Werden Bremen vs Gladbach
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 10 November 2018
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro scored a consolation goal for Werder Bremen last weekend at Mainz, coming off the bench. They still lost, 2-1. A week earlier, the South American had done the same thing, scoring a consolation goal coming off the bench, in Werder’s… traumatic 2-6 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. It won’t be a surprise if this time he starts, even though chances are he won’t. Johannes Eggestein, the guy who provided the assist for Pizarro’s goal last weekend, is another one hoping to see more action this weekend, and so is Nuri Sahin, who didn’t play at all against Mainz, spending the whole game on the bench. Florian Kohfeldt is expected to have Pavlenka, Veljkovic, Bargfrede, Moisander, Gebre Selassie, M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaassen, Augustinsson, Osako and Kruse in the starting lineup. Bartels, Johannsson, Kapino, Käuper, and Letterer, all five, are out, injured. Werder finished last weekend 6th in the table, on 17 points from 10 matches. They have lost two in a row.
Gladbach were desperate to bounce back last weekend, after losing their last Bundesliga match at Freiburg, and getting humiliated at home by Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal (0-5!). Thy did bounce back, beating Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-0 scoring all three goals in the second half. Thorgan Hazard scored twice, the first (from the penalty spot) and the third one. Dieter Hecking should have Sommer, Lang, Ginter, Jantschke, Wendt, Neuhaus, Strobl, Hofmann, Stindl, Plea, and Hazard in the starting lineup. Center-back Elvedi, center-forward Villalba, and defensive midfielder Zakaria, are out, injured. Gladbach are second in the table, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Previous five matches:
Mainz vs Werden Bremen 2-1
Weiche Flensburg vs Werden Bremen 1-5
Werden Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen 2-6
Schalke vs Werden Bremen 0-2
Werden Bremen vs Wolfsburg 2-0
Gladbach vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-0
Gladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen 0-5
Freiburg vs Gladbach 3-1
Gladbach vs Mainz 4-0
Bayern Munich vs Gladbach 0-3
Werder’s next game is at Freiburg, in two weeks. Gladbach will be hosting Hannover after the international break (both Bundesliga matches).
Werden Bremen vs Gladbach: Head to head Stats
Just one win for Werder, three for Gladbach, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Bremen.
Werden Bremen vs Gladbach: Prediction
The hosts are considered slight favorites to win the game, but looking at home many goals both teams’ matches usually have, it may be making more sense to leave winners and losers aside, and bet on goals instead.
Werden Bremen vs Gladbach: Betting Tips
“Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score” is at 1.80. “Over 3.5 goals” is a bigger risk, which, though, pays a tempting 2.37.