The Bundesliga has become so competitive that Bayern Munich isn’t in the first place, with only eight points between first and fifth place. FC Union Berlin is part of the race; that’s why it can’t afford to lose or draw against VfB Stuttgart. According to the latest soccer odds, it shouldn’t have too much trouble getting the three points, while Stuttgart could get out of the relegation zone with a victory, meaning it will go all-in right from the start.
Union Berlin: Back to Winning Column
After failing to win in four straight matches, Union Berlin finally returned to the winning column by defeating Frankfurt 2-0 on March 19, with Rani Khedira and Kevin Behrens as the scorers. Union Berlin lost possession but was extremely effective, finishing with only three shots on goal. Frankfurt finished with five.
Union Berlin has the second-best defensive unit in the league, conceding 28 goals in 25 games. Only Bayern Munich has conceded fewer goals, with 27.
As for the attacking unit, there are three players you should keep an eye on: Behrens, Sheraldo Becker and Janik Haberer. Each has scored at least five goals, meaning any of them can tip the scale toward the hosts.
Union Berlin is undefeated at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, thanks to an 8-4-0 record. Now you understand why the club is heavily favored in the soccer lines (+105). Plus, a victory could leave it within two points of first place. That’s all the motivation it needs.
Stuttgart: Winless Streak
Unlike Union Berlin, Stuttgart couldn’t put an end to its winless streak in the previous fixture. The Reds lost 1-0 to Wolfsburg on March 18 despite winning possession with 57% and finishing with 12 shots, three more than the Wolves.
Stuttgart regained some confidence by defeating Heidenheim 2-0 in a friendly match on Friday, but with all due respect, Union Berlin is way better than a club from Bundesliga 2.
Despite being in last place, Stuttgart has scored more goals than Schalke 04 and conceded fewer goals than eight other teams, meaning the talent is there; the club just needs more luck or better preparation. Thanks to the international break, it has had enough time to prepare for this game, for which it comes in as the soccer betting underdog at +305.
The problem for betting online fans is that Stuttgart hasn’t won a single road game. However, it is 0-2-3 in its last five, and all five losses were by just one goal.
Union Berlin vs Stuttgart Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 9
- Union Berlin Victories: 2 (11 goals)
- Stuttgart Victories: 1 (11 goals)
- Draws: 6
Union Berlin won the first meeting between the two thanks to Paul Jaeckel, who scored a sensational goal in the second half to finally tear down Stuttgart’s defensive wall. Six minutes later, Serhou Guirassy was sent off, which prevented the Reds from going all-in for the equalizer.
Regardless of scores and odds, Union Berlin has five straight matches without losing against the Reds but finished with a clean sheet once, meaning you can expect a good back-and-forth fight.
Union Berlin vs Stuttgart Match Information
- Match: Union Berlin vs Stuttgart
- Date: Saturday, April 1st
- Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Berlin
- Union Berlin vs Stuttgart Stream: fubo.tv
Union Berlin vs Stuttgart Betting Lines
Union Berlin vs Stuttgart Picks and Prediction
I have no doubt this will be a very entertaining match, but no room for a stunner here. Union Berlin remains unbeaten when playing at home, while Stuttgart is winless on the road. Union Berlin has scored at least two goals in seven of its last 10 matches at home. That’s why you can forget about the moneyline and include the home side’s total going over in your soccer picks. Lower risk, higher reward.
The Union Berlin is listed at +105 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Union Berlin, you can win $105. The Stuttgart are +305, offering a chance to win $305 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Union Berlin a 48.78% chance to win, with Stuttgart at 24.69%.