Sporting Life Price Boost: Enhanced odds for Bundesliga derby clash between Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin

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Friday's Sporting Life Price Boost comes from the first game of the Bundesliga this weekend, where Sky Bet have enhanced the price of a shots on target double.

Head here to back Matheus Cunha & Sebastian Andersson to have 2+ shots on target each - now 6/1

We've asked the team at Sky Bet for an enhanced Price Boost for Friday's Bundesliga derby between Hertha Berlin and Union Berlin.

Tom Carnduff's betting preview suggests goals are on the cards, so we are looking at the shots on target market, with Matheus Cunha and Sebastian Andersson backed to both register at least two efforts on goal.

Cunha, Hertha's January signing from RB Leipzig, found the net in last week's return to action, a 3-0 win at Hoffenheim, making it now three successive games that he has scored in.

The Brazilian's shooting stats make impressive reading, with 17 efforts in his last three outings. Just before that run he had five shots in one clash against Paderborn.

He will be full of confidence after his superb goal last week (below) and Hertha fans will be hoping he can make an impact in the derby.

Andersson, meanwhile, surprisingly started Union's defeat to Bayern on the bench and they missed his aerial presence in the final third.

Union have looked to work their way through the Bundesliga playing aggressive, direct football. They have aimed to dominate in the air, which they do in most of their contests.

Without Andersson leading the line, they spent the first 20 minutes of the game aimlessly launching the ball forward to a target that wasn't there and we expect to see him involved from the start this time.

Union need to try and bring a halt to this three-game losing streak and will be hopeful that Andersson will find himself among the goals once again. The Swedish forward is, after all, their top goalscorer this season with 12 goals and three assists in 29 appearances in all competitions, so he could be key to their attacking play this evening.

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Friday night match preview: Goals, goals, goals

Sebastian Andersson scores a header against Mainz

Matchday 27 begins with the Berlin derby as Hertha welcome Union for the second time this season.

Union secured victory in the first top-flight Berlin derby in over 40 years as Sebastian Polter's late penalty proved to be the difference back in November. It was a deserved win for the hosts that day as Hertha failed to offer a real threat across the 90 minutes.

Hertha have changed managers not once but twice since that game in a managerial policy that would give Watford a run for their money. Ante Covic was sacked before Jurgen Klinsmann resigned. Bruno Labbadia is the current man at the helm and he started his spell in perfect fashion with a 3-0 win away at Hoffenheim.

That was a scoreline that certainly flattered Hertha. Hoffenheim failed to convert numerous good chances to score, leaving them with an xG of 3.03 and nothing to show for it. It was hardly an outcome that was fair to the flow of the game.

The good news with the decision to put Hertha in a main televised slot is that, despite the change of coach, their games usually bring goals. The 0-0 draw with Schalke in January was the only time a fixture has dropped below returning over 2.5 goals this side of the winter break.

For Union, they've hit the same mark on six of the nine games from January onwards. A further look into those contests that failed to bring more shows how they were somewhat false scorelines.

Trying to predict the way this game will go, factoring in the sheer unpredictable nature of Hertha this season, does make the outright market a difficult one to conquer. The Asian Handicap giving the home side a slight -0.25 edge reflects that.

Sitting on the fence and settling for the draw is the best route forward when searching for a result. Taking the value in the goals market, and the 5/2 best price that over 3.5 provides, is where the best bet can be found in this contest.

Click here to read our full preview for the clash

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The Sporting Life Accumulator returns for Saturday's Bundesliga action and we have four teams to win at 18/1 with Sky Bet.

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Odds correct at 0930 BST (22/05/20)

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