Stuttgart v Union Berlin Prediction & Betting Tips, 23rd May 201920th May 2019 / lee
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The battle for a top flight position in the Bundesliga next season is on. Stuttgart finished third from bottom in the top flight and will be defining their position. They will step out against Union Berlin who only just missed out on automatic promotion from Bundesliga 2 on goal difference. Can they pull off an upset? The second leg will be on May 27th. Read our Stuttgart v Union Berlin betting tips for more.
Stuttgart v Union Berlin Betting Odds*
Union Berlin 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from betvictor on may 20th, 2019 at 7:44 p.m.)
Stuttgart News and Form
Stuttgart finished third from bottom in the Bundesliga and have to fight for their top-flight status now in the playoffs. Of the seven wins that they did take in league action across the course of the season, six of them were on home soil. So that is some positive and they will be looking to build a big advantage in the first leg on home soil. Their overall home record for the Bundesliga season was W6 D4 L1. Stuttgart averaged 1.29 goals per home game which is nothing spectacular. They finished the campaign with the joint second-worst defensive record in the top flight.
Stuttgart won their final two home games of the season, beating Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg with clean sheets. Just going back to their defence, as bad as it was across the course of the season, they kept a clean sheet in three of their final four games of the season. It has been a difficult campaign all round and four of their six home wins were by a one-goal margin only. They were also losing at half time in 9 of their 17 home fixtures. They scored 68% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures, opening the scoring on home soil just five times.
Stuttgart v Union Berlin Head to Head
This will be just the third ever game between the two clubs
Their previous meetings were in the 2016/17 Bundesliga 2
Stuttgart are W1 D1 in their two previous games against Union Berlin
Both teams scored in those two previous meetings
Union Berlin News and Form
It was only goal difference that kept Union Berlin out of the automatic promotion places in the Bundesliga 2. They only managed a draw in their final fixture, and if they had won that, they would have booked a top-two finished. So it was a very narrow miss from them. Across the course of the season, they did struggle for wins away from home. They finished with a W3 D10 L4 record on their Bundesliga 2 travels. Two of those three wins happened out a teams who finished in the bottom three.
They have never been up to the top flight in the Bundesliga era. So this is huge for them. Out on their travels, they averaged 1.2 goals per game and collected a clean sheet in 24% of their road games. Three of their four away defeats for the season happened by just a one-goal margin. Union Berlin finished the season on a six-match scoring streak of form, scoring at least two goals in four of those six. The big positive for them is that they did finished the Bundesliga 2 campaign with the best defensive record. Can they rely on that to get them to the top flight?
Stuttgart v Union Berlin Tips & Odds
Who will win – Stuttgart v Union Berlin Predictions
There is no margin for errors and games like this are usually tight. Given that Stuttgart had have big problems on their travels, they will want to build up a good advantage from this first leg at home. Stuttgart to get the win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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