Union Berlin vs Schalke
Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.30 UK
Venue: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin.
The last game of Saturday’s Bundesliga schedule will be played between Union Berlin and Schalke. The visitors will be looking for one of the last opportunities to catch up with the rest of the league with a potential result against the out-of-form opposition.
The Konigsblauen sit at the very foot of the Bundesliga standings being as many as nine points short of Arminia Bielefeld in the relegation play-offs spot.
Schalke only won 1 of 20 league matches this season. They have by far the worst defensive (50 goals conceded) and the attacking (15 goals scored) records in the league.
Die Konigsblauen have made the managerial change in December last year but Christian Gross is yet to shift the team’s fortunes around.
The Blues obviously have a very limited squad lacking a genuine predator in the final third (hence the dismal attacking record). Schalke lost five and drew one of the last six games in all competitions. They notched only one goal in the last four games along the way.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Head-to-head
- The teams have snatched a win apiece ahead of their fifth head to head encounter.
- Each of the last four meetings saw goals scored at both ends.
- Each of the last two H2H encounters between the two outfits ended in the 1-1 scoreline, including this term’s draw in mid-October last year in Gelsenkirchen.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Prediction
Union Berlin left a much better impression so far in the season. Even though they took only one point in the last four league outings, they are still miles away from the danger area. The team led by Urs Fischer has also been struggling for goals lately, much like their counterparts.
The Eisernen scored only two goals in the last four league matches. Just one of the last five games they played saw three or more goals scored.
Knowing how significant this clash is for the visitors, we expect them to sit carefully at the back and wait for their opportunity to strike from counter-attacks.
The Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be the best betting option at the odds of 1.90. As for the outcome, we just have to go with the home win at the 1.72 odds as Schalke have just been too bad throughout the whole season.
Union Berlin vs Schalke Betting Tips
Union Berlin to win @ 1.72
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90.