Union Berlin – Slavia Prague Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 09.12.2021

⚽ Union Berlin – Slavia Prague Predictions

Union Berlin – Slavia Prague Tips and Odds. December 9, 21:00 Champions League.

Union Berlin – Slavia Prague Preview

  • It’s a winner takes all UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) matchup at Berlin’s Olympiastadion, as the Bundesliga’s high-flying Union Berlin play host to reigning Czech champions Slavia Prague. Sat third in Group E ahead of kick-off and after suffering a 3-1 reverse H2H loss, only a victory will do for Union who head into this showdown full of confidence after defeating RB Leipzig 2-1 at home over the weekend.
  • That made it three wins in four competitive outings for the ‘Iron Ones’ (L1) who will again have to show plenty of mettle here to win this crucial dogfight. That said, their performances have proved to be hit-and-miss so far in this competition (W2, L3) where they’ve struggled defensively in particular, conceding in the opening 20 minutes in all three of their losses!
  • Visiting Slavia will be licking their lips then as they look to reach the knockout stages of European competition for the third time in the last four seasons. Their UECL record (W2, D1, L2) remains indifferent, but as the visitors sit in second spot in Group E and a point above Union ahead of kick-off, any result other than defeat would see the Czech outfit qualify from the group.
  • Jindřich Trpišovský’s side have lost both of their away UECL group stage matches however, which will be a cause for concern. Similarly to their hosts, Slavia have also made slow starts in those clashes with all three of their away conceded goals coming before the 25th minute so there could be plenty of early action here in Berlin!
  • Players to watch: Union’s Taiwo Awoniyi is enjoying a breakout campaign as he’s netted 14 times in 23 competitive appearances, with four of those goals acting as match openers before the tenth minute. Jan Kuchta has netted 12 club goals this season, with Slavia remaining unbeaten across his 11 goalscoring appearances (W10, D1).
  • Hot stat: Union have averaged just 3.4 corners per UECL match this campaign – one of the competition’s lowest tallies.
Europa Conference League – Group Stage – Round 6
Union Berlin – Slavia Prague
Kick-off: December 9, 21:00
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36@Bwin

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