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() 1. FC Union Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund () 2:30 PM | Wed, Apr 21 2021
Sport: Bundesliga | Star Rating: 7.0 Evaluation: Win (700)
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Borussia (-178) @ pinnacle

7* Borussia Dortmund (2:30 ET): To some, the price may seem surprisingly high on Borussia Dortmund. After all, Union Berlin isn’t too far behind (just six points back) as they have their own hopes of playing European football next season. But Dortmund, whose form certainly slipped about a month ago, is seemingly in the midst of a resurgence with B2B Bundesliga wins. After recently being eliminated from this year’s Champions League, BVB can qualify again with a strong finish. They enter the day five points behind fourth place Wolfsburg and desperately need three points to keep pace. 

Union Berlin, now tied for seventh, ended a three-match winless run with a 2-0 win against Stuttgart over the weekend. They have never even qualified for the Europa League, so a fifth place finish would be considered a monumental achievement for the club. Keep in mind that FCUB had never even competed at the top level of German football prior to last season. So to even be in seventh, just one year after being promoted, is an achievement of its own. They’ve only lost six times this entire Bundesliga campaign! 

The reverse fixture, back in January, saw FCUB emerge victorious by a score of 2-1. But since that time, they have just one win over a team currently in the top seven and that was 1-0 over Leverkusen. Those two are the ONLY wins they have against top seven sides all season. Pulling off a “Dortmund double” seems far-fetched from where I sit, especially with BVB coming off a very impressive 4-1 win over Werder Bremen. Erling Haaland is the best player on the pitch almost every time he steps on it. 7* Borussia Dortmund

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