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Bayer Leverkusen play host to visiting team Werder Bremen at BayArena in the Bundesliga 1 tie on Saturday.
View all of the Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bayer Leverkusen head into this fixture following a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 drawn result versus Werder Bremen.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen had 52% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Werder Bremen got 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Over their last 6 fixtures, Gerardo Seoane's Bayer Leverkusen have netted 9 times - an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
Their prior results show that Bayer Leverkusen:
- are unbeaten in the league by Werder Bremen in their previous 4 games.
- have not beaten Werder Bremen in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Illustrating their partiality to eventful encounters, we’ve had goals 23 times in the prior six games in which Werder Bremen have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.83 goals per clash. Opposition teams have got 11 of this grand total. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Werder Bremen:
- are winless against Bayer Leverkusen when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been beaten by Bayer Leverkusen when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 28/10/2018 tells us that Bayer Leverkusen have won 2 of these and Werder Bremen 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 32 on 08/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Werder Bremen 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen.
On that day, Werder Bremen managed 38% possession and 12 shots at goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, Bayer Leverkusen got 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Markus Schmidt.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
The Bayer Leverkusen manager Gerardo Seoane doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
It’s our opinion that Leverkusen should go for a 4-2-3-1 system and select Lukas Hradecky, Odilon Kossounou, Jonathan Tah, Edmond Tapsoba, Piero Hincapie, Robert Andrich, Kerem Demirbay, Jeremie Frimpong, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Moussa Diaby and Patrik Schick.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen manager Ole Werner has not got a full squad to pick from. Dikeni Salifou (Pulled hamstring at the adductors), Jean Manuel Mbom (Achilles tendon rupture), Eren Dinkci (Fitness) and Leonardo Bittencourt (Strain) are not ready for selection.
It’s our belief that Werder seem likely to utilise a 3-1-4-2 formation by sending out Jiri Pavlenka, Amos Pieper, Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl, Christian Gross, Mitchell Weiser, Romano Schmid, Ilia Gruev, Anthony Jung, Niclas Fuellkrug and Marvin Ducksch.
Bayer Leverkusen will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the same time, Werder Bremen may well find it hard getting on the scoresheet although we do think it’s probable that they will be being dangerous at times.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BayArena (30,210)
Captain: Lukáš Hrádecký
Chairman: Fernando Carro
Manager: Gerardo Seoane
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17, Champions League (Group B)
⭐ Key Player: Kerem Demirbay
Regularly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Kerem Demirbay was born in Herten, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Borussia Dortmund II in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.