Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Union Berlin will look to build on a thrilling 2-1 win over Leipzig when they welcome Greuther Furth to their Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Friday evening. The capital club are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat the rock-bottom side on home soil. Timo Baumgartl is back from suspension, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Greuther Furth, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 17 points in their pocket. Since the visitors are officially relegated to 2. Bundesliga, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Both Baurer and Pululu are back from suspension, while all Nielsen, Christiansen, Meyerhofer, Seguin, and Kehr are out of contention with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Admir Mehmedi):
Born in FYR Macedonia, Admir Mehmedi moved to Switzerland with his parents at the age of 2, and no wonder he decided to represent the Rossocrociati at international level. The forward made a name for himself at FC Zurich, scoring 19 goals in 84 league outings to catch the eye of bigger clubs.
Mehmedi surprisingly opted to join Dynamo Kiev in January 2012, but he would soon leave war-torn Ukraine, signing a permanent deal with Bundesliga outfit Freiburg after impressing while on season-long loan. As Freiburg got relegated to the second division, the forward was given a chance to remain in the top flight by Bayer Leverkusen, and he grabbed it with both hands despite knowing that it would not be easy for him to secure regular playing time.
In spite of the lack of first team action at Bay Arena, Mehmedi remained a part of the Switzerland national team, mostly due to his versatility and being able to operate on either wing or as second striker. He has so far made over 40 outings for Nati, making four appearances and scoring one goal at the 2014 World Cup.