Union Berlin vs Sandhausen
Germany – 2. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin
Consistency remains the biggest issue for Union Berlin in their attempt to repeat the placement from thee previous season in 2 Bundesliga. Squad from Der Alten Stadion is currently occupying the 10th place on the table, but only six points behind a playoff position. The upcoming duel against Sandhausen on Saturday might be one of the last opportunities to get back into the top 3 race. Bookmakers marked the home team as warm favourite for the win at 1.85 odds, while chances for Sandhausen to secure 4th victory on the road this season are not looking so great (priced at 4.00).
When it comes to the recent form, it is really hard to say who has the advantage. Union Berlin won only one out of the seven matches across competitions, but they usually perform well against top teams in th league. We saw them demolish table leaders Fortuna Dusseldorf recently at this same stadium 3-1. The average number of goals seen in Union’s home matches is around 3.50 per duel.
Sandhausen are for sure one of the least fun teams to watch in this division. All five of their matches in 2018 have ended Under 1.5 FT goals, which might be useful for the alternative markets. They are also entering this clash with high team spirits after beating Kaiserslautern on the road.
Union Berlin vs Sandhausen: Head-to-head
These two teams have met 13 times in the past and Union Berlin have small 6-4 advantage in terms of victories. Sandhausen have won the last meeting though. That duel was played in September 2017 and they celebrated narrow 1-0 win.
The averagee number of goals seen in all duels between them is exactly 2.50 per game.
Union Berlin vs Sandhausen: Prediction
If you are after a banker bet for early Saturday acca, backing Under 2.5 FT is the way to go with. The odds are not high 1.70 but definitely worth a shot. As for the full time winner, I don’t see any, so I will try my luck with a draw.
Union Berlin vs Sandhausen: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.70