A 2: 2 in the relegation Hinspiel brings neat pepper for the second playoff game on Monday evening at 20:30 clock at the old forester between Union Berlin and VfB Stuttgart. With an unbelievable passion, the captains managed to beat Stuttgart twice after scoring two goals and even had the best chances to win at the end of the match.
Union Berlin vs VfB Stuttgart Today’s Betting Tips
The VfB now has to stretch strong in the return leg after two cashed matches in the domestic Mercedes-Benz Arena, if they still want to prevent the crash in the second division. Due to the European Cup arithmetic in the relegation, the Swabians in Berlin are damned to score goals. The team of interim coach Nico Willig urgently needs a victory or a high draw for the mission Bundesliga rescue on Monday. A renewed 2-2 draw would give extra time followed by a penalty shootout unless extra goals are scored in extra time.
1. FC Union Berlin – Statistics & Current Form
Union coach Urs Fischer can be more than satisfied with his team after the 2: 2 in Stuttgart. Not only that the brave gameplay of the Iron was rewarded with the important away goal, but rather presented the Berlin already in the first clash bundesliga. In the 21st minute Sebastian Andersson had a great opportunity to lead, but failed to Stuttgart keeper Ron-Robert Zieler. When Christian Gentner 0: 1 was the Berlin defensive team initially overrun by Sprinter Donis, before he served his captain exemplary. Nevertheless, the Union players were unimpressed and gave the direct answer just 87 seconds later. Abdullahi processed the ball from Andersson with great strength and finished even stronger. After the break, the Berlin had bad luck, as the substitute Gomez started to solo and defender Marvin Friedrich the ball faked unhappy in his own goal. After Friedrich was already in the center of attention at the 1: 2, it was exactly he who helped the Berliners back into the game and after a corner with a powerful header marked the 2-2 final score. After that, there were two big opportunities for Union goalgetter Sebastian Andersson, who, however, as in half one, found his master in Zieler. After ten years of second-class play, the Berliners have all the trumps in their own hands to create the historic rise to the German upper house before the trend-setting return leg. The active support of their fans at the old forestry could become the decisive factor. Only one game have lost the Köpenicker in this season in front of their own audience.
Line up Union Berlin
Gikiewicz – Trimmel, Frederick, Parensen, Reichel – Kroos, Mees, Zulj, Prömel – Andersson, Polter
VfB Stuttgart – Statistics & Current Form
The VfB has to pull together for the decisive relegation return match against Union Berlin on Monday night, if you do not want to end an already messed-up season with the super rush. For the first leg selected interim coach Nico Willig, who took over the club on the 31st matchday by Markus Weinzierl and since then lost only one game with the VfB, a very offensive variant with Donis and Gonzales at the top and behind the agile Akolo. Despite twice leading the Swabians must accuse not having played concentrated enough. Especially after the 2: 1 you had the game actually under control, but then gave it completely out of hand. After the 2: 2 draw of the Union defender Friedrich was the uncertainty at VfB clearly felt. In the end, the Stuttgart could be happy that it has remained at the result and the starting position has not deteriorated further, because Union had several times the victory on the slippers. In the capital, it now needs a self-confident ride, so that the VfB does not descend as in the 2015/16 season.
Lineup VfB Stuttgart
Zieler – Kabak, Pavard, Kempf, Insua – Castro, Gentner – Esswein, Akolo – Gonzalez, Donis
Union Berlin vs VfB Stuttgart Betting Tips Explained
After the turbulent first leg in the Mercedes-Benz Arena everything is possible in the second leg of the relegation. It is clear after the 2-2 first-leg result that the Stuttgart need goals to remain in the first Bundesliga goals. Accordingly offensive Nico Willig will have to set up his team as head coach of VfB in his last game. To wait and perhaps save a small lead over time would be advisable only for a late first goal. Of course, the Swabians are better advised to push for an early goal to open the match accordingly. Despite best second division defensive (only 33 goals conceded) there were significant gaps in the first leg in the Berlin back-team, which had great problems, especially in fast VfB advances. Nevertheless, the Köpenick will be carried by their fanatical fans and come as in the first leg to their chances. Torgefahr was mainly from Union top scorer Sebastian Andersson, who is the most successful attacker for the Berlin in the current season with 12 goals. In addition, first-leg scorer Suleiman Abdullahi, who gave Stuttgart a worthwhile goal, only 87 seconds after the 1-0 lead. With Sebastian Polter Urs Fischer is an additional weapon in the storm. Although the outcome is not easy to predict, we expect a game with many goals and therefore go for a goal bet with over 2.5 goals.
Bet Tip: Over 2.5 goals