Union Berlin to beat lowly Greuther Furth
Union Berlin will be without Marc Torrejon.
Greuther Furth won’t have Mathis Bolly and Sercan Sararer at their disposal.
Injured/unavailable: Marc Torrejon (calf)
Injured/unavailable: Mathis Bolly (muscle), Sercan Sararer (unspecified)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Union Berlin’s excellent home record of two wins and two draws is likely to be extended with the visit of Greuther Furth. Union have kept a clean sheet in two of the last three matches, which all resulted in wins, following their 2-0 success over Regensburg away from home last weekend. The team’s third place looks likely to be consolidated here and one of their most impressive players this season has been the Sebastian Polter as the striker has six goals in ten starts.
Greuther Furth managed to register their second win of the season when beating Aue 2-1 at home last time out. Khaled Narey and Daniel Steininger both scored as the team managed to leave bottom place in the 2.Bundesliga. The clinical manner in which Steininger took his goal after coming on as a 78th minute substitute did perhaps indicate that he has developed into a player who is ready to grab his chance this time around. After three defeats in a row, Greuther Furth might finally be back on track, but they will need to produce a much improved performance against one of the best teams of the league.
However, I believe Union Berlin are too strong for Furth. Union have found their form lately and they should take the three points at home.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST TEAM TO SCORE – UNION BERLIN
Union Berlin have scored first in four of the last five fixtures against Greuther Furth. They have also opened the scoring in four of their last five league matches. I would not be surprised if this trend continues here.
HEAD TO HEAD
The last ten times Union Berlin have played Greuther Furth in front of their own crowd they have only picked up one win and three draws while Greuther Furth won six. In addition, Furth are unbeaten in the last seven games in Berlin against Union.