Winless runs hope to be ended at the Alden Försterei


Union Berlin and FC Schalke have the worst run of form in the Bundesliga. They face off in the Bundesliga with a need for three points.

Union have lost three of their last four matches. Including defeats to runaway leaders, Bayern, a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Berlin rivals, Hertha, and a 4-1 defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach last weekend.

Union’s last victory came back in February, in a 2-1 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt. However, that even remains their only win in their last 12 games, and now find themselves treading on water, just three points clear of 16th, Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Die Eisermann will be turning to their top scorer Sebastian Andersson this weekend. The striker has netted on 12 ocassions this season, the fourth-highest in the Bundesliga.

Schalke have been no better than their counterparts. Without a win in 11 matches, David Wagner’s side have nosedived down the Bundesliga, going from top four hopefuls, to near enough out of contention for a European place.

The visitors suffered a 1-0 home defeat to relegation threatened Werder Bremen last weekend. That was preceded by a 2-1 at Fortuna, which has seen boss Wagner called into question.

But both sides will be hoping to make things right when these two face off on Sunday afternoon.

Victory for the hosts could put clear daylight between them and the bottom three. While a win for Schalke could move them back into the top half of the table.

Match Facts

Union Berlin and FC Schalke have only met once in Germany’s top flight. That was in the reverse fixture, back in November.

Schalke came out on top in the match. Suat Serdar’s goal four minutes from time gave Die Knappen, a 2-1 win.

Team news

For Union Berlin – Sheraldo Becker is out with a thigh problem, Julian Ryerson is out with a knee injury, while former QPR striker Sebastian Polter is not included in the squad. Akaki Gogia is a doubt due to fitness.

For FC Schalke – Knee injuries has kept November’s match winner Serdar out, as well as Jean-Clair Todibo. Omar Mascarell has a groin problem, Amine Harit has ligament damage, and Weston McKennie is suspended.


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