Lowly Werder Bremen will be looking to pull off the insane upset when they host league-leading Bayern Munich is an affair that looks like a huge mismatch when they square off live from Weserstadion on Tuesday, June 16. With these two clubs having polar opposite 2020 campaigns, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this pairing so you can make your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
Bundesliga Bayern Vs Werder Bremen Match Preview
Why Bet On Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen might be sitting in 17th place in the 18-team Bundesliga standings, but they come into this contest off of one of their best performances of the season. Despite being limited to a pitiful 34 goals in 31 matches while allowing 67 defensively (-33), Bremen absolutely spanked last place Paderborn 5-1 despite being on the road at Benteler-Arena on Saturday.
The Green-Whites ended a two-game losing streak while improving to 2-2 over their last four and 3-2-1 over their last six games overall. Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen led the way to victory with his first Bundesliga double while Yuya Osako, Maximilian Eggestein and Niclas Fullkrug all added solo goals in the convincing win. Now, Werder Bremen are on level points with Fortuna Dusseldorf for the relegation playoff spot.
Attacking midfielder Milot Rashica leads the Green-Whites in scoring but has failed to get on the scoreboard for 1,259 minutes since last finding the back of the net in a 6-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Dec. 14. Goalie Jiri Pavlenka, meanwhile, sits third in the Bundesliga with 99 saves. He has registered four clean sheets in 30 appearances this season and allows a goal every 44 minutes of play. Werder Bremen is third in fewest goals scored this year (35), 13th in shots per game (12.4), ninth in ball possession (48.8%) and seventh in passing accuracy (78.5%).
Most likely line-up
- Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic, Moisander (c), Augustinsson – M. Eggestein, Vogt, Klaassen – Bittencourt, Sargent, Rashica
- Out: Möhwald (knee), Sahin (hip)
- Doubtful: –
- Coach: Florian Kohfeldt
Why Bet On Bayern
League-leading Bayern Munich has won 13 straight matches and moved within just a single victory for their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title after edging out top-four hopefuls Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 at Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Playing without the suspended duo of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, who lead the Reds in league goals and assists respectively, Bayern got a first-half strike by Joshua Zirkzee, and finished off their opponents with Leon Goretzka’s sixth goal of the season after Benjamin Pavarad’s own-goal gave Gladbach hope at the end of the first half.
Bayern has scored a league-high 92 goals while allowing 31 defensively (+61). Lewandowski has scored a league-leading 30 goals. Goalie Manuel Neuer is11th place with 79 shots stopped in 31 appearances this year. He has collected 13 clean sheets and gives up a goal every 90 minutes on average. Bayern Munich is first in shots per game (18.2) and leads the league in both ball possession (61.9%) and passing accuracy (87.0%).
Most likely line-up
- Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Gnabry, Müller, Coman – Lewandowski
- Out: Arp (knock), Tolisso (ankle), Thiago (groin)
- Doubtful: Coutinho (ankle), Mai (ankle), Martinez (stomach bug), Süle (match fitness)
- Coach: Hansi Flick
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Bayern Munich have not lost to Werder Bremen since the Green-Whites snatched a 5-2 victory in Bavaria in September 2008, going unbeaten against Die Werderaner for 26 encounters in all competitions (W23 D3). Not only that, but Bayern is also riding a massive winning streak into this affair and shows no signs of losing against anyone – least of all, one of the worst teams in the Bundesliga this season. I’m expecting a blowout in massive proportions and you should too.
Pick: Bayern 4 Bremen 1