Werder Bremen hosts Eintracht Frankfurt at the Weserstadion on Wednesday afternoon.
These are two sides that are battling to keep their place in the top flight. Both are coming off key road wins in their last assignments and each is looking to pick up another three points to keep them away from relegation. The game will be aired live via FS2 at 2:30 pm ET.
Werder Bremen enter their 29th match of the season in 17th place with a total of 25 points. After playing well in their last three assignments, Werder Bremen is now just three points behind Mainz for safety. If they win this game by a considerable margin, they could top Mainz by virtue of goal difference.
On the other hand, Frankfurt is in 12th place with 32 points. They are currently five points clear of the relegation playoff position, so they still need to pick up the victories to ensure they remain in the top flight next season.
Werder Bremen hit the road and faced a struggling Schalke team and came away with three points in their most recent outing. The only goal of the match came in the 33rd minute courtesy of Leonardo Bittencourt and it was all that Werder Bremen needed to pick up its second road win in their last three outings.
Werder Bremen controlled 58% of possession time. Although Schalke had more attempts on goal at 12-6, Werder Bremen had the edge in shots on target at 2-1 and they were awarded a total of 8 corner kicks against Schalke’s four corner kicks.
With the win, Werder Bremen improved its record to 6 wins, 7 draws, and 15 losses. They have a total of 25 points and are in 17th place in the Bundesliga table. They are just two points behind 16th placer Fortuna Dusseldorf who currently occupy the relegation playoff spot as of this writing.
Milot Raschica leads Werder Bremen with a total of seven goals and five assists while Davy Klaassen and Bittencourt each have four goals scored this term with Klaassen adding four assists to his credit. Jiri Pavlenka is conceding 2.04 goals per 90 minutes and he has produced 4 clean slates in 27 Bundesliga appearances.
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Eintracht Frankfurt also went on the road last weekend and they emerged with a surprising win over sixth-placed Wolfsburg. Andre Silva converted off a penalty in the first half while Daichi Kamada delivered the winning goal in the 85th minute as Eintracht Frankfurt earned a well-deserved 2-1 win.
Wolfsburg controlled 52% of possession time and they also had more attempts on goal at 19 vs 7 for Eintracht Frankfurt. The latter also had one less corner kick and one less shot on target but Kamada’s dramatic goal ended Eintracht’s winless run and moved them clear of danger.
With the win, Eintracht now has a total of 32 points in 28 games played. They are in 12th place in the current Bundesliga table with 9 wins, 5 draws, and 14 defeats. Adi Hutter’s squad found themselves in danger of falling in the relegation battle before Tuesday. But after drawing with Freiburg and winning over Wolfsburg, they are now five points over the drop zone.
Martin Hinteregger leads the team with a total of eight goals on the season. Gonzalo Paciencia and Silva each have seven goals and a combined five assists. Filip Kostic leads Eintracht Frankfurt with a total of nine assists on the season while Sebastian Rode has three helpers and two goals scored.
Since 2006, these two clubs have met in a total of 27 matches. Frankfurt has a slight advantage in their head to head meeting at 11-7-9. These two clubs played to a 2-2 draw during their first encounter of the 2020 Bundesliga season.
This is an interesting match between the worst road team in the worst home team in the top flight. Werder Bremen has a 1-3-9 record at home and they have managed to pick up just six points at their home stadium. On the other hand, Frankfurt is the worst road squad in the Bundesliga with a record of 3-1-10 away from home and 10 points earned from those matches.
For Werder Bremen, defender Ömer Toprak remains injured but Milos Veljkovic is available after suspension. Midfielder Kevin Möhwald and strikers Niclas Füllkrug and Claudio Pizarro will not see action here due to injuries. As for Frankfurt, Right back Erik Durm, central defender Marco Russ, and striker Gonçalo Paciência are battling injuries. Meanwhile, defender Stefan Ilsanker is suspended.
I will have to pick Werder Bremen on the road here. The side looked good against a struggling Schalke team. Frankfurt also picked up a win over Wolfsburg but they are neither heading to the Europa League nor falling in danger of relegation, hence they may be just playing the string.
On the other hand, Werder Bremen got a big break as Bayern Munich dispatched of Fortuna Dusseldorf and a victory here would push Werder Bremen past Fortuna Dusseldorf in the relegation playoff spot. With an opportunity to fight for their playoff life instead of being automatically relegated, I think they will be more motivated to win. Werder Bremen has more to play here and as underdogs, I like their betting value here. I’m picking the home side to pick up the three points here.
Prediction: Werder Bremen (+171)
Alternate Bet – Both Teams to Score
- YES (-170)
- NO (+140)
Werder Bremen has allowed two or more goals in nine out of their last 12 matches across all competition. The total has gone over 2.5 goals in 16 out of Werder Bremen’s last 21 games played at Weserstadion. On the other hand, both teams have scored in 13 out of the last 17 away matches played by Eintracht Frankfurt. Frankfurt has conceded 1+ goals in their last 17 Bundesliga away matches.
Prediction: Both Teams to Score (-170)