The fight to avoid relegation continues to be quite interesting after the return of the teams to the forefront of football and here that from 21:30, at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, Union Berlin faces the white-reds from Mainz.
Two bands that are above the red line, but which are in a rather critical situation in terms of current form.
The host of this match has impressed throughout this season with his performances enough to stay in 13th place in the Bundesliga.
30 points obtained for the team from the capital that unfortunately comes after two consecutive defeats with the return of German football.
The first game was lost at home against the champion Bayern, score 0-2, while the second had an even harder fate for Union, losing categorically against the city rival, Hertha, score 0-4.
Two matches in which Fischer’s team did not score any goals, having only 2 shots on goal in the two games.
Becker and Opfermann are absent from Union Berlin, who are still suffering from winter injuries.
The German Beierlorzer on the bench at Mainz has a definite mission: to avoid relegation, being necessary for the white-reds to remain in the Bundesliga for another season.
Unfortunately, the fans are worried according to the place in the ranking, occupying the 15th position with only 27 points, 3 away from the dam and another 6 from a direct relegation in the Bundesliga 2.
The return of Beierlorzer’s team after the decision to resume the championship was crowned with a single point away from Cologne, the white-reds managing to return from 0-2.
Unfortunately, the serious problems of the defense of the white-reds have been felt since then and this is how Mainz definitely loses against those from RB Leipzig, score 0-5, having only one shot on goal.
Only Zentner will be absent from this match due to a knee injury.
▪️The match of this season’s tour had an outcome for the guest team, Augsburg managing to prevail on Paderborn’s field, score 1-0.
⚽️Union Berlin vs Mainz likely teams
▪️Union Berlin (3-4-2-1): Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Hubner, Parensen – Reichel, Andrich, Promel, Trimmel – Ingvartsen, Bulter – Andersson
▪️Mainz (3-4-2-1): Women – St.Juste, Bruma, Niakhate – Caricol, Kunde Malong, Fernandes, Baku – Boetius, Quaison – Onisiwo
Football Prediction of the Day Union Berlin vs Mainz
I expect a show-match on An der Alten Forest in Berlin, even without spectators, because both Union and Mainz are teams with defensive problems, but which look good in attack, despite the latest results. Union Berlin comes after a 0-4 with Herha, Mainz after a 0-5 with Leipzig and it is clear that the two teams will not solve their defensive problems in 3 days.
That’s why I expect both the hosts and the guests to play offensively, each trying to score more than the opponent.
Union Berlin will play in a formula with 3 strikers, the preferences for the 3 positions being Andersson, Bulter and Ingvartsen.
Mainz answers with Onisiwo, Boetius and Quaison, so I am very confident that there will be goals from both sides and at least 3 successes in the end.
Bet Tips: GG and 3+