Werder Bremen vs. VfL Wolfsburg / Bundesliga – Werder and Wolfsburg have played five games in the second half of the season, and it is interesting that their results are virtually identical. It can also be said they are identically bad, although they have made two wins, but both were eliminated from the Cup and are in the bottom of the table. It is a little easier for Wofsburg, which is above the relegation zone and has four points above Werder, which is on the very edge of that zone. In the first part of the season, the match of these rivals in Wolfsburg ended with a score of 1-1. Begins: 11.02.2018. – 18:00 CET
The standings on the table are bad for Werder, but the results are still satisfactory, since they have only lost to Bayern four times in the championship. They lost on Tuesday to Bayer in the Cup in Leverkusen, although they at the opening of the match had a 2-0 lead. Later they received two goals, endured till extra time when they fell again and thus the story in the Cup ended. They certainly regret because of the aforementioned leadership, however, championship is a lot more important and they can now devote to struggle for survival.
An important victory was made in the last round in a difficult match with Schalke and after they received a goal, they turned the result in their favour. Coach Kohfeldt made three changes for the Cup match and Gondorf, Rashice and Belfodil was not in the team. Kainz, Junuzovic and Johannsson jumped in a very offensive formation that also brought two goals advantage. There could now be two changes, with the return of Bargfrede and Gondorf.
Probable lineups Werder Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Veljković, Moisander, Augustinsson – Bargfrede – M.Eggestein, Delaney, Junuzovic, Gondorf – M.Kruse
Wolfsburg cannot regret that they were eliminated from the Cup, because they received goal early against Schalke but they were unable to respond and after a minimal defeat were eliminated from the competition, so they could now dedicate their attention to the championship and try to avoid stressful ending in the struggle for survival. In the last round they missed the opportunity to win important points in duel with their direct competitor Stuttgart and ended with 1-1. Previously, they scored points in Hannover, however, there is no continuity and that is the biggest problem for the “Wolves”.
Coach Schmidt has expectedly made some changes in the Cup, and S.Jung was on the right-back, and Gerhardt was in midfield and their last reinforcement Mehmedi played in midfield. In addition to elimination, the problem is that their left-back Tisserand fot injured in Gelsenkirchen, which will not be able to play now, so William jumos instead, while Verhaegh returns on the right-back. Gerhardt is also injured, so their winter reinforcement Steffen will play again.
Probable lineups VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – Verhaegh, Bruma, Knoche, William – Arnold, Guilavogui – Steffen, Malli, Mehmedi – Origi
Werder Bremen vs. VfL Wolfsburg PICK
Werder is even closer to winning in this game because it seems they are in the good mood lately, though the results are still not good. Wolfsburg oscillates and one can never know with them, so even in Bremen they can score some goals. Werder is not overly efficient, but they should be able to score against their opponent.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.83 at 10bet (down to 1.73 can be played)