Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf / Bundesliga – Werder is better placed on the table because they are currently in the middle before this 14th round, while Fortuna is the last-ranked team in Bundesliga. However, Fortuna has won more points in the last few rounds, since they made one triumph in the previous four rounds, while Werder did not defeat anyone and they have won only one point in that same period. In the previous two games, both teams have recorded a draw and a defeat. Their last mutual duel was played in Bremen in 2012, when Werder celebrated with 2-1.
Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf begins 07.12.2018 at 20:30 CET
Werder’s crisis has been extended to five games without a victory, after which they have also lost in the last round on their field. However, their opponent was Bayern, so that defeat is not a surprise, considering that they previously have not been able to overcome some weaker opponents, like Mainz or Freiburg. Duel against the Bavarians was the third consecutive match that played with stronger rivals on their field and they have lost all of them. They were first defeated by Bayer Leverkusen, then Borussia M'gladbach, and then Bayern, but it must be said that they have scored at least one goal in all those matches.
They have managed to shake the net of their opponents in almost all of their matches, which is very commendable. In that duel with the Bavarians, their former player Gnabry has practically destroyed them, because he is the main culprit for that defeat with 2-1. Compared to their hosting in Freiburg, only Osako was given a chance instead of Harnik and he has scored a goal. But Moisander was suspended and Veljkovic got injured, so S.Langkamp and Friedl could be on the centre-back positions.
Probable lineups Werder Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, S.Langkamp, Friedl, Augustinsson – Sahin – M.Eggestein, Klaassen – J.Eggestein, Osako – M.Kruse
Fortuna’s results have not been so bad lately, but this team is still in the last place. Their series of six consecutive defeats is the main culprit for that and of course that only two good results could not fix all that. The first of these two good results was a home victory over Hertha with 4-1, but they have turned the odds in their favour in that match only when they were left with one player more on the field. This was followed by a great draw with Bayern in Munich, when they returned to the match, even though they were losing twice with two goals difference.
Still, those 3-3 were not a big motivation to win in the last round when they welcomed Mainz. Even though they played against a weaker rival, they were left without any goals scored, so that one goal received was enough for defeat. It must be said that they were still very dominant in that duel and that the opposing goalkeeper is the main culprit for defeat. Hennings has played at the top of the attack instead of Usama and that was the only change. Now, center-back Ayhan is ready and he could replace Bormuth.
Probable lineups Fortuna Dusseldorf: Rensing – Ayhan, Bodzek, M.Kaminski – J.Zimmer, Gieselmann – M.Zimmermann – Stoger, O.Fink – Lukebakio, Hennings
Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf PICK
Werder is in a negative series and they need a victory immediately, so this duel with the last ranked team on the table is an ideal opportunity for that. Fortuna has been playing a little better lately, but they have not defeated anyone as guests, which is why we expect their new defeat in Bremen.
Pick: Werder wins
Odds: 1.67 at bethard (down to 1.57 can be played)
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