Werder Bremen 2-1-1, 1899 Hoffenheim 2-0-2
10/25/20 1 pm
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Werder is hosting 1899 Hoffenheim at Weserstadion in round 5 in the German Bundesliga.
Werder has been in great form as of late, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games while winning 3 of their last 4 games. With 7 points, 6 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Werder is in 7th place in the standings, and this season already looks much better than the last one when Werder stayed in Bundesliga through the relegation playoffs. In their last Bundesliga game against Freiburg on the road, Werder has had only 38% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Werder conceded a goal in the 15th minute, but just 10 minutes later, Werder has tied the score from the penalty spot. The final score of this game was 1-1. Fullkrug is the leading goalscorer for Werder with 4 goals. Augustinsson has added 2 assists for Werder so far this season. Erras, Selke, and Augustinsson are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. As I’ve mentioned earlier, Werder has a terrible last season, but they are in good form now, and they are far away from the relegation zone, at least for now.
Hoffenheim is on a 2-game losing streak in Bundesliga, but they have won their Europa League match against Crvena Zvezda earlier this week. With 6 points, 8 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Hoffenheim is in 8th place in the Bundesliga standings. Kramaric is the leading goalscorer for Hoffenheim with 6 goals so far this season, but he is still in quarantine because of the Coronavirus. Kaderabek and Adamas are also in quarantine. Hubner, Stafylidis, and Bicakcic are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. In their most recent Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund at home, Hoffenheim has had 45% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Hoffenheim hasn’t created a lot of good chances in this game, and they were missing their star striker in Kramaric, but Hoffenheim was defending well, which is the only reason why Hoffenheim lost this game only 0-1. Despite all the injuries, Hoffenheim is playing well, but this dense schedule could be a problem for them, and I think Hoffenheim will need to sacrifice either Bundesliga or the Europa League. I think Hoffenheim has the quality to end up in the Europa League spot in Bundesliga, and as long as they can stay somewhat healthy, Hoffenheim will not have any problem advancing past the group stage in the Europa League.
The trends are on Werder’s side in this matchup, and they are in a slightly better form. Hoffenheim is playing a lot of games over the next week, and they have a few injuries which will reduce their depth. Taking everything into consideration, I will give this a shot with Werder at home.