weekend, Bayern Munich will be targeting a swift return to winning ways as they welcome Union Berlin to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. The Bavarians have a fine record in this fixture and should claim the upper hand over their visitors, who continue to struggle on their travels.
Bayern Munich are coming off a shock 1-0 defeat to Werder Bremen in their previous Bundesliga fixture. They were uncharacteristically subdued in attack with striker Harry Kane blazing over the bar with his best effort.
That defeat means Bayern Munich now have a harder task chasing down leaders Bayer Leverkusen. Thomas Tuchel’s men are seven points off the pace and will move to within three points with victory in Wednesday’s game in hand.
The good news is that was Bayern Munich’s first home defeat of the season having previously looked imperious in front of their fans. Some of their most one-sided results have come at the Allianz Arena with an 8-0 victory over Darmstadt and a 7-0 triumph over Bochum among their recent results.
Union Berlin travel to the Allianz Arena off the back of a 0-0 draw with Freiburg last time out in the Bundesliga. Despite creating several goalscoring opportunities, they failed to convert any of their four attempts on target.
While manager Nenad Bjelica will be disappointed not to have won, the result means Union Berlin are now unbeaten in their last three matches. The capital club are slowly easing themselves away from danger and are now three points above the relegation zone.
One problem that still persists for Union Berlin is their poor record on the road as they are winless in their last 11 matches. They have suffered eight defeats in that run, failing to score in three of the last four.
How the bookies view it
Bayern Munich are overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 2/11 by bet365. A victory for Union Berlin is valued at 18/1 by Coral while a draw is set at odds of 15/2 by Unibet.
Head to head
Bayern Munich have never lost to Union Berlin, claiming six wins and three draws from nine previous matches. The Bavarians have won the last two meetings at home with the most recent fixture a 3-0 victory last February.
Players to watch
Harry Kane had a subdued game in the defeat to Werder Bremen and will be keen to set things right on Wednesday. The striker is still the Bundesliga leading scorer with 22 goals and is priced at 3/5 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
With Union Berlin struggling for goals on their travels, Bayern Munich will be targeting a shutout on Wednesday. Kim Min-Jae has been solid at the back for the Bavarians and can lead them to a clean sheet at 17/20 with 10bet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bayern Munich have won to nil in the last two home meetings with Union Berlin at the Allianz Arena and could be set for a repeat at 19/20 with BetVictor. Given their one-sided results at home this season, a -2 handicap could also be considered at 11/8 with Paddy Power.
Harry Kane has opened the scoring seven times this season and could be backed to grab the first goal once again at 21/10 by bet365.
This German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin will be played on Jan 24, 2024 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.