Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Weserstadion (Bremen).
Hoffenheim made it six straight games without a victory across competitions on Saturday when they shared spoils to second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach in a goalless draw at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena. It was a shocking result for most betting experts who predicted goals in the clash between two attackingly-minded outfits there.
Die Kraichgauer dropped down to sixth in the league ladder after such winless thread. They are five points shy of top-four spots with just two games left to play before the winter break. However, they could narrow the gap behind RB Leipzig in fourth place with a victory over Werder Bremen on Wednesday at Weserstadion given the Bulls are to play defending champions Bayern Munich at the same time at Allianz Arena.
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
The head to head record does not suggest a pleasant evening for the visiting fans, though.
Die Werderaner dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won 11, drew 8 and lost 3 of 22 encounters with Die Kraichgauer.
Hoffenheim managed to leave Weserstadion victorious just once in 12 meetings with Werder Bremen (six wins for Die Werderaner and five draws in remaining 11 games).
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Bremen enjoyed a string kick off to the new Bundesliga campaign under Florian Kohfeldt, but their form has seen somewhat of a drop in recent weeks. They won one, drew one and lost four of past six league affairs. The negative thread was caused by the lack of meticulousness at the back as each of last eight of Werder’s fixtures in all competitions saw goals scored at both ends.
It was just the case on Saturday evening when Kohfeldt’s troops conceded two early goals to lose 2-1 to leaders Borussia Dortmund away at Signal-Iduna-Park. Nevertheless, Werder did show a promising overall display against in-form table-toppers at the weekend.
Given Hoffenheim are winless in last six matches in all competitions and they won just 1 of 12 H2H games with Werder at Weserstadion, we have to see the value in backing the hosts not to lose at the 1.83 odds.
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Werder Bremen or Draw @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7).