Werder Bremen finished 2022 losing and began 2023… losing. A fourth consecutive loss could make the Green-Whites fall out of the Bundesliga top 10. On the other hand, Union Berlin is aiming for second place, which is why it comes in as the betting online favorite at +160. Nevertheless, the home side is led by one of the league’s top scorers, meaning you can expect a close contest!
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga news, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin. We’ve got plenty of Bundesliga picks for you to consider.
Werder Bremen: Keeping an Eye on Niclas Fullkrug
Last Saturday, Werder Bremen suffered one of the most humiliating defeats of the season. The Green-Whites visited Koln and ended up losing 7-1. Linton Maina scored the opener only nine minutes into the game; by halftime, they were down 5-1.
Bremen’s lone goal was scored by Niclas Fullkrug, the team’s top scorer with 11 goals and the main reason for considering including the home side in your soccer picks. In fact, only Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig has scored more goals with 12. There’s also Mitchell Weiser, who leads the team in assists with six. The talent is there, no doubt about it.
The team’s home record isn’t the best, 3-1-4, but it won three out of its last five. Plus, it scored in six of those matches, meaning it’s used to putting up a good fight. It even crushed Borussia Monchengladbach 5-1 back in October.
Regarding the soccer lines, the Green-Whites offer a +180 price, a good line considering they simply must go all-in right from the start. Otherwise, they could end the day dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Union Berlin: Back on the Winning Column
Union Berlin also finished 2022 with a loss. Nevertheless, the Iron Ones returned to the winning column in the resumption of the tournament after defeating Hoffenheim 3-1. If you followed our advice, you cashed in. Danilho Doekhi was named Man of the Match after scoring a brace, while Jamie Leweling sealed the deal in stoppage time.
That result allowed the Iron Ones to remain in the title race. They currently sit in third place with 30 points, the same as Frankfurt and only five points behind Bayern Munich. Their defensive unit has a lot to do with that since they’ve allowed 21 goals. Only Bayern and Wolfsburg have allowed less, with 14 and 20.
Offensively, besides the fact that Doekhi is highly motivated, Union Berlin has Sheraldo Becker, who has scored seven goals. The two of them have the potential to become a very dangerous duo.
The visitors are offering a +160 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. This team already managed to draw against Bayern Munich, meaning it isn’t afraid of anyone, so a bet here could be profitable.
Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 5
- Werder Bremen Victories: 2 (8 goals)
- Union Berlin Victories: 3 (8 goals)
- Draws: 0
These two met for the last time in the 2020-21 season. Union Berlin won both matches. First, 2-0 on the road with Sheraldo Becker and Taiwo Awoniyi as the scorers. Later, 3-1 at home with Joel Pohjanpalo as Man of the Match after scoring all three goals. Curiously enough, there were six yellow cards in the first leg and none in the second.
The total has gone over in three of their previous five meetings.
Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Match Information
- Match: Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin
- Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Weserstadion, Bremen
- Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Live Stream: fuboTV
Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Betting Lines
Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Picks & Prediction
The first match after a long break is always tricky; that’s what happened to Werder Bremen. That being said, I don’t expect the Green-Whites to pull off the stunner, but I do expect them to put up a much better fight, enough for me to recommend you wager on the draw.
A game between these two has never ended with a draw, but there’s always a first time, and the home side will do whatever it takes not to lose in front of its crowd, which is already hurt.
The Union Berlin are listed at +165 in our Vegas soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Union Berlin, you have a chance to win $165. The Werder Bremen are +185, offering a chance to win $185 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Union Berlin a 37.74% chance to win, with Werder Bremen at 35.09%.
Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Match Detail