Next Monday will be the 25. Matchday of the 2. German Bundesliga with the duel between Union Berlin and the 1. FC Nuremberg. The Hausherren want to be with a further victory in the ascent region, the same is for the opponent from the Frankenland currently no topic. The kick-off of the meeting is on 19 March at 20:15.
Union of Berlin
If there is a team that currently earns the title “Team of the Hour”, then it is certainly the FC Union Berlin. For the series of the team of former Schalke coach Jens Keller is likely to become the competition slowly but certainly uncanny. The main cities were started as a dangerous outsider in the ascent race, but now they can be found on a direct ascent, with 19 out of 21 points from seven backround games before the VFB Stuttgart at the top of the spring table. Lastly there were five victories for the cellar-protectors, only one time – the 0-0 against Dynamo Dresden – one had to be satisfied with a points division. A plus of the Union kickers is their tactical flexibility. Jens Keller seems to have vaccinated his team with different systems, they operate in the 4-2-2 or the 4-3-3 system and is equally successful with both games. In addition, in the previous backround have been conceded only four contenders, so no team of the league is currently more stable than the main cities. With eight wins, three draws and only one defeat one is also one of the best home teams ever. Only the first season’s duel with the 1. FC Nürnberg should not necessarily positive memories awaken. The 2-0 in the Frankenland was one of five games, in which Union was without its own goal. So far, the Berliners could not decide for themselves a single (!) Duel with Nuremberg.
After having failed in the pre-season in the relegation on the Bundesliga ascent, the dream of first-class 2016/2017 should be fulfilled. This is currently the Montagsgegner, while Nuremberg is in the middle of the table. The traditions club has also already undergone a change of coach in recent weeks. Michael Köllner followed Alois Schwartz and is now to lead the team back into calmer waters. His commitment, however, should be short-lived, he took the agendas rather interimistically. Köllner is currently struggling with a number of people ‘s homes. Before the match against the table spread, no fewer than seven squad players are injured or injured. Among them are key players such as Laszlo Sepsi, Tim Leibold or spring shooting star Sabiri. After all, they were a hugely important 1-0 win against Arminia Bielefeld last season. Before the game on Monday you can also hope for your own away balance. With already five victories in the foreigner the Franks are among the most successful teams of the 2. Bundesliga in this statistics. The victory against Bielefeld was, however, the first after three defeats in a row, in which the “club” also remained without own hit. The departure of top striker Guido Burgstaller, which is currently causing a sensation at Schalke, seems to be not yet compen- sible. The Defensivstatistik of the Nurembergers is clearly expandable with 38 opponents in 24 games. After all, Arminia were the first to concede without a goal in seven games. Hope is the fact that the FCN has been cheering at least twice in all the duels with Union Berlin. In seven matches against the capital cities, no less than 26 goals were scored.
It would be time for the first victory of the Berliners against Nuremberg. The current series also makes absolutely hope for this. Nevertheless, the victory against Bielefeld for the FCN could have come just in time. We reckon with a close encounter, but we did count on a full success of the house owners.
Prediction: Union Berlin win