1. FC Union Berlin will look to continue the excellent Bundesliga season at home when VfB Stuttgart come to Köpenick on Saturday afternoon.
1. FC Union Berlin took another important point from their travels in the Bundesliga — this time holding the German champions Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw. Substitute Marcus Ingvartsen poked in the equaliser with five minutes to go to level the scores after youngster Jamal Musiala had put Hansi Flick's team ahead.
Stuttgart returned to the Bundesliga last summer and have impressed in the top half of the league. Pellegrino Matarazzo's team are one point behind Union in the table and are competing for the same opportunities to play in European competition next season. Despite taking the lead through striker Sasa Kalajdzic, Stuttgart couldn't press home their advantage at home and lost 2-3 against Borussia Dortmund. Matarazzo's side have an attacking brand of football, thriving particularly at home with just one loss in 2021. In December, Union lost a two-goal lead to the Swabians at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Marvin Friedrich and Taiwo Awoniyi fired the Köpenick club into a dominant lead but two goals from Kalajdzic — two goals in the last six minutes — denied Union a full three points on the road.
Union are without Anthony Ujah, Sheraldo Becker, Taiwo Awoniyi and Leon Dajaku for the visit of Stuttgart.
Saturday's home match against Stuttgart is being played behind closed doors.