Werder Bremen – B. Monchengladbach SOCCER PICKS
Werder Bremen and Borussia M’gladbach meet at Weserstadion, in a match for the 11th round of the Bundesliga. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 10-15-2017 , in a match for the Bundesliga that ended with the victory of Borussia M’gladbach by (0-2). L. Stindl (27 ‘) and J. Vestergaard (34’) scored the match goals for Borussia M’gladbach. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 5 th and 2 th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 9 th best team in home matches and the 11 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Bayer Leverkusen, by (2-6). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Mainz 05, by (2-1). Interestingly, this is a team that has had more positive results outside of its stadium, since it has won 10 points in away matches and only 8 at its stadium. In the last 5 home league matches Werder Bremen has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 8 points out of 15 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored regularly, as it has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 10 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
Werder Bremen enter this unmotivated game after a foreign snub, by 2-1, in the visit to the ground of Mainz. Werder Bremen is a team that likes to play in its own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise the opponent in quick exits for counterattack. It should be noted that the club of the house has some gaps, mainly in the air football, being that with that the team often compromises its results. The club of the house usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced pieces are Kainz, Kruse and Osako. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Jóhannsson, Bartels, Kauper, Zetterer and Kapino, to be injured.
After 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Freiburg, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Fortuna Düsseldorf, by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 5 points in away matches and 15 at their stadium, with 9 goals scored and 10 conceded at home, against 14 goals scored and 2 conceded at home. In the last 5 away league matches Borussia M’gladbach has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 15 possible. Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 8 of the last 10 matches for the Bundesliga, of these 8 came to the break in advantage in 3 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90s ‘in 6.
Borussia M’gladbach enter this game motivated after a home win, 3-0, at the reception to Dusseldorf: Hazard and Hofmann scored the goals of the victory. The foreign team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more leisurely and organized style of play. In this tactical drawing, the three responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Plea, Raffael and Hazard. The coach of Borussia M’gladbach will not be able to count on Villalba, Zakaria and Elvidi, for being injured.