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The Bundesliga 1 game at BayArena on Saturday will see home team Bayer Leverkusen playing against Werder Bremen.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Bayer Leverkusen will be wanting a better result here following a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen had 65% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the scorers were Nadiem Amiri (9') and Edmond Tapsoba (54' Own goal). Eintracht Frankfurt got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Amin Younes (22') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayer Leverkusen haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 17 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this game, of course.
Coming into this meeting, Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in the league by Werder Bremen in their previous 2 matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Union Berlin in Bundesliga 1 action, Werder Bremen will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Werder Bremen managed 57% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, 1. FC Union Berlin got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Sheraldo Becker (12') and Taiwo Awoniyi (28') scored for Union Berlin.
During their 6 most recent matches, Florian Kohfeldt's Werder Bremen have seen their goal attempts be successful 6 times, earning them the goals per game average of 1.
Coming into this meeting, Werder Bremen remain undefeated by Bayer Leverkusen when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 06/02/2018 shows that Bayer Leverkusen have won 3 of these and Werder Bremen 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 27 overall at an average of 4.5 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 26 on 18/05/2020 when it finished Werder Bremen 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen.
On that day, Werder Bremen managed 36% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. Their only player to score was Theodor Gebre Selassie (30').
Bayer Leverkusen had 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Kai Havertz (28', 33'), Mitchell Weiser (61') and Kerem Demirbay (78') scored.
The referee was Tobias Stieler.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Bremen boss Florian Kohfeldt has to currently contend with reduced team options. Nick Woltemade (Virus Infection), Patrick Erras (Problems with the hip flexor), Christian Groß (Calf Problems) and Milot Rashica (Hamstring Injury) will miss out on this game.
We envisage that Bayer Leverkusen should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Werder Bremen might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities but we can see them hitting back at some stage here, too.
Accordingly, we see a 3-1 margin for Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BayArena (30,810)
Captain: Charles Aránguiz
Chairman: Fernando Carro
Manager: Peter Bosz
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3, Europa League (Round of 32)
⭐ Key Man: Patrik Schick
Generally playing in the Striker position, Patrik Schick was born in Prague, Czech Republic. After having made a senior debut playing for Sparta Prague in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has got 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 10 appearances.