Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen – Weser-Stadion at 18:00 live at BT Sport
Bayer Leverkusen were seconds away from a shock home defeat against lowly Hannover at their BayArena base before Karim Bellarabi came off the bench to score a late leveler last weekend. It was Bellarabi’s first goal since August 2017 and saw Die Werkself avoid a fifth Bundesliga loss from eight outings.
Head coach Heiko Herrlich is now under intense pressure to keep his position. The Bayer boss said his side’s profligacy in front of goal was punished post-match – Wendell had a penalty saved, whilst Julian Brandt scuffed a gilt-edged opportunity – but in truth, Leverkusen were far from their thrilling best.
Die Werkself have endued a tough opening schedule – losing to Dortmund, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Monchengladbach – but the manner of their performances are starting to grate on supporters. Sunday’s visitors have W2-D2-L4 in domestic matters, shipping two goals or more on five occasions.
Leverkusen are giving up 1.16 Expected Goals from open play per-game, and only four Bundesliga teams have faced more attempts from inside the penalty area. However, Bayer – normally so electric and exciting in possession – have struggled to create clear-cut chances with confidence sapped in the camp.
Back Bremen with the draw onside
So I’m surprised to see in-form Werder Bremen trading at a handsome price and delighted to be able to support Die Werderaner in the Asian Handicap market off a scratch 0 start at 1.72. Working in the same manner as the Draw No Bet market, we’ll see our stake returned should the game end all-square.
Die Grun-Weisen suffered a surprise defeat at Stuttgart in late September but that’s the third-placed team’s only reverse in 2018/19, with boss Florian Kohfeldt guiding his group to five victories already, scoring at least twice on each occasion, including last weekend’s 2-0 success at Schalke.
Maximillian Eggestein scored both goals as Bremen consolidated their place inside the early Champions League qualification berths. Kevin Mohwald came close to adding a third and Werder’s rise up the standings has come alongside a series of positive performances, particularly at their famous Weserstadion home.
The hosts remain unbeaten at the Weserstadion under Kohfeldt (W8-D8-L0) and with Leverkusen failing to win in 13/21 (62%) away Bundesliga trips under Herrlich, it’s easy to find strong evidence to support Bremen on Sunday afternoon.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Werder Bremen DNB at 1.720
Preview by: @MarkOHaire.
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