Werder Bremen vs. RB Leipzig / Bundesliga – Leipzig has won ten more points and this duel is more important for them than for the host Werder. The team from Bremen almost overcame concerns about survival, because they before this round had nine points more than the position that leads in the playoffs. Leipzig, on the other hand, is fighting for European positions and they were severely injured at home in the last round, while they were on Thursday eliminated from Europa League and are surely tired. In the first part of the season Leipzig celebrated with 2-0 in their mutual duel. Begins: 15.04.2018. – 18:00 CET
In the last round, Werder has ended their positive series of five games without defeat because they lost to Hannover, but that did not affected them too much, since they had moved away from the relegation zone thanks to a mentioned series of four wins and one draw. They should not be totally relaxed because they have three difficult duels at home, all with teams that are fighting for European positions, including this match.
However, they were in good shape and did not play badly in Hannover, especially in the second half, however, two goals received in the first part have cost them to lose with 2-1. After winning with the same result over Eintracht on their field, Moisander was not able to play due to cards and Augustinsson for the injury, while Junuzovic started on the bench. Moisander is now back, and Junuzovic and Rashica will also jump in.
Probable lineups Werder Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Veljković, Moisander, Friedl – Bargfrede – M.Eggestein, Delaney – Rashica, Junuzovic – M.Kruse
Severe seven days are behind Leipzig, and all that has happened to them has surely shaken them. They had a series of seven games without defeat, and it seemed they could get in the semi-finals of Europa League after a victory over Marseille with 1-0, while they were in the positions that lead in the Champions League. But then they welcomed Bayer and lost with 4-1, though they took the lead in that match. It has spoiled their prospects of winning one of the first four positions, especially since Bayer was a direct competitor in that fight.
On Thursday they had a great time at Velodrome and also took the lead, which was a major advantage with the advantage from the first match, however, they have lost the lead again and eventually lost the match with 5-2. Nine received goals in two games clearly show that they have to improve a lot of things in their team, where coach Hasenhuttl makes constant changes, as well as in the rest of the team. He has surprised us all when he left Orban, Forsberg, Bernard and Ti. Werner on the bench against Marseille. Now he will make a series of changes to keep the freshness against the obviously tired team.
Probable lineups RB Leipzig: Gulacsi – Konate, Orban, Upamecano – Klostermann, Kampl, Demme, Bruma – Lookman, Ti.Werner – Y.Poulsen
Werder Bremen vs. RB Leipzig PICK
Werder has been quite relieved, but they are also in good shape and especially good at home, so they could even dominate in this duel with the tired Leipzig, which received goals easily, while they also shake the opponent's net regularly.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.70 at williamhill (down to 1.60 can be played)