Hannover vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: HDI-Arena (Hannover).
Neither Hannover nor Wwrder Bremen can be quite proud of the finish of 2018 as they head into their maiden Bundesliga action of the year on Saturday at HDI-Arena.
The hosts fell down into the danger area after claiming only two points from past six league affairs. They are four points shy of safety and will be desperate to bring the negative thread to an end here against mid-table Werder Bremen.
Interestingly, the board decided to trust manager Andre Breitenreiter in spite of such a dreadful run of results in December. His main issues are connected to the lack of creativity in the final third..
The team does not have a talisman who would score 10+ goals in the season. None of their players managed to find the back of the net on more than three occasions so far in the campaign.
Remember, we are looking at Matchday No 18 clashes and Hannover scored just two goals in past five league games and they notched no more than seven in eight matches at HDI-Arena this term.
Hannover vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks against Hannover.
Werder Bremen were the dominant force with 32 wins, 14 draws and 13 losses in 59 encounters with the Reds.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they took on each other at the start of the campaign at Weserstadion.
Hannover vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
Werder won only one of past five league matches and they fell down to 10th in the league ladder as a consequence. Nevertheless, we have to say Die Werderaner had a very complicated schedule in December. They played the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim, Fortuna Dusseldorf and RB Leipzig in the previous month.
The record of 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats thus does not look as horrific as it would have with a different schedule. Werder have a nice chance to get their league campaign up and running again with a victory against the out-of-form relegation strugglers away at HDI-Arena.
Hannover vs Werder Bremen: Bet Tips
Werder Bremen to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
HT/FT Werder Bremen/Werder Bremen @ 3.75 (11/4).