FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen
German Bundesliga, Round 33.
Date: Saturday, 7-May-2016
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT.
FC Cologne and Werder Bremen will battle it out at Rhein Energie Stadion on Saturday 07 May 2016.
Cologne are currently unbeaten in last 4 of their last 5 games, with wins against Mainz 05 and Darmstadt, 2 draws and a defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. Cologne are having an unconvincing form at home, they have had series of defeat before winning their last home game, they have lost 4 of their last 6 games at home.
Werder Bremen are still in struggle to avoid the drop, they in the 5th position with 34 points a point above the drop zone. They will be coming into this game on the back of huge 6:2 victories against Stuttgart at home last week. They have lost 3 of their last 6 games, they have won 2 and drew 1. Also they have a poor defensive rating they have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 5 matches.
Werder Bremen are also having a poor away form, they have lost 5 of their last 6 away games.
FC Cologne: Team News
Mathias Lehmann is on suspension and will miss the game while Lukas Klunter and Mergim Mavraj are injured and return dates are not yet known.
FC Cologne: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Horn – Mladenovic, Heintz, March, Sörensen – Hector, Vogt – Gerhardt, Osako, Risse – Modeste.
Werder Bremen: Team News
Sambou Yatabare has joined Werde Bremen’s injury list to make it 6 injured players, while Garcia, Selassie and Wieldwald stands a risk of suspension if they receive any card in the game.
Werder Bremen: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Wieldwald – Garcia, Djiloodji, Vestergaard, Gebre Selassie – Fritz, Grillitsch – Bartels, Junuzovic, Oztunali – Pizarro.
FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen: Head-To-Head stats
Both teams have had equal share of the games between them, wining 33 games each in their 86 meetings and the remaining 20 games have gone to draw.
Cologne have won just 1 of their last six meetings, lost 2 and drew 3.
Cologne are strong at home against Werder Bremen, they have lost on 6 of the 42 games played at their home ground against Werder Bremen, they have won 26 and drew 10.
Cologne are unbeaten in their last 5 games at home against Werder Bremen.
FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
Werder Bremen are poor away having lost 5 of their last 6 away games, but this may not affect their game as Cologne are not in superb form. Werder Bremen seem to have a poor defence, they have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 5 matches. Focusing more on Werder Bremen, 9 of their last 10 games have seen at least 3 goals.
Best bet: Over 1.5 goals
Recommended bet: (FC cologne win ) (Over 2.5 goals).