Union Berlin vs FeyenoordUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 20:00 Nov 4, 2021, Olympiastadion Berlin
Union Berlin will be looking to breathe some life into their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign when they host Feyenoord in a Group E fixture. Both teams have shown plenty of attacking quality this season and should serve up a thrilling contest on Thursday.
Sitting bottom of Group E in the Conference League after claiming just one win from three matches, Union Berlin will be desperate to spark some life into their campaign. They have found things difficult lately and were beaten 3-1 by Feyenoord in their previous fixture in the competition.
Urs Fischer’s men looked bright at the start of the season and will be keen to recapture that form. Despite losing 5-2 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last Saturday, they remain solid at home and are unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches in front of their fans.
Led by striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who has scored in his last two Conference League matches, Union Berlin have impressed going forward this season. Their open style means they are often left exposed at the back and have conceded six goals in just three matches in the competition.
Feyenoord were in fine form in their reverse fixture against Union Berlin and eased to a 3-1 victory. They raced to a 2-0 lead through Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Bryan Linssen before Luis Sinisterra added the third in the second half.
Prior to that win, Feyenoord were looking slightly off colour, but that result appears to have sparked a resurgence. Arne Slot’s men have won their last two matches and travel to Berlin off the back of a 1-0 victory over Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie.
Feyenoord have shown similar attacking qualities with Union Berlin with Bryan Linssen and Guus Til particularly impressive this season. However, like their hosts, they often struggle defensively and have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
The reverse fixture was the first ever meeting between Union Berlin and Feyenoord.
Players to watch
Taiwo Awoniyi is the leading scorer for Union Berlin this season and has scored in his last two Conference League matches. The striker is priced at 13/10 with Vbet to score anytime.
Striker Bryan Linssen was on target in the reverse fixture and could be tipped to score anytime at 19/10 with Vbet. Guus Til also carries a major goal threat from midfield and could also be considered in the same market at 5/2 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in the last meeting between Union Berlin and Feyenoord and a similar outcome is priced at 2/1 by BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 5/6 Sporting Index.
Both teams had first half goals in the reverse fixture and a repeat could be on the cards at 10/3 with William Hill.
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