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The Bundesliga 1 clash at Weserstadion on Saturday will see home side Werder Bremen playing against Bayer Leverkusen.
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Werder Bremen prepare for this match following on from a 2-2 Bundesliga 1 drawn match against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that game, Werder Bremen had 49% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Werder Bremen, the scorers were Marvin Ducksch (45') and Rafael Borré (50'). Eintracht Frankfurt had 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Ellyes Skhiri (65') and Hrvoje Smolčić (75') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Fixtures featuring Werder Bremen have proved to be lively encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 10 of these accredited to Werder Bremen.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Werder Bremen:
- have not beaten Bayer Leverkusen in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Bayer Leverkusen will go into this match following on from a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 win with the defeat of Union Berlin in their previous outing.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen managed 69% possession and 17 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the goalscorers were Álex Grimaldo (23'), Odilon Kossounou (57'), Jonathan Tah (73') and Nathan Tella (83'). On the other side, Union Berlin got 2 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The attacking players from Bayer Leverkusen have managed to bag an absolute glut of goals over their last six clashes (20 in all). That’s given them the enviable average of 3.33 goals scored per match over this period of time. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend will be maintained here in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Bayer Leverkusen:
- have not been beaten by Werder Bremen in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 26/10/2019 shows that Werder Bremen have won 0 of these and Bayer Leverkusen 2, with the tally of drawn results being 4.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 from Werder and 11 belonging to Leverkusen. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 24 on 12/03/2023 when it ended Werder Bremen 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen.
On that occasion, Werder Bremen had 54% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Marvin Ducksch (30') and Niklas Füllkrug (86').
Bayer Leverkusen had 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. Mitchel Bakker (34'), Jeremie Frimpong (56') and Adam Hložek (83') scored.
The match was refereed by Deniz Aytekin.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Leon Opitz (Ankle injury) and Naby Keïta (Ill) won’t be able to feature for Werder Bremen gaffer Ole Werner.
In our view, Werder will probably kick off with a 3-5-2 system, beginning the first half with Michael Zetterer, Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl, Anthony Jung, Mitchell Weiser, Romano Schmid, Jens Stage, Leonardo Bittencourt, Olivier Deman, Rafael Santos Borre and Marvin Ducksch.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
With a fully healthy group available to select from, the Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Leverkusen seem most likely to utilise a 3-4-2-1 formation, settling for Lukas Hradecky, Odilon Kossounou, Jonathan Tah, Edmond Tapsoba, Jeremie Frimpong, Alex Grimaldo, Exequiel Palacios, Granit Xhaka, Jonas Hofmann, Florian Wirtz and Victor Okoh Boniface.
We’re inclined to think that Werder Bremen have enough to put one past this Bayer Leverkusen team, although just one goal is unlikely to prevent defeat.
We are therefore anticipating both teams to score in a 1-2 winning margin for Bayer Leverkusen when the referee blows the final whistle. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weserstadion (42,100)
Captain: Marco Friedl
Chairman: Hubertus Hess-Grunewald
Manager: Ole Werner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 12
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