Dynamo to grab three precious points
Dresden are still without the long-term injured Pascal Testroet and Soren Gonther while Jannik Muller faces a fresh injury and is unavailable, too.
Union Berlin are missing the injured Sebastian Polter, Felix Kroos, Jacob Busk Jensen and Fabian Schonheim.
Injured/unavailable: Pascal Testroet (knee), Soren Gonther (Achilles), Jannik Muller (ankle)
Injured/unavailable: Fabian Schonheim (knee), Sebastian Polter (Achilles), Jacob Busk Jensen (unspecified), Felix Kroos (foot)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Having taken five points from the last 15 on offer, Dresden have been dragged back into the mire in the 2. Bundesliga. Uwe Neuhaus’ side are hovering just two points above the relegation zone, with 16thplaced Braunschweig boasting a better goal difference. Since winning two in a row in February, Dynamo have been unable to clinch back-to-back victories, losing four, drawing three and winning two of their last nine games, and this form has clearly put them under pressure once again. Their disappointing 0-0 draw against fellow relegation candidates Aue did little to secure survival last Sunday.
Union Berlin have had nothing to play for over the last few weeks, but Andre Hofschneider will want his side to close the curtain on another forgettable season with a win at DDV Arena. Union go into this game in decent shape, picking up seven points from their last four games. The team beat Bochum 3-1 last time out and, depending on other results, they could finish their campaign as high as fifth.
Dresden will be kicking themselves for taking just six points form their last seven games. However, I fancy them to pick up a precious victory here to save them on Sunday.
SECOND PREDICTION: FIRST HALF HAD – DRAW
Dresden have been drawing at half time in three of their last five 2. Bundesliga matches. Put your money on the teams to be level at the break on Sunday.
HEAD TO HEAD
Dresden’s 1-0 win over Union Berlin at Alte Forsterei back in December was their first triumph in eight attempts in this fixture, with three of those ending in defeats and four in draws.