Schalke vs Werder Bremen
German DFB Pokal
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke finally managed to bring their losing streak to an end on Sunday when they dispatched fellow strugglers Hannover 0-1 on the road. They will thus head into DFB Pokal quarter-final against Werder Bremen with a significantly improved confidence knowing there are six points between them and 16th-placed Stuttgart (position which leads to the relegation play-offs at the end of the season).
Nevertheless, Die Konigsblauen will need much more than just a mere confidence when they come face to face with red-hot Werder side here. The visitors continued their superb attacking form on Saturday bagging three goals in an easy straightforward home win over Mainz. It was the third successive league victory for Die Werderaner who notched as many as ten goals in the process.
The mentioned thread began just with the 4-2 drubbing of Schalke at Weserstadion less than a month ago.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-head
Werder were in full control in the most recent set of head to head fixtures against Die Konigsblauen.
The visitors won four of past five meetings with Schalke.
Three or more goals were scored in seven of past eight head to head outings.
Die Werdenarer notched as many as eight goals in last three wins over Schalke.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
Interestingly, bookies favour Schalke to advance here. The current form, as well as teams’ quality, suggests another pleasant evening for Werder’s fans here. Schalke definitely lacked meticulousness at the back in recent weeks. They shipped ten goals in two Champions League fixtures against Manchester City.
They allowed eight goals in last three H2H ties against Die Werderaner, including four when teams locked horns four weeks ago at Weserstadion. You can back Bremen not to lose at 1.57 as a safer bet, while the visitors are 2.37 to notch two or more goals on the evening at VELTINS-Arena.
Schalke vs Werder Bremen: Bet Tips
Werder Bremen or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Werder Bremen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.37 (11/8).