Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen took advantage of easier schedule to make it back-to-back league wins and keep ground on RB Leipzig in the battle for the top-four finish. Die Werkself now sit 6th in the league ladder and are just four points short of the Bulls in fourth. Can they pick up third successive win on Sunday afternoon when in-form Werder Breemn come to visit BayArena?
The visitors struggled badly in the first half of the season, but they look to be a completely different team in 2019. Die Werderaner are still without a defeat this year. On top of staying unbeaten in eight subsequent league matches, they eliminated the likes of Borussia Dortmund from DFB Pokal in early-February.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-head
Werder Bremen were more successful historically, but it’s Die Werkself who have dominated this match-up in the most recent history.
Bayer Leverkusen won three and drew one of past four ties against Die Werderaner.
The streak includes a demolishing 2-6 victory for Die Werkself when they visited Weserstadion in late-October last year.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
Both teams produced goals with ease of late and we should be in for a spectacular high-scoring affair when they come across each other. The hosts bagged five in last two league games against Freiburg and Hannover. Kevin Volland and Kai Havertz were the main catalysts for their rise in form and we expect them to be main figures here against Bremen as well.
Florian Kohfeldt also has a deadly line-up of attackers led by Milot Rashica, Max Kruse and Martin Harnik who were all on target in last weekend’s 4-2 win over Schalke 04. Bremen can still get involved in the battle for European competitions as they sit just six points away from 6th-placed Bayer Leverkusen at the moment.
Since seven of last eight of Werder’s affairs in all competitions saw goals scored at both ends, we have to back the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS pick at 1.72 odds here.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.72 (8/11)
Kevin Volland to score anytime @ 2.30 (13/10).