Union Berlin will look to take care of business at home when they host visiting FC Schalke in their Bundesliga matchup at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Sunday. With both underachieving teams desperate for a win in this pairing, let’s find out where the best value lies so you can place your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
FC Schalke Vs Union Berlin Bundesliga Matchday 30
Why Bet On Union Berlin at +145
Union is sitting in 14th place in the 18-team Bundesliga standings with 31 points. Berlin has scored 34 goals and allowed 52 on the season (-18). Unfortunately, they’ve gone a dismal 0-1-4 over their last five matches and come into this pairing off a humbling 4-1 loss against Gladbach on Sunday. Sebastian Andersson got himself on the score sheet for his 12th goal of the season, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Union gave up a pair of goals to Marcus Thuram and solos goals to Florian Neuhaus and Alassane Plea in the loss. Union had possession for just 42 percent of the match while getting out-shot 15-12 in their latest defeat. Forward Sebastian Polter is suspended for this clash while winger Sheraldo Becker is injured. Akaki Gogia remains out but midfielder Robert Andrich is set to return after serving his one match suspension.
Why Bet On FC Schalke at +190
Schalke is sitting in 10th place in the standings with 37 points. Schalke has scored 34 goals on the season while allowing 46 defensively (-12). Schalke has lost four straight while going an uninspiring 0-6-4 over their last 10 matches. They come into this affair off a narrow 1-0 loss against Werder Bremen on Saturday that saw Leonardo Bittencourt score the game’s only goal. Schalke lost the possession battle 58-42 percent although they out-shot Werder 12-6 in the defeat. Central midfielder Suat Serdar is out for the season while Omar Mascarell is doubtful and Weston McKennie is suspended. Attacking midfielder Amine Harit is also suspended.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Schalke recorded a 2-1 win the last time these two met on Nov. 29 of last year, while going 4-4-6 SU and 6-6-2 ATS away from home this season. Conversely, Union has gone 6-2-6 SU and 6-6-2 ATS at home this season. Union Berlin has been limited to just two goals in their last 4 Bundesliga matches,
Schalke has scored just one goal in their last six Bundesliga away matches while being held to just three goals in their last 13 Bundesliga matches. With that said, I’m going to back Union Berlin as the slight favorite to get it done at home as they are simply the lesser of two evils in this matchup of uninspiring clubs!
Pick: Union 2 Schalke 1