Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Weserstadion (Bremen).
Werder Bremen came in eight in the league last season and missed out on the final ticket to the Europa qualifiers by a narrow one-point margin. The squad were unbeaten for fourteen games in all competitions at the start of this year, which was finally brought to a halt by the league leaders themselves.
The hosts did end their campaign with a two game-winning run though and were able to pull off an emphatic 6-1 victory against Delmenhost in the DFB Pokal Cup last week.
Fortuna Dusseldorf finished two spots below Bremen in their previous campaign. The away side failed to keep up a consistent winning run of form throughout the season and ended with more defeats than wins in the bag.
Although Dusseldorf did secure the bragging rights in their previous clash, Bremen are likely to turn things around this week, especially with home advantage added to their arsenal.
Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other on five occasions.
- Three out of their all-time clashes have seen Bremen clinch the victory.
- Neither side have kept a clean sheet against each other.
- None of their previous meetings have been low scoring clashes.
Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Prediction
Bremen were a force to reckon with on home soil and subsequently failed to taste success not more than thrice in their previous campaign. Thirty-five of their fifty-eight goals from last season came from their ties at home, where they have admitted defeat just once since the start of this year.
Dusseldorf, on the other hand, were far from impressive in their trips on the road and managed to come out on top just four times from their seventeen outings. Moreover, the guests have never got the better of Bremen in their previous visits to this venue.
Considering that Dusseldorf are also without a win in their last three away games, it looks more than likely that the opening win and the three points will be secured by Werder Bremen at the last blast of the whistle.
There has certainly not been any dearth of goals in their previous head to head clashes. The teams have averaged a total of at least three goals on the scorecards in each of their previous five matchups against each other.
So expect nothing short of a high scoring fixture with both teams certain to contribute to the scoresheet.
Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf Betting tips
Full-time result: Werder Bremen @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).