Union Saint Gilloise vs Union Berlin – Betting Preview
Union SG and Union Berlin will face off for a spot in the Europa League’s last eight on Thursday at the Joseph Marien Stadium.
Last week’s first leg between the two teams ended in a 3-3 draw in Germany, with Urs Fischer’s team coming from behind three times to even the score.
Union SG Preview
Even though the Union SG manager, Karel Geraerts, may have taken some solace in his team avoiding defeat before the match began, the 41-year-old would have been frustrated by his team giving up a lead three times at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in the German capital.
Being drawn together in Group D, these two teams have previously met twice this season, with the away team winning both games 1-0. Last week, when Victor Boniface gave the visitors the lead, it appeared that history might repeat itself.
Josip Juranovic, though, scored Union Berlin’s first goal to tie the score three minutes before halftime. The two teams then traded blows twice more in the chaotic second half, putting everything up for grabs in Belgium on Thursday.
Geraerts will be extremely confident in his ability to guide the team to a historically successful season given that his team has recently reduced the distance between them and Genk at the top of the Belgian Pro League to just five points.
Union Berlin Preview
Union Berlin, on the other hand, has only won one of their previous seven games across all competitions, and five of those games have ended in draws, putting an end to their slim possibility of being the first team in club history to win Germany’s top division.
Fischer’s team has still seen a remarkable ascent since being promoted from the second tier in 2020; last season, they almost missed being the first team to ever qualify for the Champions League by one point.
Die Eisernen will be determined to advance to the final eight in Saint-Gilles on Thursday, even though their current run to the Europa League’s last 16 is already the club’s greatest advancement in any European competition, much like their upcoming opponents and semi-namesakes.
Fischer’s team has everything to play for between now and the end of the season, and their never-say-die attitude makes them tough opponents for anyone.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
This is going to be a hotly contested second leg as both clubs are on the verge of making it to the quarterfinals of a European tournament for the first time in their histories.
A look at the betting market will tell us the home side are the underdogs in this @ 3.33.
Union Berlin are a team that never seems to know when they are defeated, as last week’s match in Germany shown. With a close away win, we can see them moving on to the round of eight!
Union Berlin are the favourites to win this @ 2.44.
The market odds of yet another draw and extra time to follow, stands @ 3.46.
Total goals over/under
Let’s check the over/under scenario
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.12.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.85.
The market believes this game will be played with caution, as there is a lot at stake and the match still hangs in the balance!