Next Saturday, 25. November, 1 FC Union Berlin’s women’s team will play their last Regionalliga Nordost match of the calendar year when they travel to Bischofswerdaer FV. Kick off on the LaOla football pitch in Bischofswerda is at 13:00
Bischofswerdaer FV have been in the Regionalliga Nordost since 2017 and are currently sitting in 10th place, with seven points from nine games. This puts Tino Gottlöber’s side, who has been on the touchline there since the women's section was founded in 2012, just three points above the relegation places.
It has been a somewhat disappointing start, with just the one win – a 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig II - for a club who finished seventh last season. That, however, would still have been considered an upset, as would their draws against Türkiyemspor and Turbine Potsdam II. However, Bischofswerda were recently beaten 3-0 at Hertha BSC and were also eliminated on penalties in the quarter-finals of the Saxony Cup against Eintracht Leipzig-Süd the week before.
The head to head
Union have won seven of the side’s eight meetings so far. However, that single 2-1 loss came in front of their home crowd on matchday 11 last season. Nour Youssef had put them ahead, but the Saxons turned the game around with two from set-pieces goals to hand Union only their second league defeat of the season.
Revenge was taken in the return match at Dörpfeldstraße, when Union showed little remorse in their 6-0 win.
Head coach Ailien Poese will be without five players on Saturday, with Luca Scheel, Elisa Schindler, Pauline Wimmer, Maria Cristina Lange and Anna Weiß all absent.
The coach’s views ahead of the game
"We're expecting a fighting and well-organised team in Bischofswerda who will want to take advantage of the narrow artificial pitch,” said Union’s head coach, Poese, during midweek. “But we still want to find the gaps, take on the fight and go into the winter break without dropping any points."
The match will kick off at 13:30 on Saturday at the LaOla football pitch in Bischofswerda (Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Straße 4, 01877 Bischofswerda).