Bayer Leverkusen 8-4-2, Werder Bremen 3-5-6
1/9/21 9:30 am
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Bayer Leverkusen is hosting Werder Bremen at BayArena in round 15 in the German Bundesliga.
After losing to Bayern just before the Christmas break, Leverkusen wasn’t any better in their last Bundesliga game against Eintracht on the road. Leverkusen has had 66% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. Leverkusen got ahead in the 9th minute, but Eintracht got back into the game in the 22nd minute. In the 54th minute, Leverkusen has scored an own goal, and they ended up losing this match 2-1. With these two losses in a row, Leverkusen has dropped to third place with 28 points, but they are still only 5 points away from the top. Leverkusen has been great on both ends so far this season, and they will remain in the title race, at least for a little while. Alario is the leading goalscorer for Leverkusen with 8 goals, while Schick and Bailey added 4 goals each. Bailey also has 4 assists. The injury list is still quite long for Leverkusen, and Arias, Paulinho, Aranguiz, Palacios, Bender, Weiser, and Bellarabi are all on that list. I like Leverkusen, but I think they will need a few more offensive options to stay competitive in the long run.
Werder has started the season well, but they have been cold as of late, and they have lost 5 of their last 7 games. After two nice wins, one in Bundesliga and one in the DFB Pokal, Werder was hosting Union Berlin in their last game, and they lost. Werder has had 57% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 75% of the correct passes. Werder wasn’t great in this game, but they have created a few chances, and they should have scored a goal. Werder has lost this match 0-2. Fullkrug has scored 4 goals for Werder so far this season, while Bittencourt added 3 goals. Rashic, Erras, and Gross are all injured, and they will miss this game. Werder has barely stayed in Bundesliga after last season, and they are getting dangerously close to the relegation zone once again this season. Werder Bremen is now in 14th place with 14 points, 16 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals. There is not a lot of good things in Werder’s game, but I do believe they have enough quality to stay in Bundesliga without going through the relegation playoffs, but not while playing like this.
The trends are on Werder’s side in this matchup, but Leverkusen has been the better and more consistent team so far this season. Bremen’s away record this season is 2-3-2, and they haven’t lost to Leverkusen in their last 2 away games. With Bayern losing this weekend, Leverkusen will look to get back on the winning track, and closer to the top of the table.