Aron Wright - March 9, 2018
Union Berlin vs Erzgebirge Aue
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 11 March 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK
Venue: Stadion An Der Alten Forsterei (Berlin).
Erzgebirge Aue continued with their fine performances last weekend when they held promotional contenders Sandhausen to a 1-1 draw on the road. Viola have thus made it four games on the bounce without a defeat to escape the red-zone, but maintaining such fine spell of form will be quite a challenging task for them on Sunday when they travel to the capital to lock horns with Union Berlin.
The hosts have been playing hot and cold after the winter break which is why they sit six points behind the top three spots in the division. Their promotional push has been significantly halted last weekend when Die Eisernen fell 4-3 to the rock-bottomed Kaiserslautern away from home.
The head coach Andre Hofschneider will, however, be hoping to see his team build on the latest fine displays at Stadion An Der Alten Forsterei where Union Berlin have clinched back-to-back wins over top-half rivals Fortuna Dusseldorf and Sandhausen.
Steven Skrzybski has been enjoying a fantastic form at the start of the year and he has scored eight goals in last seven appearances for Die Eisernen. Given that Aue have lost five and drawn two of last seven games on the road in 2. Bundesliga, we believe that the German forward should have plenty of space to keep his superb form going here.
Union Berlin have been the more successful side in the history of meetings with Erzgebirge Aue.
The hosts have won 10 and lost 5 of 19 meetings.
This includes a 1-2 victory for Die Eisernen when the two teams met in late-September last year at Erzgebirgsstadion.
Aue have been very easy to break down on the road throughout the entire season and we can’t see them stopping the red-hot Steven Skrzybski on Sunday.
Since this is one of the last trains to catch for the hosts if they are to join the promotional battle, we’ll back the home win as the main betting call at the odds of 1.61.
Union Berlin to win @ 1.67 odds with 888Sport
Steven Skrzybski to score anytime @ 2.90.