TIP OF THE DAY: Stuttgart – Union Berlin: The Swabians are securing their place in the Champions League!

On Friday, of course, the betting options are somewhat weaker than they have been in the past few days, and this time we have prepared for you a match from the German Bundesliga, where Stuttgart will host Union Berlin at their home ground. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 20:30.

Stuttgart: The Swabians are shining this season, a Champions League spot is in sight!

First of all, it should be mentioned that last season Stuttgart was close to being relegated to a lower division, but the former German champions managed to secure their survival after winning the play-off against Hamburg, with the observation that Stuttgart played quite well in both matches and deservedly stayed in the top tier of German football. The primary goal at the start of this year’s Bundesliga edition was, of course, survival. However, it seems that even the biggest optimists could not have anticipated that the popular Swabians would play so well during the current season. At this moment, Sebastian Hoeneß’s team is in third place in the league, which at the end of the season grants direct qualification to the Champions League, something few would have hoped for.

Moreover, the team from the city of Mercedes currently has a seven-point lead over the fourth-placed Leipzig, making their qualification to Europe’s premier club competition increasingly likely. In their last five matches, the Swabians have not known defeat, achieving four wins and only one draw during this period, unexpectedly at their home stadium against Cologne, where it ended 1:1. In the previous round, the season’s biggest surprise played another very good match, this time in a challenging away game against Wolfsburg, ending with a 2:3 victory. The team’s best player, Girasi, was the double scorer, having scored a total of 20 goals so far, and it seems that he could have scored even more had this brilliant player not been sidelined for a long time due to injury.

Regardless, with him in the team, Stuttgart is considered a favorite for the third spot in the league, and it should not be forgotten that second-placed Bayern is only four points ahead, which is certainly not an insurmountable point difference, especially since the Bavarians have been having significant problems in the Bundesliga lately. At home, the former German champions have played twelve matches so far, recording nine victories, two draws, and only one loss, so looking at it this way, this team seems to be a big favorite in their upcoming duel against Union Berlin, which is just a shadow of the team from last season that, after impressive performances, managed to qualify for the Champions League.

Union Berlin: We expected much more from the Iron Ones!

Last season was phenomenal for Union Berlin, best illustrated by the fact that the team achieved a historic qualification for the Champions League. In the end, the team from the German capital finished in an impressive fourth place in the league, so the popular Iron Ones, just four years after their first-ever promotion to the Bundesliga, managed to qualify for Europe’s most prestigious club competition.

Regarding their Champions League journey, it’s worth mentioning that the German representative didn’t fare too well, finishing last in a group with Real Madrid, Napoli, and Braga. Not only did they fail to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League, but the Berlin team also didn’t manage to secure the third position for a continuation in the Europa League.

Nonetheless, none of Union Berlin’s fans were overly critical of their favorite team’s poor performance in the Champions League. However, it must be admitted that after last season, which was, again, phenomenal, no one could have guessed that the Iron Ones would face so many problems this time around.

Currently, the Berlin team is only in fourteenth place in the league, and it’s certain that Nenad Bjelica’s men won’t be seen in any European competitions next season, which was, of course, the primary goal this time as well. The only somewhat positive aspect is that Union Berlin has an eight-point lead over the relegation zone teams, so at least for now, their survival is not in question.

In their last five Bundesliga matches, the Iron Ones have achieved two victories, two draws, and just one loss, which occurred in the last round when Borussia Dortmund celebrated a win in Berlin, ending the match 0:2. Before that, this season’s German representative in the Champions League played several very good matches, and the man most responsible for this is Nenad Bjelica, who took over the hot seat of the Iron Ones at the end of November and managed to somewhat revive the team, which was in relegation positions in the first part of the season.

Our Betting Suggestions

This is a very important match for Stuttgart, who with a win would further distance themselves from their closest followers, and it seems that their qualification for Europe’s top club competition would no longer be in question. Additionally, considering that Union Berlin has been performing poorly in away games this season, we advise you to opt for a home win (fr 1), for which the bookmaker Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.50.

The popular Swabians usually “resolve” all their rivals at their home ground in the first half of the game, so for that reason, we advise you to try your luck with a htft 1-1 bet, which Mozzartbet pays with a fantastic odds of 2.25.

Finally, it seems likely that this duel between Stuttgart and Union Berlin will bring a lot of goals, so we advise you to try the over 3.5 goals bet, for which Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 2.75.

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