Darmstadt vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, 1st October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion (Darmstadt).
Darmstadt are a side in desperate need of a win to put an end to their bad start to the 2016/17 Bundesliga season. They were beaten 1-0 by Augsburg away from home in the last round fixture which was their third defeat in 5 matches. While all the three defeats have come away from home, they remain unbeaten at home with a win and a draw.
Werder Bremen finally got their first win in the league after suffering defeats in each of their first four fixtures. They defeated Wolfsburg 2-1 on matchday 5, another big name in the league who are struggling on all fronts. The River Islanders have suffered two heavy defeats away from home to bigger clubs like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. But also fallen at home against relatively smaller sides like Augsburg and Mainz. They have already conceded 15 goals in total, more than any other side in the league at the moment.
Darmstadt vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-Head Stats
Darmstadt were unbeaten in the two Bundesliga meetings of 2015/16 season. The Lilies came from behind to win 2-1 in the corresponding fixture at home last season. While the away leg finished in a 2-2 draw.
Darmstadt vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
Darmstadt are a well-organized side, but their main worries lie in the goal scoring department. Sandro Wagner scored 3 goals against Bremen last season, but he has now left to play his trade with Hoffenheim. None of their new recruits have so far failed to fill the void left by Wagner and to summarize they lack any kind of quality in the attacking department.
Bremen on the other hand have scored in every match this season and will be very confident. They scored two quick goals within 5 minutes at the death to earn their first win of the season against Wolfsburg. They remain vulnerable at the back, but there is plenty of fire-power in the attack. They failed to defeat Darmstadt in the last two meetings and this time you can expect them to break the poor run.
Darmstadt vs Werder Bremen: Bet Tips
- Bremen to win at 2.30 (13/10)
- Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5).