On Thursday night, Union Saint-Gilloise and Union Berlin go head-to-head in the last 16 of the Europa League as both teams look to win the tie by recording a second-leg victory.Union Saint-Gilloise form guide
The Belgian outfit goes into this game having won just two of their last seven games in all competitions. However, a 2-1 win at Genk last time out means that Union Saint-Gilloise are unbeaten in three games, having won twice and drawn once. Their recent unconvincing form has seen the home side drop five points behind league leaders Genk.
Saint-Gilloise has enjoyed a decent debut campaign in the Europa League, as they have suffered just one defeat in their seven matches in the competition. However, Thursday night’s opponents are the only team to have beaten the home side in the Europa League.
The Belgian team has won just one of their three home matches in this competition, with the Union defeat the only home defeat.Union Berlin form guide
Urs Fischer’s team has found wins difficult to come by of late, as Union has won just once in their last seven competitive matches. However, the visitors have also lost just once in their previous 13 outings, with the only defeat coming at reigning German champions Bayern Munich.
The visitors have a recent stellar record in the Europa League, as they are unbeaten in seven games, having recorded five wins in the run. Union are also unbeaten in three away games in the competition, having kept three clean sheets.Latest team news
The home team has no suspensions or reported injuries. Union Berlin are likely to be without midfielder Andras Schafer through injury, while Jerome Roussillon is also an injury doubt.What am I backing?
Both teams have not been at their best of late. I am backing Union Berlin to record a narrow victory in a low-scoring clash.