Werder Bremen enters its “Monday Night Football” clash against Bayer Leverkusen in a perilous position as the league resumes play. Werder currently sits 17th (of 18) in the Bundesliga, facing potential relegation to the second division if it doesn’t improve in the final stretch of the season.
Werder Bremen have the worst home record in the Bundesliga this season and have lost each of their last six home league games.
Bayer Leverkusen have won nine of their last 10 competitive matches.
Werder Bremen haven’t scored a league goal at home since November, failing to find the net in five consecutive matches since.
Bremen’s last two home league games both ended in 2-0 defeats.
Werder Bremen entered the enforced break in Bundesliga play in dreadful form, and they will be hoping the lengthy absence has reset their negative mindset somewhat as they strive to escape the top flight relegation zone.
The north German club have won just one of their last 11 Bundesliga matches, losing on nine occasions and finding themselves four points adrift of the relegation playoff spot. They did manage a point prior to the shutdown of sport, but even that felt like defeat after they let their early 2-0 lead slip at Hertha Berlin.
Bayer Leverkusen’s season is going very differently. The visitors sit 5th in the Bundesliga table and are just eight points adrift of leaders and champions Bayern Munich. Not only that, but they entered lockdown in the midst of a sensation run of form.
They are unbeaten in 10 competitive games and have won nine of them, and their Bundesliga record – seven wins from their last nine games – is almost as impressive. Whether they can pick up where they left off remains to be seen, but they won’t get many better chances than against this Werder Bremen team.
Leverkusen’s away form is understandably a bit patchier but, with five wins from their last eight trips away, backing them to win against Werder Bremen is a good option.
Over 2.5 & Yes (Total Goals Both Teams To Score) @ 1.95