Union Berlin vs Hamburger SV
German 2. Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei (Berlin).
Stadion An der Alten Forsterei has been sold-out for Sunday’s mouth-watering 2. Bundesliga tie between Union Berlin and Hamburger SV. The hosts have a huge opportunity to move lock on points with division heavyweights in the second place of the league standings with a victory here. Nevertheless, they will have to produce the best display in a while to clinch a three-pointer against such opposition knowing they are winless in last five league outings.
Die Eisernen drew each of last three 2. Bundesliga games. The streak includes a 1-1 draw away at Greuther Furth eight days ago. Luckily for them, the Red Shorts did not enjoy any better form recently either. The visitors are also winless in five successive league affairs. They lost two and drew three in the process and will be desperate to bring such dreadful streak to an end and stay inside the top-two in the league standings.
Union Berlin vs Hamburger: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head clash between the two sides.
They shared spoils in a 2-2 draw in their maiden head to head meeting in late-November last year at Volksparkstadion.
Union Berlin vs Hamburger: Prediction
Hannes Wolf’s men are just unrecognizable in April. They were so inconsistent lately and the German manager desperately needs to shift his team’s fortunes around in last four games of the season in order to avoid unpleasant situations (drop to third or even worse the fourth place in the league ladder).
The Red Shorts held table-toppers Koln to a 1-1 draw two weeks ago away at RheinEnergieStadion, but they failed to build on such result drawing 1-1 at home to relegation strugglers Erzgebirge Aue.
In spite of Union Berlin’s drop in form in recent weeks, the visitors will no doubts face huge problems aiming to avoid a defeat here. Die Eisernen were almost impeccable in front of their fans so far in the season. They won 9, drew 5 and lost only 1 of 15 league matches on the home patch. We’ll back Union Berlin not to lose at the main betting option at 1.40 odds.
Union Berlin vs Hamburger: Bet Tips
Union Berlin or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).