Union Berlin vs Duisburg
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin.
Union Berlin got off to a promising kick off to the new 2. Bundesliga campaign with seven points from three opening games.
The momentum swung down with a disappointing goalless draw to Sandhausen in the previous round, but Die Eisernen will get a nice opportunity to return on the winning ways on Friday afternoon when they play host to the rock-bottomed MSV Duisburg in the first game of the fifth Matchday.
Ilia Grouev might be counting his last days on Duisburg’s bench (where he spent last three years) without a serious turnaround in form.
The Zebras are the only team without a single point in four games and what’s even stranger, they are yet to score a goal in the new campaign. The most recent of defeats came two weeks ago when Greuther Furth picked up a 0-1 victory at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena.
Union Berlin vs Duisburg: Head-to-head
Union Berlin have a positive record in head to head matches against the Zebras.
Die Eisernen won 8 and lost 5 ahead of the landmark 20th encounter with Duisburg.
All of last three H2H games, however, ended without a winner.
Union Berlin vs Duisburg: Prediction
Union Berlin won both home games so far in the season and they are well worth backing to see off the struggling MSV Duisburg side here. The visitors did not score a single goal in four games and they only bagged one in two H2H games with Die Eisernen in the previous term of 2. Bundesliga. Backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet thus ahs value at 2.50 odds.
This summer’s acquisition Sebastian Andersson looks to be enjoying his time at Union Berlin. He scored three goals in opening four games in 2. Bundesliga and added one more in the DFB Pokal victory over Carl Zeiss Jena.
You can back the Swedish forward to score anytime against the rock-bottomed side at the odds of 2.80.
Union Berlin vs Duisburg: Bet Tips
Union Berlin to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (3/2)
Sebastian Andersson to score anytime @ 2.80 (9/5).