Dortmund will be determined to extend their two-game winning run in their domestic league on Saturday when they host unbeaten Werder Bremen. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the Bundesliga action.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga news, stats, injury reports and Bundesliga odds for Dortmund vs Werder Bremen. We’ve plenty of Bundesliga picks and predictions for you to consider.
Dortmund: Early Struggles
Don’t even try to judge Dortmund’s performance from the opening two games without watching them playing. Yes, they beat Leverkusen and kept a clean sheet in the process and they managed to score three goals away to beat Freiburg 3-1, but they looked disjointed for 70 minutes, having no creativity in the final third.
Sebastien Haller was their biggest transfer of the summer, but the Ivory Coast international is ruled out indefinitely and will undergo more tests and treatment after it was discovered that he had a tumor. They moved fast by replacing him with FC Koln’s striker Anthony Modeste, who played way under his level in his debut for Dortmund.
Youssoufa Moukoko scored his sixth top-flight goal against Freiburg, becoming the youngest player ever to reach that mark in the German top-flight league. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, who’s just 18 years old, came off the bench in the 64th minute of the game, scoring his first-ever Bundesliga goal. Still, Dortmund must significantly improve if they want to fight Bayern Munich for the domestic title.
Another important summer signing, Karim Adeyemi, was injured against Leverkusen and left outside the squad last weekend. However, the German international is not expected to be out for a long period and will probably be ready to go for this clash. If you’re betting online, it’s very important to be informed and always check the injury news.
Werder Bremen: Newly Promoted but Experienced
Two seasons ago, Werder got relegated to Bundesliga 2 after finishing 17th in the top-flight league standings. They spent just one season in the second tier, finishing second and earning their promotion back to the top flight. They kicked off their domestic campaign with two consecutive 2-2 draws, on the road to Wolfsburg and at home with Stuttgart. They are now looking to pull off the upset and win their first match of the season.
Trailing 2-1 deep into injury time, Werder Bremen rescued a point against Stuttgart after substitute Oliver Burke popped up in the box to prod home the latest of equalizers. On target against Wolfsburg on Matchday 1, Werder in-form striker Niclas Fullkrug managed to score his second goal of the season against Stuttgart. The forward made his 100th Bundesliga appearance.
Werder is now sitting 10th in the standings with two points picked up in two games. They are struggling to keep clean sheets and Dortmund will definitely punish them if they let too many open spaces at the back. They are playing open football, rarely having a defensive approach. They failed to add extra quality to their squad, spending just $4m in the summer transfer window. In other words, we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Head-to-Head
Dortmund loves to play against Werder Bremen. They won their previous three Bundesliga head-to-heads, scoring eight goals in the process and at least twice in each clash. We’ve seen at least three goals on the scoresheet in seven of the last eight mutual encounters between the two sides with both teams contributing on the scoreboard on seven occasions. During the last term, Dortmund managed to win 13 of their 17 home games, scoring 52 goals — more than champions Bayern Munich.
Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Game Information
- Game: Dortmund (2-0-0) vs Werder Bremen (0-2-0)
- Location: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. ET
- Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Live Stream: fubo.tv
Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Betting Lines
|Borussia Dortmund||-1½ -105||-250||3½ -105o|
|Werder Bremen||+1½ -115||+640||3½ -115u|
Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites at -250 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 3½.
Dortmund was very busy in the summer transfer window trying to solidify their defensive line. They kept a clean sheet against Leverkusen and they allowed just one goal, from set pieces, against Freiburg. We expect them to improve at the back and not allow so many goals as they did in the previous campaigns. The goal line is set too high so we are taking the unders for our official pick.