Union Berlin Struggle Ahead of Frankfurt Clash
Things have been tough for Union Berlin lately with just one win in their previous eight games. After being eliminated from the Europa League by Saint-Gilloise on Thursday, the team is hoping to turn things around when they face Eintracht Frankfurt (3.30 p.m. / DAZN) on Sunday.
Union is heading into the game with a staggering record, and a win against Frankfurt is absolutely essential. The stakes are high since the Hessian team is just five points behind Union. A victory on Sunday would allow Union to maintain a competitive edge at the top of the table.
However, Union needs to contend with the physical and mental toll the loss to Saint-Gilloise has taken on them. Defense boss Robin Knoche says the team still needs to process the defeat and regain their energy before Sunday’s game.
Union coach Urs Fischer has an important task on his hands in getting his team back to top form. The team needs to be tighter and more cohesive on the pitch. Midfielder Rani Khedira admits that the team needs to correct their past mistakes and turn things around if they want to win games.
Despite the challenges, Union is still in a good position in the race for Champions League places. They are currently fourth on the table, with everything still in their own hands. In addition to Frankfurt, Union will face contenders Freiburg on May 13th.
Looking to the future, Union may have a new contender for their offensive line, with reports linking Dawid Kownacki (26 / Düsseldorf) to the team for the summer. Another potential candidate is Victor Boniface (22), who has caught the attention of Union scouts with his strong performances for Saint-Gilloise.
Boniface may not have scored in the game against Union, but his technical skill and powerful shot make him a promising prospect. According to reports, Union scouts have been following him since his time in Norway with Bodo/Glimt. Boniface’s market value currently stands at 4 million euros.
Meanwhile, Sheraldo Becker (28) is still struggling to find the net in 2023 but remains an essential part of Union’s lineup. His market value stands at 15 million euros.
On Sunday, Urs Fischer will have to decide who joins Becker on the attack against Frankfurt. Union desperately needs a win, and the team is hoping to put their recent struggles behind them and get their season back on track.