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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 May 2019


StarTimes to show Union Berlin & Stuttgart Bundesliga qualifier live

Pay per view television, StarTimes will telecast live the second leg of the Bundesliga Official playoff between Union Berlin and Stuttgart at 18:30 GMT on Monday evening.

One team is fighting for survival, while the other has gotten themselves a rare shot at the top division.

Stuttgart finished 16th in the Bundesliga table, while Berlin finished third in the lower league.

As such, the two-legged tie between these teams will decide where each will spend the next one year of their football business.

The first leg of the tie saw Stuttgart wasting away their home advantage with a 2-2 draw.

The hosts had drawn first blood in the 42nd minute, but Berlin brought parity mere 60 seconds later.

Once again the hosts took lead in the 51st minute, only for the guests to equalize quarter of an hour later.

Berlin surely has the momentum as they passed first leg of this tie, on the road, with flying colours. Despite Stuttgart taking the lead twice, Berlin managed to equalize on both occasions.

Importantly, Stuttgart has been a mess on the road all season. They are winless in their last 11 away ties, and lost nine of them as well. They conceded two or more goals in 13 of their last 16 road trips, and let in three or more in six of their last eight.

On top of that, the team has managed just four goals from their last 11 matches away from home.

On the other hand, Berlin was unbeaten in 18 of their last 20 home ties, and scored two or more goals in 15 of their last 20 such games. They also kept clean sheets in nine of their last fourteen appearances at home.