After being unable to score a single goal in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, it’s time for Eintracht Frankfurt to focus on finishing in the top four of the Bundesliga. Same for FC Union Berlin since the Iron Ones were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League by a very modest team. There’s only a five-point gap between the two in the standings, making this a must-watch for all soccer betting enthusiasts.
Union Berlin: Unbeaten at Home
Midweek, Union Berlin was humiliated by Union Saint-Gilloise, a team from the Belgian Pro League. After drawing 3-3 in the first leg of the UEL Round of 16, Berlin lost the second leg 3-0. Janik Haberer was sent off 10 minutes before the end of the game.
Luckily for Berlin, things have been much better regarding the Bundesliga. It currently sits in fourth place thanks to a 13-6-5 record. Seven of those victories were at home, where it is unbeaten after also drawing four times. Including last season, Union Berlin hasn’t lost in its last 17 home games.
That alone should be enough to justify it being the betting online favorite at +140, but there’s more. We’re talking about the second-best defensive unit in the league after conceding 28 goals in 24 games. Only Bayern Munich has conceded less, with 25.
Sheraldo Becker is the top scorer with only seven goals. Four other players have scored at least four goals. Any of them can tip the scales in the club’s favor.
Frankfurt: Time to Win on the Road
Like Union Berlin, Frankfurt was eliminated from a UEFA competition midweek. It lost 3-0 to Napoli in the second leg of the UCL Round of 16, losing 5-0 on aggregate. In other words, it never stood a chance.
In the Bundesliga, the Eagles have three straight matches without winning. Most recently, they drew 1-1 to Stuttgart at home. Nevertheless, they’ve struggled a lot more when playing on the road, where they own a 4-5-3 record. That includes not winning any of their last six matches.
Individually, Randal Kolo Muani is having a great season, and he’s the main reason you should consider including Frankfurt in your soccer picks. He has scored 11 goals and leads the league in assists with 10.
In addition, Jesper Lindstrom and Daichi Kamada have scored seven goals each.
Frankfurt’s online gambling odds for Sunday sit at +210.
Union Berlin vs Frankfurt Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 14
- Union Berlin Victories: 2 (16 goals)
- Frankfurt Victories: 8 (33 goals)
- Draws: 4
Frankfurt won the first meeting between the two 2-0 despite losing Randal Kolo Muani 20 minutes before the end of the game due to a red card. Mario Gotze scored the opener only 12 minutes into the match, while Jesper Lindstrom sealed the deal right before halftime.
The home side won 2-0 the last two times these met. Before that, both scored and the total went over 2½ goals in five straight meetings.
The total for Sunday’s contest is set at two goals, with the over offering a -130 price in the sportsbook.
Union Berlin vs Frankfurt Match Information
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin
- Union Berlin vs Frankfurt Live Stream: fubo.tv
Union Berlin vs Frankfurt Betting Lines
Union Berlin vs Frankfurt Predictions
Besides the fact that we’re talking about two well-balanced teams, let’s not forget that both had considerable physical wear in the middle of the week. Regarding numbers, despite being five points behind, Frankfurt has scored 10 more goals than Union Berlin. On the other hand, the Iron Ones have conceded six goals less. Therefore, you can truly expect a back-and-forth battle, which is why my advice is to wager on the draw, which according to the latest soccer lines, is offering a very good price.
The Union Berlin is listed at +140 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Union Berlin, you have a chance to win $140. The Frankfurt is +210, offering a chance to win $210 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Union Berlin a 41.67% chance to win, with Frankfurt at 32.26%.