Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund German Bundesliga Date: Saturday 21st January, 2017 Kick-off: 14:30/15:30 CET Venue: Weserstadion, Bremen.
A poor start to the season saw Werder Bremen go into the Christmas break sitting at 15th in the Bundesliga standings. It is just one place and 3 points clear-off the relegation play-off spot. Their main problems for the major part of the season so far has been a poor defense. They are the worst defense in the league with 34 goals conceded in 16 games. However, they had a good run of results in December and the defense look stable conceding just 4 goals in 4 matches. Bremen are unbeaten in their last 5 league games, with 2 wins and 3 draws.
Borussia Dortmund are already 12 points behind the league leaders Bayern Munich and occupy a 6th place in the Bundesliga table. They had an inconsistent first half to the season marred by injuries to key players. They went into the winter break with a 4 match unbeaten run, but the latest three are all draws. As they restart, their main goal-scorer Aubameyang is away at the AFCON and Ousmane Dembele is out injured. Now the major responsibilities lie with Marco Reus, but the likes of Andre Schurrle and Mario Gotze could come in handy.
Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head stats
Dortmund have won in the last three matches against Bremen which saw both teams scoring and above 3.5 goals. Moreover, there were no scarcity of goals in the recent meetings between these two sides as 7 of the last 8 matches has recorded a minimum of 3 goals.
Bremen has managed to beat Dortmund only once in the last 12 outings and lost a massive 10 games during the period. Even at the Weserstadion, Dortmund were victorious in 4 of their last 5 visits.
Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
The h2h stats are all pointing towards a Dortmund win here, but their away credentials this season raise some question marks. They have won just once in their last 6 Bundesliga away games, lost 2 and drawn 3. Bremen are a side under no pressure to deliver a result here. Moreover, they are will be confident after overseeing an unbeaten month in December.
An upset is on the cards here, we recommend to back the home side on a double chance to win or draw here. As seen in previous meetings between the two sides, both teams could score and over 2.5 goals is very much a possibility.
Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Bremen or Draw at 8/5 (2.60)
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80).