The Football Bet of the Day on Tuesday comes in the UEFA Champions League tie between Union Berlin and Braga.

Football Bet of the Day

  • Double Chance – Draw or Braga (vs Union Berlin) @ 9/10

Tuesday marks round two of this year’s Champions League group stages and we have focused our attention on the Group C encounter between Union Berlin and Sporting Braga.

Both teams are looking for their first points of the campaign, with the Bundesliga outfit losing 1-0 to Real Madrid in their opener. Braga were also up against it, and they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Italian champions Napoli.

Last month’s tie in the Spanish capital was Union Berlin’s first-ever Champions League tie, and they did not look overawed by the occasion.

Sadly for them, Jude Bellingham found a winner at the death and they had nothing to show for a solid performance.

After finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season, Union Berlin were hoping to compete on all fronts, but the signs suggest the extra commitment may be too much for them at this stage.

Urs Fischer’s side have lost their previous five matches in all competitions and they are now 11th after only gaining six points from their opening six games.

Die Eisernen have started to struggle in front of goal, too, scoring just one goal in their previous five games.

Fischer will be without Robin Knoche, Andras Schafer, Laurenz Dehl and Rani Khedira for Tuesday’s match, with the quartet still struggling with injury.

Braga coach Artur Jorge does not have the same issues, however, as he should be able to choose from nearly a full allocation of his players. Only Victor Gomez will miss out after he suffered an injury in Thursday’s 4-2 league success over Estrela.

While Union Berlin are struggling for goals, Braga duo Alvaro Djalo and Ricardo Horta are in fine form for the visitors. Djalo’s six goals in all competitions have helped their cause to no end, while Horta has netted five times.

Braga were close to securing a draw against Napoli in their first European fixture, only for Sikou Niakate to score late on for the Italian champions.

The two teams locked horns in the Europa League group stages last season and both sides recorded 1-0 wins on home soil.

However, Union Berlin look like they have regressed since then, while Braga look full of confidence in front of goal.

Jorge’s men have found the back of the net in 12 successive matches in all competitions and that should stand them in good stead.

After pushing Napoli all the way, Braga will have no fear when they travel to the German capital, and all signs point to them being able to leave with at least a share of the spoils.

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