Union Berlin vs Union St. Gilloise prediction 08/09/2022

FC Union Berlin

FC Union Berlin

0 : 1

Union Saint-Gilloise

Union Saint-Gilloise

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  • Date: 08/09/2022
  • Competition: Europa League
  • KO: 18:45 CET
  • Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin)

The Europa League Group stages kick off on Thursday with a battle of the Unions as Union Berlin, and Union St. Gilloise meets at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

Sharing Group D alongside Malmo and Braga, this section should prove a competitive one with USG making their debut in the competition following a 2nd placed finish in the Belgian First Division A.

Union Berlin, also making their debut in the Europa League, finished 3rd in their Europa Conference League section last season, having made their return to European football following a 20-year absence. 

Union Berlin vs Union St. Gilloise Betting Tips - Union Berlin to win

A potentially intriguing contest between two improving sides, Union Berlin have an outstanding home record, having lost only 3 of their last 35 competitive home fixtures since January of last year. In the Bundesliga alone, Union have lost just 2 of their last 35 at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei against an opponent that has lost 3 of their last 4 away matches.

USG fell to a 3:2 aggregate defeat to Rangers in CL qualifying, despite boasting a 2:0 first leg advantage, and while they impressed in finishing 2nd in the Belgian championship, they have since lost a few key players and face a fight to repeat those remarkable performances of last season, having only been promoted from the Belgian Second Division in 2021. 

Ultimately, Union Berlin looks to be in great form and should be confident of picking up the three points here. Having scored a record-breaking 6:1 win away at Schalke, Union held Bundesliga champions Bayern to a draw in their most recent outing to leave them 4th in the league standings, unbeaten after 5 matches with 11 points collected.

Given their greater experience and hugely impressive form, we expect the Berlin-based side to pick up a Europa League debut victory against a USG side that has struggled on the road this season.

FC Union Berlin vs Union Saint-Gilloise Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Union Berlin

    0 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Europa League

  2. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 2

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Club Friendlies 1

FC Union Berlin

Union Berlin Team News

Swiss boss Urs Fischer has a virtually fully fit squad to choose from and is expected to name a similar line-up to that which held Bayern at the weekend.

However, Diogo Leite is still struggling with a chest injury and could again miss out. 

In-form Sheraldo Becker has scored 5 goals in his last 5 appearances having managed just 4 in 26 appearances last season.

Last matches of FC Union Berlin

  1. Eintracht Frankfurt

    2 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  2. FC Union Berlin

    2 : 0

    Wolfsburg

    Bundesliga

  3. Braga

    1 : 0

    FC Union Berlin

    Europa League

  4. FC Koln

    0 : 1

    FC Union Berlin

    Bundesliga

  5. FC Union Berlin

    0 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Europa League

FC Union Berlin lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Frederik Rønnow

Defenders

  • 3

    Paul Jaeckel

  • 31

    Robin Knoche

  • 5

    Danilho Doekhi

Midfielders

  • 28

    Christopher Trimmel

  • 24

    Genki Haraguchi

  • 8

    Rani Khedira

  • 19

    Janik Haberer

  • 23

    Niko Giesselmann

Forwards

  • 17

    Kevin Behrens

  • 27

    Sheraldo Becker

Union Saint-Gilloise

Union St.Gilloise Team News

USG have picked up their form in recent weeks with 3 wins in their last 4 matches however their away form suggests a tough night could be in store for Karel Geraerts' side.

The visitors are likely to deploy a counter-attacking 5-3- 2 system with Dante Vanzeir, and Victor Boniface set to lead the attack.

Last matches of Union Saint-Gilloise

  1. OH Leuven

    0 : 3

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  2. Eupen

    1 : 2

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Pro League

  3. Union Saint-Gilloise

    3 : 2

    Malmo FF

    Europa League

  4. Union Saint-Gilloise

    1 : 2

    Genk

    Pro League

  5. FC Union Berlin

    0 : 1

    Union Saint-Gilloise

    Europa League

Union Saint-Gilloise lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 49

    Anthony Moris

Defenders

  • 59

    Ismael Kandouss

  • 16

    Christian Burgess

  • 44

    Siebe Van Der Heyden

Midfielders

  • 2

    Bart Nieuwkoop

  • 20

    Senne Lynen

  • 4

    José Rodríguez

  • 10

    Teddy Teuma

  • 94

    Loic Lapoussin

Forwards

  • 13

    Dante Vanzeir

  • 7

    Victor Okoh Boniface

Key Facts Union Berlin vs Union St. Gilloise

  1. Union have won 5 of their last 7 home matches.
  2. USG have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches - USG conceded 10 goals in those 3 losses
  3. Union have lost just 3 of their last 35 competitive home fixtures
  4. USG are making their first appearance in the Group Stages of a European competition

Main prediction FC Union Berlin - Union Saint-Gilloise

FC Union Berlin to win

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49% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Union Berlin vs Union St.Gilloise - FAQ

? Union Berlin Player to Watch
Sheraldo Becker - The 27-year-old Surinamese forward has been in sparkling form with 5 goals in his first 5 appearances of the season. Becker also scored the opener with a crisp volley against Bayern last weekend.
? Union St. Gilloise Player to Watch
Dennis Eckert Ayensa - The 25-year-old German attacker has scored in his last 2appearances for US
? Where to Watch?
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