Although national teams have been playing this week, this has not forced Bundesliga 1 to change their standard schedule. So the tour opens on Friday. And with a rather curious encounter: Union and Cologne will play in Berlin. The crucial encounter between the contenders for seventh place – who will win? The site experts have posted an individual prediction for this important match on April 1, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet betting.
Union (Berlin) slumped before the national team break
“The Iron Union have shown steady progress over the years. Entry into Bundesliga 1 is the first in their history (with the caveat: the capital club played during the GDR era, and quite successfully), and there, in two years, they managed to become a competitor in the European competitions. Yes, Urs Fischer’s charges have finished 7th in the 2020/2021 season, yes, they have played in the Conference League, and not very successfully – but who would have thought of that a couple of years ago? By the way, they managed to keep at the level of the previous championship in this one as well, but gradually the representative of Berlin lost the position. In the last 6 rounds it took 4 points, in the last 3 – even 1, at the expense of a draw with Stuttgart, which is fighting for survival.
Cologne, if not the biggest surprise of the season, were definitely a pleasant surprise
The Goats are 1 of the most popular teams in the country. That said, there hasn’t been much success in a long time. Except for a one-off promotion to the Europa League, but that too turned into relegation to the 2nd division. In 2021, relegation was also a distinct possibility, but they managed to avoid it: first they secured 16th place, then made it through to the knockout stages. Now, under the new mentor, Steffen Baumgart, it is possible to wage a different, more prestigious battle. After beating Bayer and drawing against Borussia Dortmund, Antoni Modeste (the experienced Frenchman has already scored a dozen and a half goals) and company meet April in 7th place. Given that the nearest neighbour “from above”, Hoffenheim, has 4 points more, the real task looks to hold on to that position.
Cologne have not lost to Union for 7 matches. True, there was a streak of five wins in a row. But it this season, the Goats were unable to continue it, being restricted to 2-2 at home.
Union can use the break to come to their senses. But, given the history of the relationship, we choose the option that the guests will not lose (odds – 1.63).