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Stuttgart vs Union Berlin
Stuttgart vs Union Berlin - Both teams to score - odds 1.89 - CampeonBet
The Bundesliga relegation/promotion playoffs will kick off on Thursday to determine the final place in the 2019/20 season of Bundesliga. It has been a very disappointing season for Stuttgart, ending the campaign seven points clear of the automatic drop zone. Last season they finished just outside the Europa League spots.
Nico Willig is the third manager after both Tayfur Korkut and Markus Weinzierl was sacked earlier in the season. For him and Stuttgart, it is the final chance to save another season in the Bundesliga. The interim coach Nico Willig was appointed in April and has guided them to two wins and one draw in their final four games of the season. This newfound confidence boosts their chances of succeeding in the playoffs because it's a very important time for Stuttgart to be in good form.
Union Berlin are also in good form, two wins, and one draw in their final four games of the season, but of course, the Bundesliga 2 is not at the same level as the Bundesliga. Union Berlin was just one goal away from reaching direct promotion and I think the problem will be to overcome the disappointment of securing the second spot and direct promotion.
Since the playoff was re-introduced to determine the final promotion/relegation position between the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, the top flight team has retained their status on eight out of 10 occasions.
All things considered, we think the confidence boost that Nico Willig has brought to Stuttgart should be enough to guide them to a first-leg victory at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. However, the visitors have some good talented players like Sebastian Andersson. He is the Union Berlins most dangerous player with 12 goals and six assists in the Bundesliga 2.
I think the price of Stuttgart win is too short, but I think there should be good opportunities for both teams to score in the first leg.