Four our Union Berlin vs. Union Saint-Gilloise prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.
Bundesliga high-flyers Union Berlin face Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League last season on Thursday.
Union Berlin reached the last 16 of the Europa League by finishing 2nd in Group D, a group containing, coincidentally, this week's opponents in addition to Sporting Braga and Malmo.
In the play-off round Union claimed a huge scalp by beating Dutch champions Ajax 3-1 on aggregate, with the Eredivisie side coming down from the Champions League after finishing 3rd in their group.
Union do, though, enter this game slightly out of form having won one, drawn three and lost one of their last five matches in all competitions, the most recent of which was a -0- draw at home to FC Koln.
They've struggled immensely in front of goal of late having scored just three times int heir last five matches, with all three goals coming in one game against Ajax.
Having played Union Saint-Gilloise twice in the group stage we already know how evenly matched these two sides are with both games finishing 1-0 to the away side. This gamer will almost certainly be equally competitive with any winner likely only coming out on top by a single goal.
Union Saint-Gilloise reached the last 16 of the Europa League by finishing top of Group D, a group containing Union Berlin, Sporting Braga and Malmo.
The Belgian side have had a strong campaign this time out as they currently sit 2nd in the Belgian Pro League table.
In terms of form they've actually dipped off considerably of late, however, having won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five matches in all competitions.
They are coming off the back of a much-needed win, though, having beaten AS Eupen 2-1 in their most recent match so they'll be hoping they've turned a corner here.
Their away form is fairly unconvincing here having won one, drawn two and lost two of their last five matches away from home so they're likely in for a tough night here.
Union Berlin are extremely tough to break down and while they have their struggles in front of goal they generally only need one goal to win games like this. Expect Union Saint-Gilloise to put up a fight but considering the shape they're currently in a win feels unlikely.
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