Werder Bremen could close the current gap on the top four, when they face off against Union Berlin this coming Saturday. Their current position in the Bundesliga standings naturally favours Union Berlin, but Werder Bremen won't be short on motivation.
Union Berlin approach round 34 as number four in the Bundesliga table with 59 points on their account so far. With 33 rounds behind them, Werder Bremen have amassed 36 points, placing them as number 12 in the standings.
Goals are flowing in Werder Bremen's matches at the moment as they both score and concede constantly. Both teams to score came up an incredible 11 times on the spin.
Union Berlin scored 15 goals, conceded 11 and fought their way to four clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Ahead of their upcoming Bundesliga match, Werder Bremen have an ample average of 1.6 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a tolerable 16 goals, while also conceding 20 times. That amounts to an average of two per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring zero times.
Union Berlin won the last two meetings against Werder Bremen, as they followed up a 3-1 win by beating their upcoming opponent by a 2-1 score.
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Prediction
Union Berlin Form
It is all or nothing with Union Berlin presently. They first went down 1-0 in an encounter with Augsburg, to which they replied by beating Freiburg4-2. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 4-2 against Hoffenheim. In their last six Bundesliga home matches, Union Berlin have three wins, while they've drawn three and remained without defeat. They scored ten and conceded three goals.
Werder Bremen Form
Werder Bremen came away from their previous three games with just one point, as they lost 1-2 against Bayern Munich. A 2-1 defeat against RB Leipzig followed, before a 1-1 draw with FC Koln. In their last six Bundesliga away matches, Werder Bremen failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn two and lost three, scoring 11 while also conceding 12 times.
Bookmakers have Union Berlin down as rather big favourites for the win, when Werder Bremen arrive at Alte Foersterei. While it might prove problematic, we still believe they will come through and deliver.
Union Berlin scored 30 goals and conceded 15 in their last 17 games against teams from the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. They collected 34 points and ten victories. Werder Bremen fought their way to one win and four points from their last 11 games against teams inside the top six. They were on target 12 times in these matches, but also let in 26 goals. Union Berlin are looking at a record of 17 wins, eight draws and eight defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Werder Bremen so far pulled off ten wins, six draws and 17 defeats in the Bundesliga.
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Stats
- Union Berlin have not lost the last 25 home matches in a row
- In 10 of the last 12 Union Berlin matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Union Berlin have not won 6 of the last 8 matches
- In 4 of the last 5 Union Berlin home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Union Berlin have scored in 5 of the last 6 home matches
- In the last 11 matches in a row Werder Bremen played, both teams scored
- Werder Bremen have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
- In 11 of the last 12 Werder Bremen matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Werder Bremen have conceded in the last 11 matches in a row
- In the last 6 away matches in a row Werder Bremen played, both teams scored
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Squads
Union Berlin Squad
Urs Fischer will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Werder Bremen from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season):
Frederik Roennow (0/28), Jakob Busk (0/0), Lennart Grill (0/5), Yannic Stein (0/0), Christopher Trimmel (0/24), Danilho Doekhi (5/24), Diogo Leite (0/27), Jerome Roussillon (0/19), Mathis Bruns (0/0), Niko Giesselmann (0/25), Paul Jaeckel (1/16), Robin Knoche (2/31), Timo Baumgartl (0/8), Aissa Laidouni (2/13), Aljoscha Kemlein (0/0), Andras Schafer (0/16), Janik Haberer (5/31), Josip Juranovic (2/11), Kevin Moehwald (0/0), Levin Mete Oztunali (0/2), Morten Thorsby (1/24), Paul Seguin (1/19), Rani Khedira (1/32), Jamie Leweling (1/16), Jordan Pefok (4/30), Kevin Behrens (8/32), Milos Pantovic (1/13), Sheraldo Becker (11/33), Sven Michel (3/20), Tim Maciejewski (0/0).
Werder Bremen Squad
Listed below is the full squad of Werder Bremen players that the manager Ole Werner will choose from for the upcoming game:
Eduardo Dos Santos Haesler (0/0), Jiri Pavlenka (0/32), Louis Lord (0/0), Michael Zetterer (0/2), Mio Backhaus (0/0), Amos Pieper (2/29), Anthony Jung (2/33), Christian Gross (1/26), Fabio Chiarodia (0/3), Felix Agu (0/3), Lee Buchanan (1/20), Marco Friedl (0/29), Milos Veljkovic (1/28), Mitchell Weiser (2/30), Niklas Stark (0/26), Dikeni Salifou (0/0), Ilia Gruev (0/30), Jean-Manuel Mbom (0/2), Jens Stage (3/32), Leonardo Bittencourt (3/24), Niklas Schmidt (3/23), Philipp Bargfrede (0/0), Romano Schmid (1/26), Eren Dinkci (0/16), Marvin Ducksch (12/33), Maximilian Philipp (1/17), Niclas Fuellkrug (16/27).
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Team News
At the time of writing, Union Berlin have three players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Morten Thorsby, Andras Schafer and Kevin Moehwald are all absent from the Union Berlin squad that faces Werder Bremen at Alte Foersterei.
Werder Bremen have four on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Union Berlin on Saturday.
Werder Bremen need to do without Lee Buchanan, Niclas Fuellkrug, Romano Schmid and Felix Agu, who are not fit enough to travel to Alte Foersterei.
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Lineups
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen H2H
Union Berlin won the last two meetings against Werder Bremen, as they followed up a 3-1 win by beating their upcoming opponent by a 2-1 score. A draw could be the way to go here, as this has been an equal pairing in their most recent meetings. Union Berlin won four of the previous seven matches, while Werder Bremen secured two wins from those seven matches. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 2/5.
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Results
In three of the previous five matches between Union Berlin and Werder Bremen both teams scored.
Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Betting Tips
Sheraldo Becker look like value in the goal scoring market with three strikes to his name in six Bundesliga matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Marvin Ducksch adds to his four Bundesliga goals come this coming Saturday.
Union Berlin claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing five and losing zero. Werder Bremen won three of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost five of these matches. Union Berlin have a justified hope of getting on the scoresheet at Alte Foersterei, since Werder Bremen only managed five clean sheets in their 10 most recent away matches. The hosts claimed two clean sheets in their last 10 matches on home soil.
Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the last five encounters between these two teams. Union Berlin managed an average of two goals, with Werder Bremen averaging 0.8 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet three times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in four of Union Berlin’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.4 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals came out in nine of the last 10 matches Werder Bremen played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals themselves during this run.