Union Berlin vs Eintracht Braunschweig
2.Bundesliga – Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 15th September 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei (Berlin).
Things are going from bad to worse for Union Berlin as they are left without a win in three games with a 3-2 defeat at Dusseldorf last weekend. This is a team that started the season on a high with back-to-back wins. Then, they drew twice and now the defeat had done damage to the confidence.
Berlin manager Jens Keller will be particularly worried about his team’s defending. They let in 9 goals in the last four, totally canceling out the good play in front of the opposition goal.
Eintracht Braunschweig are unbeaten this season, but 4 of their 5 games end in stalemates. This haven’t done justice to their ambitions to earn promotion as each of those drawn games should be the ones they should be winning at this level. This also means, they are yet to face the tough teams and they must regroup before regretting about lost chances.
Braunschweig are coming on the back of three 1-1 draws, most recent at home versus Sandhausen. Also, their two away games so far this season are scored draws.
Berlin are unbeaten in their two games at home this season. They started off with a thrilling 4-3 win over the newly promoted Holstein Kiel before settling for a 1-1 draw against Arminia Bielefeld.
Union Berlin vs Braunschweig: Head-to-head
The home team won the last five league meetings between the two sides, all in the 2.Bundesliga.
Last season, their first meeting was won by Union Berlin 2-0, while Braunschweig won the reverse fixture 3-1.
Both teams have scored in six of the last eight meetings between the two sides.
Meantime, Union Berlin won all their three home matches against Braunschweig since both happened to be playing in the second division.
Union Berlin vs Braunschweig: Prediction
We could be able to witness a very open affair with both coming with a strong reputation of being attack oriented sides. At the same time, either of them have known vulnerabilities in defensive department. So once again, both teams to score look like the best option for this 2.Bundesliga game.
Union Berlin vs Braunschweig: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score for 1.73 odds with Bet365 is a potential banker.
Brave punters can go for an outright Berlin win, for 2.00 odds with Betfair.