Union Berlin to win and over 2.5 goals is 1/2.
Union Berlin to win and both teams to score is 5/4.
Will Union Berlin’s upward trajectory continue?
Die Eisernen were only promoted to the Bundesliga for the very first time in 2019, comfortably surviving in 11th in that first season.
Subsequently, Union have kicked on more than anyone could’ve imagined, finishing seventh and then fifth.
So, 12 months ago, they featured in UEFA competition for the first time, beating 4-0 Kuopion Palloseura in a qualifier.
This saw them reach the Europa Conference League group stages, in which they missed out on the knockouts by a solitary point.
This time round, Urs Fischer’s side will go straight into the Europa League group phase, so have some glamour fixtures to look forward to.
In the DFB-Pokal, the capital club reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2001 last season, narrowly ousted by RB Leipzig.
All in all, another exciting season awaits Union Berlin, who are looking to make a positive start in this cup tie.
Chemnitzer meanwhile finished fifth in last season’s Regionalliga Nordost, missing out on a return to the 3.Liga after relegation in 2020.
In the Pokal, they’ve lost their last four first round ties, dating back to a penalty shootout victory over Mainz in 2014.
There’s always a few surprises in this round, but it’s unlikely to come at Stadion an der Gellertstraße.
Union Berlin team news
Union’s headline transfer news so far this summer is the sale of star striker Taiwo Awoniyi to Nottingham Forest for £18.5 million.
His replacement is USA international Jordan Pefok from BSC Young Boys for around around a third of that.
So, the American would love a goal on debut here.
Fellow new-recruits Diogo Leite, Morten Thorsby and Jamie Leweling are all set to make their Union bows in this one.