Union Berlin – FC Koln Tips Free Betting Tips
The Bundesliga title race is one of the most exciting battles in world soccer as we approach the end of the season, and right in the middle of the fray is a Union Berlin side that, despite continuing to struggle in Europe and the DFB-Pokal, simply refuses to give up. However, Urs Fischer’s men have shown cracks in their performance recently after failing to score in consecutive Bundesliga matches (E1, P1) for the first time this season, and recently suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat in an important clash against title rivals Bayern Munich.
The Union have been able to bounce back remarkably after suffering defeats this campaign, as they have yet to lose consecutive Bundesliga matches (G3, E1 after one loss). The Stadion An der Alten Försterei crowd will hope to play a key role in ensuring that the good run continues, especially as the “Iron Ones” are one of two teams that have yet to experience defeat at home in this Bundesliga season (G7, E3).
On the other hand, Cologne will have to turn the page quickly as their 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg last matchday was their second consecutive scoreless defeat. Coming in the midst of such a poor performance does not bode well for the “Billy Goats,” who have failed to beat Union in their previous seven Bundesliga matches (E1, P6), and have never faced a team so often before without picking up a first win.
Being only seven points above the relegation zone, coach Steffen Baumgart needs to regain the good level shown by his team started the year, when they recorded an unbeaten five-game unbeaten run in the league to open 2023 (G2, E3). However, setting that revival in motion here is easier said than done, as Cologne have one win in their last 12 Bundesliga appearances away from home (E5, P6).
Players to watch: Union’s Janik Haberer likes to put his club ahead when needed, having scored his team’s first goal in seven of his last eight scoring appearances. In contrast, Cologne’s Ellyes Skhiri tends to thrive during the match, with 12 of his last 15 goals for the club being registered after halftime.
Key statistic: No Bundesliga club has scored more points after falling behind this season than the 12 recorded by Union Berlin and Cologne.
OVER 2.5 GOALS Odds: 2.00
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