Leipzig vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
Werder will finish the year with another very tough fixture on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Leipzig to take on the 4th-placed Bulls on Matchday No 17. The visitors played the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim in a well-congested December schedule. Die Werderaner dropped down to 9th place in the league ladder after taking one point from these three outings.
They drew 1-1 to Hoffenheim in a clash between two evenly-matched opponents on Wednesday. Die Kraichgauer took the lead at the half hour mark through Leonardo Bittencourt, but right-back Theodor Gebre Selassie brought Werder back on terms 12 minutes into the second half. Florian Kohfeldt’s men are now looking at a very complicated task as Leipzig are impeccable on their own patch this season. The Bulls won six and drew two of eight league outings at Red Bull Arena with a marvellous goal difference of 21-4 in the process.
Leipzig vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-head
Leipzig were also impeccable in three head to head games against Die Werderaner at Red Bull Arena.
The Bulls won each of three home ties with Werder with a 7-2 goal difference along.
Leipzig claimed four points from two H2H games against Die Werderaner in the previous term of Bundesliga.
Leipzig vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
Ralf Rangnick can generally be satisfied with his team’s form coming into this clash. Leipzig had no troubles storming past Mainz 4-1 at home last weekend. Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner bagged a brace apiece on the occasion.
The Bulls then held in-form reigning champions Bayern Munich to a goalless draw all up until seven minutes from time when Franck Ribery’s effort ended into the back of the net to make the difference between the two sides.
With Leipzig’s impressive home form and a fine overall display on Wednesday at Allianz Arena, we can hardly go past the home win pick at the 1.50 odds here.
Leipzig vs Werder Bremen: Bet Tips
Leipzig to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Leipzig to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).