Shalke 04 vs Werder Bremen 02/21/2015 Bundesliga Preview, Odds & Prediction
Werder Bremen vs Schalke 04
Saturday 21st February 2015 14:30(GMT)
The Line: Schalke 21/20 Draw 5/2 Werder Bremen 13/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: My german tv, Gol Tv, Bein Sports
One of the games of the day in the Bundesliga see's Schalke play host to the inform Werder Bremen. Bremen have turned things around of late winning their last five in all competitions and scoring plenty of goals in the process. Ex Chelsea striker Frank Di Santo has been the star man for Bremen this season scoring ten in fourteen appearances, the Argentine is finally delivering on the potential that seen Chelsea spend €4.5 million on a seventeen year old. Di Santo has been the key for Werder Bremen's solid form and has scored in three of their last four. With Kroos, Barthels and Selke also showing strong form this game should be an interesting one.
Schalke were beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid midweek in the Champions League but Roberto Di Mateo lost more than the game when star man Klaas Jan Huntelaar was forced off with what looked like a foot injury in the first half of the game. Subsequent reports states that it was just a bad bruise but it will be enough to rule him out of this weekends game. With his striking options already limited Di mateo will have to rely on Choupo Moting up top on his own. Schalke have been strong at home this season though losing just once this year at home and they have been very strong defensively of late.
I would like to take Werder Bremen to cause the upset here but I am going to take the safer play and take Werder Bremen +1 on the handicap. While it is always tough to take an away team in a spot like this I think the value dictates that this is the right play as Schalke played a tough energy sapping game midweek and will be without their top player. Bremen are in form and look likely to give Schalke a really tough game here on Saturday.