Werder Bremen have been in a positive trend lately. They have been unbeaten and had clean sheet in the past three games. Florian Kohfeldt’s men need to keep up their impressive form to keep themselves in the top flight of Bundesliga next season. However, their next outing will be tricky as they will be taking on Frankfurt which just revived and had their first win in four months last week. The pressure to win will be more on Bremen’s side as they are still in the relegation zone with only three points away from the rival on the fifteenth in the standing.
The teams’ previous matches
Bremen had another win against the hapless Schalke last weekend. It was another single goal by Leonard Bittencourt, who also scored a winning goal while visiting Freiburg two weeks ago. They seem to have found the proper formation as they could be dominant in the game as well despite only scoring one out of several great chances.
Frankfurt finally ended their misery of being winless for four months. The lady luck was on their side while travelling to Wolfsburg last weekend as they thumped the host 2-1. Fillip Kostic and Co were actually under pressure most of the time in the game but the wind of change came as the host’s hero in the midweek, Marin Pongracic tackled Andre Silva in the penalty box at the first half. The Portuguese international himself took the penalty and succeeded. At the second half, the home side equalised by Kevin Mbabu’s header. Yet, Frankfurt responded by Daichi Kamada’s goal after taking advantage of Bast Dost’s heading assist.
Florian Kohfeldt is likely to deploy 4-3-3 again with the transition to 4-3-1-2. He relies on Milos Rashica who play alongside Leonardo Bittencourt at the front to support David Selke, Yuya Osako or the American Josh Sargent.
On the other hand, Adolf Hutter have opted for 3-5-2 in the past two matches, with the transition 3-5-1-1, which worked well. Andre Silva will be the first choice at the front. Daichi Kamada will certainly be in the line up to accompany Silva as the second striker instead of Bast Dost, or as the playmaker behind Andre Silva and Bast Dost.
Players to watch
Bremen’s top performers who have been their key men lately are surely the crucial scorer in the last three games, Leonard Bittencourt, the goalie who has kept the team clean sheets, Jiri Pavlenka and the centre back Niklas Moisander.
In Frankfurt, the most notable figures in the team are the wing back Filip Kostic with four goals and nine assists, the Portuguese international Andre Silva who has scored seven goals so far and the Japanese international Daichi Kamada with two goals and two assists.
Bremen vs Frankfurt Prediction
It is a decisive match, especially for the home side. Davy Klaessen and Co have to maintain their impressive form to secure another win. Yet, Frankfurt definitely will not fall apart again after their victory last week. A draw seems to be the reasonable results for both.
The game is considered even. It can be seen by the odds for the host to win at 2.85. The draw result is at 3.50, whereas Adolf Hutter’s men’s are backed to win at 2.40.