Match Preview: VfB Stuttgart 2-2 1. FC Union Berlin Prediction and Betting Tips | Germany (Bundesliga)

VfB Stuttgart – 1. FC Union Berlin betting tips for today, May 23, 2019

Kick-off: 19:30 Den Bosch – G.A. Eagles
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.41
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:2 WON!!!

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Although Stuttgart enter this relegation play-off having recorded the club’s fewest points ever in a Bundesliga season (28 – previous fewest was 32), caretaker manager Nico Willig has steered them to two wins in four matches (W2, D1, L1) – one more victory than former boss Markus Weinzierl managed in the 15 Bundesliga games prior.
Three clean sheets across those four matches was the bedrock of that turnaround, after Stuttgart had recorded only three in the 30 top-flight games before. That new defensive prowess, coupled with the fact Stuttgart have scored in every home league match bar one since December, sets them up nicely in this clash, as does the fact they’ve been leading at half-time in two of their last three Bundesliga wins here.
Their opponents, Union Berlin, are vying for their first-ever top-flight promotion, but are up against it if history is to be repeated – only twice in the previous ten Bundesliga play-offs has the lower-tier team achieved promotion. ‘Die Eisernen’ also enter this match winless in their last five away league games (D3, L2), although both teams scored in four of those fixtures.
In fact no team drew more away games than Berlin in Germany’s second-tier this season (W3, D10, L4), with only three of their ten stalemates ending goalless. If the visitors are to nick a victory look for a late winner though – they scored 40% of their away league goals after the 75th minute.
Players to watch: Six of Mario Gómez’s (STU) seven Bundesliga goals this term came after half-time. Meanwhile, Sebastian Andersson’s last three goals were all Berlin’s first of the game.
Stat attack: Stuttgart were trailing at half-time in 52.94% of their Bundesliga home games.
Three of Berlin’s four away league defeats this term came via a one-goal margin.
Four of Stuttgart’s last five home games featured three or more yellow cards.

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