Just one point separates Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of their Bundesliga encounter at Weserstadion on Sunday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the German top-flight league.
Werder Bremen: Entertaining Side
After earning promotion from the second tier last season, Werder Bremen hit the ground running on their return to the top-flight league, kicking off their campaign with a run of just two defeats in nine league fixtures. Since then, however, the host suffered nine defeats in 14 Bundesliga rounds. A damaging run of six losses in eight games between October and January dragged them down to the bottom half of the table. We can’t trust them enough to include them in our soccer picks and parlays, but we do expect them to contribute on the scoresheet on Sunday.
Werder Bremen missed the chance to remain above Bayer Leverkusen with their 2-1 defeat to Augsburg last weekend, and this is an arguably tougher challenge against a side still battling for silverware in the European competitions. Still, Werder Bremen remains 11 points clear of the drop zone thanks to their strong start to their domestic season and Ole Werner’s men have shown glimpses of their early-season form in recent times.
Werder Bremen will be without the injured trio of Felix Agu, Jean Manuel Mbom and Dikeni Salifou this weekend. There are also question marks over the fitness of English youngster Lee Buchanan and key center-back Niklas Stark, who both missed the previous game due to illness. The Bundesliga’s top scorer with 14 goals netted in 23 games, Niclas Fullkrug will lead the attacking line once again for the hosts.
Leverkusen: Attacking Firepower
Leverkusen extended its unbeaten run in all competitions to four games with a 2-0 victory over Hungarian club Ferencvaros on Thursday, putting them in the pole position to reach the Europa League quarterfinals. Last season, another Bundesliga club won the trophy so history is on their part. They are not favorites to win the competition, but they are one of the clubs with that objective in mind.
Why? Because it will be very difficult for them to finish in the top five in their domestic league. They are sitting ninth in the standings, 11 points behind fifth-place Freiburg, so their only chance to play in the continental competitions is to lift the Europa League trophy this season.
Despite Leverkusen‘s recent good run of form, it is worth remembering that Xabi Alonso’s troops have lost three of their previous six Bundesliga matches, falling to Borussia Dortmund, Augsburg and Mainz in recent weeks. So, if you’re betting online, you should avoid backing them. Charles Aranguiz and Andrey Lunev remain sidelined due to injury while Mitchel Bakker is a doubt, having missed the clash against Hertha Berlin due to personal reasons.
Werder vs Leverkusen Head-to-Head
The hosts have won just one of their last 11 competitive mutual encounters with Leverkusen, and that sole victory came way back in 2018-19. They lost seven of their last 10 Bundesliga games, with only Hoffenheim losing more often during that period.
Five of Werder Bremen’s last six Bundesliga home games have produced at least three goals on the scoresheet. Three of Leverkusen’s last four Bundesliga fixtures have produced four goals or more. Both teams have scored in Leverkusen’s last four Bundesliga games.
Werder vs Leverkusen Match Information
- Match: Werder (9-3-11) vs Leverkusen (9-4-10)
- Location: Weserstadion, Bremen
- Day/Time: Sunday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Werder Bremen vs Leverkusen Live Stream: fubo.tv
Werder vs Leverkusen Betting Lines
Werder vs Leverkusen Picks and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +110 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Given the one-point gap between the teams in the Bundesliga table, we can see Werder Bremen and Leverkusen playing out a close-fought battle, but we also expect goals. Leverkusen has scored 10 times across their last four competitive matches while Werder has an average of two-plus goals scored per match at home.
Leverkusen is listed at +110 in our Vegas Bundesligalines. This means that if you wager $100 on Leverkusen, you have a chance to win $110. The Werder Bremen are +220, offering a chance to win $220 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Leverkusen an 47.62% chance to win, with Werder Bremen at 31.25%.