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Match Preview Bayern vs Union Berlin: Bayern’s Reign on Rocky Ground: Union Berlin Visit Amidst Title Woes

Bayern Munich’s dream of a record-breaking 12th consecutive Bundesliga title hit a sna snag on Sunday. The mighty Bavarians, affectionately nicknamed “Rekordmeister”, were humbled by Werder Bremen, marking their first defeat against the Green-Whites since 2008. This shocker leaves Thomas Tuchel’s men trailing leaders Bayer Leverkusen by a daunting seven points.

The Allianz Arena faithful were left stunned by their team’s toothless display. For the first time in nearly four years, Bayern failed to find the net in a home league game, putting a painful end to their incredible 65-game scoring streak! Any further slip-ups are out of the question if they want to reclaim the throne, which makes Wednesday’s clash against Union Berlin all the more crucial.

The rescheduled fixture, originally postponed due to December’s blizzard, pits Bayern against a team they’ve never lost to in the Bundesliga (five wins, three draws). The Bavarians have dominated their recent encounters, winning the last two meetings at the Allianz Arena by an emphatic 7-0 aggregate.

While Bayern licked their wounds after the Bremen defeat, Union Berlin enjoyed a weekend off following the postponement of their match against Mainz. This extra rest gives them precious time to prepare for another daunting away trip. Under their new boss, Nenad Bjelica, Die Eisernen (The Iron Ones) have shown signs of resilience, losing just once in four Bundesliga outings (two wins, one draw). Perhaps a corner has been turned for the capital club.

Despite sitting three points clear of the relegation zone and having games in hand, Union Berlin won’t be relishing the prospect of playing at the Allianz. Their seven-match winless run on the road (one draw, six losses) casts a shadow of doubt, and their inability to score in the last four of those (one draw, three losses) doesn’t exactly inspire confidence against Bayern’s formidable defense.

Key Battle: Bayern’s young star Jamal Musiala has been a thorn in Union Berlin’s side, directly contributing to a goal in each of his three home meetings against them (two goals, one assist). Wing-back Jérôme Roussillon will likely be tasked with keeping him quiet, but he’s never emerged victorious against Bayern, having lost a joint career-high seven times to them (one draw).

Hot Stat: Bayern have only conceded one goal before halftime in their home league games this season – the best such record in the division. Can Union Berlin crack their defensive wall and upset the odds?

The stage is set for a fascinating encounter. Will Bayern rediscover their championship form and keep their title hopes alive, or will Union Berlin pull off a stunning upset and throw the Bundesliga race wide open? Buckle up, football fans, this one promises to be a thriller!

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