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Werder Bremen host guests Bayer Leverkusen at Weserstadion in the Bundesliga 1 game on Saturday.
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Werder Bremen will be hoping for a better result following the 1-2 DFB-Pokal loss in their previous game against RB Leipzig.
In that game, Werder Bremen had 34% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Werder Bremen was Leonardo Bittencourt (105'). RB Leipzig got 28 shots at goal with 7 on target. Hee-Chan Hwang (93') and Emil Forsberg (121') scored for RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig ran out winners in extra time.
It’s not been often in recent games that Werder Bremen have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Werder have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 14 goals during that time.
Looking at their past form shows that Werder Bremen:
- have not beaten Bayer Leverkusen in their last 3 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Bayer Leverkusen go into this clash after a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 win in the defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt in their previous match.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen had 51% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, goals were scored by Leon Bailey (70'), Lucas Alario (80') and Kerem Demirbay (91'). On the other side, Eintracht Frankfurt had 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. André Silva (90') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
During their 6 latest matches, Hannes Wolf's Bayer Leverkusen have seen their goal attempts be successful 8 times thus earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Looking at their past form shows that Bayer Leverkusen:
- have not been beaten by Werder Bremen in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 05/05/2018 shows that Werder Bremen have won 1 of them & Bayer Leverkusen 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 09/01/2021 when it finished Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Werder Bremen.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen managed 73% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Patrik Schick (70').
At the other end, Werder Bremen got 2 shots at goal with 1 on target. Ömer Toprak (52') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Benjamin Cortus.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Luca Plogmann (Patella rupture), Marco Friedl (Pelvis contusion), Nick Woltemade (Ruptured lateral collateral ligament) and Milot Rashica (Adductor problems) won’t be playing for Bremen manager Florian Kohfeldt.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Due to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Bayer Leverkusen boss Hannes Wolf doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
Here is a game where Werder Bremen will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this Bayer Leverkusen outfit who we think will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore seeing a narrow 0-1 advantage for Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the 90.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weserstadion (42,100)
Captain: Niklas Moisander
Chairman: Marco Bode
Manager: Florian Kohfeldt
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 14
⭐ Key Player: Niklas Füllkrug
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Niklas Füllkrug was born in Hannover, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 16 appearances.