Pick Under 3
Sporting Braga and Union Berlin will meet each other in one of the most exciting games of Matchday No 2 in the whole UEFA Europa League program this Thursday.
Both teams got off to phenomenal starts in their respective domestic leagues. Braga are two points shy of Benfica at the top of the Primeira Liga standings with a fantastic record of five wins and one draw in the inaugural six rounds.
Union Berlin, on the other side, are shocking German Bundesliga leaders with four wins and two draws in the opening six Gameweeks.
It is worth noting that Union Berlin have already faced the likes of Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig (two of the strongest teams in the country alongside Borussia Dortmund) in these six opening affairs of the new campaign.
However, Urs Fischer’s men did not deliver the goods on the opening day of the UEFA Europa League, falling 0-1 at home to Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise.
The Swiss manager has clearly shifted the orientation towards defense of late since his men have played three consecutive low-scoring matches across competitions.
We did not see too many chances at all in Union Berlin’s mentioned loss to Union Saint-Gilloise seven days ago.
Fischer’s troops allowed just one goal in the last two Bundesliga outings despite facing Bayern Munich and FC Cologne in the process.
Braga, on the other side, opened their Europa League adventure in Group D with an easy 0-2 victory against Malmo on Swedish soil.