Yes! Bundesliga is back this weekend and we are all excited about it. Sadly, the games will be behind closed doors but we are still fighting against this virus and we have to stay safe. The most exciting match of this Bundesliga’s return will be the derby between Dortmund and Schalke, but I found good value in the last game of the round: Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen next Monday.
Two months have passed since the league stopped due to the coronavirus and we can’t really know for sure how things could change or not regarding the teams’ current shape and form. What we know for sure is that the local team, Werder Bremen, was a total disaster this season. The team has a record of only 4 victories and 6 draws in their 24 rounds, with a sum of 14 losses. They are placed second to last – 17th position – with only 18 points. The defensive side is very poor and they received 55 goals in those 24 rounds, for an average bigger than 2 goals per game. This leaves Bremen to trust only on their offensive line, but the bad news continues. Their main striker, the Peruvian star Claudio Pizarro is injured and won’t be able to join the team at least for this round.
Regarding the visitor team, Bayer Leverkusen, things are quite better. The team is placed 5th with 49 points and close to the upper spots. They have 14 victories, 5 draws, and 6 losses in 25 rounds and a positive goal average. Before the forced pause, Leverkusen obtained 4 victories and a draw in their last 5 games, while Bremen had 4 losses and a draw, which is exactly the opposite. Regarding their current preparation, Leverkusen have been staying in a luxurious hotel for the last days and only leaving it to train in the stadium. In this sense, we can say that they are motivated to keep jumping positions on the board and their confidence is intact.
In general terms, the only possible result here is a victory for Leverkusen and I will bet for it. This is a quality team that is even playing the Champions League and also fighting to obtain a seat for the next edition. On the contrary, Bremen is the worst team of the league when playing at home. With only 5 points obtained at home, I don’t see the ‘local advantage’ at all. The true fight of Bremen is to avoid relegation and I don’t think they have a chance on this game. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.