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Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips - Bremen battling relegation in the Bundesliga

Werder Bremen have lost their last 6 Bundesliga home matches
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Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Two teams going in opposite directions meet on Monday as Werder Bremen host Bayer Leverkusen. Werder Bremen are in poor form and battling relegation in the Bundesliga, can they turn things around at Weserstadion? 

Werder Bremen Form


Werder Bremen were on a terrible run of form before the break that saw them slip into the relegation zone. They have been horrendous at home, winning only one of their 11 matches at the Weserstadion this season where they have conceded 26 goals.

Florian Kohfeldt’s side lost 2-0 at home against Union Berlin, 3-0 at Leipzig and 2-0 at home against Borussia Dortmund. They were then knocked out of the German Cup following a 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Werder Bremen’s last match was a 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin. They were 2-0 up after six minutes through Josh Sargent and Davy Klaassen but were run down.

Werder Bremen have conceded 2+ goals in their last eight matches in all competitions. They have failed to score in their last five home matches in the Bundesliga. 

Werder Bremen News


Manager Florian Kohfeldt is under huge pressure to turn things around. He has been battling a huge injury list but goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka should return here.

Defender Ömer Toprak, midfielders Philipp Bargfrede and Kevin Möhwald should have also recovered. Striker Davie Selke is available but Niclas Füllkrug is out until late June.

Florian Kohfeldt
Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt is under huge pressure (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen Form


Bayer Leverkusen were in great form before the break, winning nine of their last 10 matches in all competitions to stay alive in three competitions. The Werkself won 3-1 at home against Union Berlin to reach the German Cup semifinals.

Peter Bosz’s side crushed Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 at home in the Bundesliga with Kai Havertz and Karim Bellarabi on target before a Paulinho brace. Their last match was a 3-1 win at Rangers in the UEFA Europa League.

Kai Havertz scored first again, Charles Aránguiz making it 2-0 with Leon Bailey coming off the bench to add a third. 

Bayer Leverkusen News


Centre back Sven Bender, midfielder Nadiem Amiri and forward Kevin Volland have all had time to recover from their respective injuries.

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz is the star player for Bayer Leverkusen (Getty Images)

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head


Werder Bremen have a 31-22 advantage against Bayer Leverkusen with 31 draws in 84 encounters. Bayer Leverkusen won 6-2 in Bremen last season before suffering a 3-1 home defeat.

The first match this season ended 2-2 in Leverkusen. Goals to Milot Rashica and Davy Klaassen gave Werder a 2-1 lead before Lucas Alario equalised for Leverkusen.

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Odds


Werder Bremen are $4.75 outsiders at home with Bayer Leverkusen priced at $1.75. A draw is listed at $3.80. 

Werder Bremen have seen BTTS & over 3.5 goals in four of their last five matches against Bayer Leverkusen. Over 3.5 goals is on my betslip at $2.65.

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Up


Werder Bremen’s defence has been a huge problem this season. Added to their troubles scoring goals, it’s no surprise they have slipped into the relegation zone.
Bayer Leverkusen won this fixture 6-2 last season and were scoring goals for fun before the break. They will be confident of controlling this match and getting another important win.

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats


  • Werder Bremen have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Werder Bremen have conceded 2+ goals in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Werder Bremen have lost their last 6 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Werder Bremen have failed to score in their last 5 home matches (Bundesliga).
  • Werder Bremen have seen BTTS & over 3.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Bayer Leverkusen (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen FAQ

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Where is Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at the Weserstadion in Bremen, Germany.

When is Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at 04:30 AEST on Tuesday 19 May 2020.

Verdict

Werder Bremen are under huge pressure with problems at both ends of the pitch. Bayer Leverkusen were flying high before the break and can keep rolling here.

Best Bet: Bayer Leverkusen Win Full Time Result @1.72 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @2.65 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Leverkusen Win 3-1 Correct Score @13.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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