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The Bundesliga 1 tie at Weserstadion on Saturday will see hosts Werder Bremen fighting it out with opponents Hertha Berlin.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Werder Bremen are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 DFB-Pokal victory versus FC Carl Zeiss Jena.
In that game, Werder Bremen managed 63% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Werder Bremen, the goals were scored by Josh Sargent (49') and Tahith Chong (88'). For their opponents, FC Carl Zeiss Jena got 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
In their last six games, Florian Kohfeldt's Werder Bremen have celebrated scoring a total of 11 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Eintracht Braunschweig in DFB-Pokal action, Hertha Berlin and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Hertha Berlin had 66% possession and 25 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Hertha Berlin, the scorers were Maximilian Mittelstädt (17' Own goal), Dodi Lukébakio (23', 83'), Matheus Cunha (29') and Peter Pekarík (65'). On the other side, Eintracht Braunschweig got 10 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Martin Kobylański (2', 44', 66') and Suleiman Abdullahi (73') scored for Eintracht Braunschweig.
Looking at their form, and Hertha Berlin have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 14 goals in total. At the back, Hertha have not been doing too well.
Head to head
There have been frequent draws between these two clubs. In their head to head meetings starting from 10/09/2017, the records show 5 of these. That’s a comparatively high 83 per cent of games finishing as draws.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Werder and 6 coming from Hertha. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 25 on 07/03/2020 when it ended Hertha Berlin 2-2 Werder Bremen.
In that match, Hertha Berlin had 48% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Niklas Stark (41') and Matheus Cunha (60').
On the other side, Werder Bremen had 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Josh Sargent (3') and Davy Klaassen (6') scored.
The referee was Guido Winkmann.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Ömer Toprak (Muscle Injury), Milot Rashica (Knee Problems) and Oscar Schönfelder (Fitness) will be missing for Bremen manager Florian Kohfeldt.
We think that Werder may well use a 4-3-3 system this time, handing starts to Jiri Pavlenka, Ludwig Augustinsson, Niklas Moisander, Milos Veljkovic, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Davy Klaassen, Patrick Erras, Maximilian Eggestein, Tahith Chong, Davie Selke and Josh Sargent.
Team News: Hertha Berlin
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from, Hertha Berlin boss Bruno Labbadia does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We believe Hertha seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Alexander Schwolow, Peter Pekarik, Jordan Torunarigha, Dedryck Boyata, Marvin Plattenhardt, Lucas Tousart, Vladimir Darida, Dodi Lukebakio, Matheus Cunha, Maximilian Mittelstädt and Krzysztof Piatek.
In our opinion, Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weserstadion (42,100)
Captain: Niklas Moisander
Chairman: Marco Bode
Manager: Florian Kohfeldt
Competitions: DFB-Pokal (First Round)