Struggling side Werder Bremen welcome Europa league hopefuls Wolfsburg to the Weserstadion this Sunday in what is expected to be a tough encounter for Wolfsburg.
The home side head into the tie having lost 3:0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt last time out. Before their recent loss, Florian kohfeldt’s side were on an impressive three-game unbeaten run that saw them leave bottom position. However, with their bid to beat the drop taking a hit last time out, Bremen will be looking to make a statement in this tie.
Wolfsburg meanwhile will be looking to get back to winning ways after their loss to, coincidentally, Eintracht Frankfurt last time out. The visitors currently occupy the last European spot and are level on points with Hoffenheim having taken 42 points from 29 games.
Oliver Glasner’s men will be looking to take all three points from this tie and perhaps strengthen their grip on the 6th spot as their closest neighbors Hoffenheim have a winnable game this weekend.
Nuri Sahin remains out with an injury while Claudio Pizzaro (muscle) and Omer Toprak (broken leg) are injury doubts for this tie. Kevin Mohwald and Niclas Fullkrug are both out for the season with ACL and knee injuries, respectively.
Oliver Glasner will be without Renato Steffen, and Wouter Weghorst—both serving one-game bans for picking up cards. This tie may come too soon for Ignacio Camacho, who is back in training, while Paulo Otavio and Joshua Guilavogui are out of the tie with ankle and knee injuries, respectively.
Head to Head
Bremen enjoy a superior head to head record in this tie, winning three of the last five between both sides (D2). The host ran out 3:2 winners in the reverse fixture.
Bremen last five matches in all competitions: LWDWL
Wolfsburg last five games in all competitions: LWLWL
Werder Bremen sit on 17th place with 25 points from 29 games. Their chance of beating the drop this season remains intact as they trail 15th placed Mainz by just three points. A win for them here can see them crawl out of the bottom two to the play-off position.
Heading into this tie, the hosts can take confidence that they have won their last four home league games against this weekend’s opponent.
However, the hosts are the lowest scoring side in the league this season with 30 goals across 29 games. They also re the lowest scoring side at home in the league this season, having scored only nine times in fourteen home matches.
At the other end, no team has conceded more goals than the 62 goals that Kohfeldt’s boys have conceded this season. Thirty-three of these goals have come at home with 34 scored after half time, making Bremen the worst second-half team in the league.
Wolfsburg meanwhile head into the game having won five of their last ten games in all competitions. They will be looking to record back to back wins for the first time since February.
Their record of five away matches without a loss (W4, D1) has helped propel them up the table. The visitors, however, seem to do better on the road, having picked up 24 points from away games against 18 as the home team.
Only four sides have conceded less away goals in the league this season.
Oliver Glasner’s side are one of the lowest scoring away sides in league with 17 goals in 15 away games. With this, the game looks set to be a low scoring encounter.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 37/40
Wolfsburg to win @ 1/1
Both Teams to Score/No @ 23/20