Werder Bremen vs RB Leipzig
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 18 May 2019
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
Big win for Werder at Hoffenheim last weekend, which kept them alive in the fight for a top seven finish. With Bayern and RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal final, even the 7th spot in the Bundesliga table is good enough to earn a team a Europa League ticket. What Werder need, is, obviously, a win in this match, so as to reach 53 points. They also need Wolfsburg not to beat Augsburg at home (a draw would be enough for Werder), and last but not least, they need Hoffenheim not to beat Mainz away from home. It’s clear that Werder are no favorites to finish 7th, but… there is hope. Florian Kohfeldt should have Pavlenka, Freidl, Veljkovic, Moisander, Augustinsson, M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaassen, J. Eggestein, Kruse and Rashica in the starting lineup. Bargfrede and Bartels are out, injured. Gebre Selassie and Harnik were doubtful the day before the game. As for Claudio Pizarro, this may be his last game at Werder, as he is running out of contract, and, aged 40, his chances of renewing seem… not particularly favorable.
Unlike Werder, Leipzig have mostly their… pride to play for in this match. They sit third in the table, and will finish there no matter what happens this weekend. Be reminded, they have the DFB Pokal final next weekend, in Berlin, against Bayern, their chance to finish the season winning a title. They should start with Gulacsi, Klostermann, Konate, Orban, Halstenberg, Sabitzer, Adams, Kampl, Forsberg, Poulsen and Werner. Coach Ralf Rangnick is a… lucky man, as he has every single player at his disposal, no one is injured, no one is suspended.
Previous five matches:
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen 0-1
Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund 2-2
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Werder Bremen 4-1
Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich 2-3
Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen 1-0
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich 0-0
Mainz vs RB Leipzig 3-3
RB Leipzig vs Freiburg 2-1
Hamburg vs RB Leipzig 1-3
Borussia Monchengladbach vs RB Leipzig 1-2
This is the last game of the season for Werder. Leipzig are facing Bayern next weekend in Berlin, in the DFB Pokal final.
Werder Bremen vs RB Leipzig: Head to head Stats
Werder have managed to earn four points the last two years at home against Leipzig, despite the fact that the visitors have… taken the Bundesliga by storm.
Werder Bremen vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Leipzig are given a slight advantage to win the game, but I prefer to focus on goals instead.
Werder Bremen vs RB Leipzig: Betting Tips
“Over 3.5 goals” is at 2.02, or 2.10, if combined with “both teams to score”.