Stuttgart vs Union Berlin
Germany – Bundesliga II
Date: Monday, 24th April 2017
Kick-off at 19:15 UK / 20:15 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart).
Vfb Stuttgart host Union Berlin in a key fixture of German Second Division on Monday night.
Stuttgart are sitting at the top of the league table, but only due to a better goal-difference with second and third placed Eintracht Braunschweig and Hannover. Meanwhile, Union Berlin are three points behind those teams at fourth. The result of this match is a game changer in deciding which two teams gain automatic promotion to the first division with just 4 matches left to play.
The Monday’s home team are coming on the back of consecutive wins. The two three-pointers were against teams at the foot of the league table, while they were on a barren run of 5 matches prior to that, which saw 4 draws and a loss.
Meanwhile, Union Berlin are registered their first win in four matches when they eased past Kaiserslautern by a 3-1 margin last weekend. They lost 2 and drew 1 during that time.
The recent run of both teams clearly indicates that the race to the title has been not an easy one.
Stuttgart vs Union Berlin: Head-to-head
These two teams met rarely in recent years. And when they locked horns at Berlin on November 2016, it ended in a 1-1 draw.
Stuttgart vs Union Berlin: Prediction
The home team Stuttgart has been successful in getting away with points. They were beaten just once in 12 matches in calendar year 2017 and their 6 matches at home during the period saw 4 wins and 2 draws.
Union Berlin started the year on flashing form on an 8-match unbeaten run with 7 wins. But they managed just 1 win in the last four, which is why we think Stuttgart have a better chance to knick a win here.
We expect both teams to look for a win here and therefore over 2.5 match goals look like a better bet for this game.
Stuttgart vs Union Berlin: Bet Tips
Home win at 1.85 odds by Betfair
Over 2.5 goals at 1.67 odds by Unibet.