The injury situation is still the biggest worry for Werder. They have been unlucky from the start of the season, with Kruse, Pizarro, Caldirola, Bargfrede, Garcia, Bartels unavailable. The situation slowly improves with Bartels and Garcia now healthy. Drobny will have to miss out however, with Wiedwald returning in goal after being benched few weeks ago. Werder should be happy with a potential draw in this match. There have been obvious improvements under new Coach Nouri in recent matches, but Leverkusen will definitely be a tough challenge for them. With plenty of players still absent, they will have trouble threatening the guests frequently and should focus mainly on defensive security.
Bayer Leverkusen don’t have too many worries ahead of this match. Bellarabi is still out, but he has been sidelined for a while now and Schmidt has plenty of creative options to replace him with. They have numerous internationals, but it looks like there are no new injuries after their return. The atmosphere is also fairly good after recording two straight victories before the break. As it is usually the case, an attacking approach is expected here for Leverkusen. Despite not always getting the result this season, Bayer has had an aggressive game plan in almost all encounters. Their creative midfield should dictate the tempo and Schmidt will look for an improved efficiency up front as creating chances hasn’t been a problem so far.
Verdict & Prediction
Werder fans are satisfied with the work of young coach Nouri so far. He has brought some optimism in the team and the results are starting to come. This is still a work in progress team and there are plenty of things to be improved but the latest signs are mainly positive. Werder will be fine with having an underdog role in this match. The case was similar against Wolfsburg when they recorded their first win of the season. Nouri will demand a lot of cooperation between the lines and the team spirit will need to be on a good level if they are to stay undefeated. Bet on Werder to get at least a point from this match!
Prediction: Werder Bremen +1.00 AH
Odds: 1.76 Dafabet
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