Werder Bremen vs. FC Koln 6/27/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Werder Bremen 7-7-19, FC Koln 10-6-17
6/27/20 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (-225), Under 2.5 (+175)
Werder Bremen is welcoming FC Koln to Weserstadion in part of round 34 in German Bundesliga.
Werder still has a chance to stay in Bundesliga, but only if they win this game, and Fortuna losses their match. This was a terrible, terrible season for Werder Bremen, the one they will soon want to forget. Werder has scored only 36 goals so far this season while conceding massive 68 goals, an average of over 2 conceded goals per game. In their last Bundesliga game against Mainz, Werder was a slightly better team with 61% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. This was a game that Werder was not allowed to lose, but unfortunately, they did, 3-1. Rashica has scored 7 goals and added 6 assists for Werder this season, while Osako and Klaassen have both scored 6 goals. Klaassen also added 5 assists. Mohwald, Toprak, and Sahin are injured and they will not be playing in the last game of the season. I feel sad for Werder that they are in danger of being relegated, but someone must be, and Werder has done nothing to deserve to stay in Bundesliga more than Fortuna. Anything can happen in the last game, but we will see if Werder can pull a rabbit out of their hat.
Koln has been playing bad since before the break, and they haven’t won any of their last 9 games in Bundesliga, but thanks to their solid results from the first part of the season, Koln is 14th place with 36 points, and they will stay in Bundesliga next season as well. Offensively, Koln is having a fantastic season with 50 score goals, but as much as their offense was good, their defense was bad with 63 conceded goals. Cordoba is Koln’s leading goal scorer with 13 goals, while Kainz added 6 assists. Risse and Terodde are both injured. In their last Bundesliga game against Eintracht at home, Koln was the weaker team with only 38% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 68% of the correct passes. Koln was leading at the half-time, but Eintracht was able to tie the game and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. I think Koln is also one of the teams that are happy to end the season, but they are also happy that they will be staying in Bundesliga next season, which was their main goal for the season. All in all, a solid performance from Koln, and if only they were a bit more focused on the defensive end, the result would have been so much better.
Werder has been dominant against Koln at home, and they must win this match if they want to at least have a chance to stay in Bundesliga. I will take a leap of faith here and I will side with Werder in this matchup.