Union Berlin vs Ajax
UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 February 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei (Berlin).
Union Berlin terminated their six-win streak across competitions in 2023 by playing a goalless draw to Ajax seven days ago in Amsterdam.
Since then, the German outfit are on a run of two successive goalless draws as their weekend’s tie against Schalke 04 did not offer any goals either.
The team led by Swiss manager Urs Fischer thus failed to take advantage of Bayern Munich’s slip-up in a 3-2 loss at Monchengladbach.
Union Berlin are now lock on points with the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga standings, a huge accomplishment for such team.
Fischer’s men have done extremely well to keep things quiet at the back in the last two games. They limited Ajax to zero shots on target last Thursday at Johan Cruijff Arena.
Nevertheless, Union Berlin’s offensive unit did not quite shine in the previous two outings either.
It will be very interesting to see whether the hosts will find their attacking momentum ahead of the return outing against the Dutch heavyweights in the UEFA Europa League knockout round playoffs.
Ajax, on the other side, did not face any problems in the 4-0 drubbing of Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.
Dutch champions have shifted their fortunes around since the arrival of Johnny Heitinga on the bench.
They have won four domestic league games on the spin and are now only three points shy of leaders Feyenoord in the Eredivisie table.
Union Berlin vs Ajax Head-to-head
- These two teams have met each other just twice in the past and neither of these games has brought a winner.
- Ajax have failed to register a shot on target in the last week’s goalless stalemate in the firstr leg of their tie against Union Berlin.
Union Berlin vs Ajax Prediction
Union Berlin were somewhat better in the first leg in Amsterdam. They will have a nice chance to advance to the last 16 round of the competition with any win in this rematch on the home patch.
We trust Union Berlin’s defense much more than we do Ajax’s and we will back the hosts to get the win at the 2.20 odds. You can alternatively try your luck with the 2-0 correct score bet at the odds of 10.00.
Union Berlin vs Ajax Betting Tips
Union Berlin to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Correct Score: Union Berlin 2-0 @ 10.00 (9/1) odd.