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Hamburg are the guests at Weserstadion on Saturday for the Bundesliga 2 showdown with home side Werder Bremen.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Werder Bremen v Hamburg, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Werder Bremen fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-3 Bundesliga 2 triumph against Ingolstadt.
In that game, Werder Bremen managed 64% possession and 21 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Werder Bremen, the goals were scored by Mitchell Weiser (42') and Marvin Ducksch (48'). For their opponents, FC Ingolstadt 04 got 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Nico Antonitsch (24' Own goal) was the scorer for Ingolstadt.
Over their prior six games, Markus Anfang's Werder Bremen have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 10 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.67.
Coming into this fixture, Werder Bremen have not been beaten in the league by Hamburg in their last 4 matches.
Hamburg head into the clash after a 2-1 Bundesliga 2 win in the defeat of SV Sandhausen in their last outing.
In that match, Hamburg managed 74% possession and 24 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. For Hamburg, the goalscorers were David Kinsombi (74') and Moritz Heyer (96'). At the other end, SV Sandhausen got 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Janik Bachmann (87') was the scorer for SV Sandhausen.
The stats don’t lie, and Hamburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals overall. Defensively, Hamburg have clearly had some problems. We will find out if that trend can be continued on here.
Looking at their past form shows that Hamburg:
- haven't beaten Werder Bremen when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 28/11/2015, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Werder Bremen winning 2 of those games, Hamburg 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined total of 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 for Werder and 8 netted by Hamburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 24 on 24/02/2018 when it ended Werder Bremen 1-0 Hamburg.
In that match, Werder Bremen managed 64% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
For their opponents, Hamburg got 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Rick van Drongelen (86' Own goal) was the scorer.
The referee was Felix Zwayer.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Felix Agu (Muscle Injury), Ömer Toprak (Calf Problems), Oscar Schönfelder (Muscle Injury) and Leonardo Bittencourt (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be able to feature for Werder Bremen gaffer Markus Anfang.
Team News: Hamburg
Hamburg manager Tim Walter has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Josha Vagnoman (torn tendon), Tom Mickel (Acromioclavicular Separation) and Stephan Ambrosius (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
Our feeling is that Hamburg and Werder Bremen could both find themselves scoring on more than one occasion in a potential goal-fest with little between the two teams.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 2-2 score draw after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weserstadion (42,100)
Captain: Ömer Toprak
Chairman: Marco Bode
Manager: Markus Anfang
Competitions: Bundesliga 2 position 3
⭐ Key Player: Marvin Ducksch
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Marvin Ducksch was born in Dortmund, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Borussia Dortmund II in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this 2. Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.