Not won and yet made another step towards the championship! This could be the title of the 20th match day from the point of view of Borussia Dortmund. Although the team of Lucien Favre in Frankfurt despite a clear chance plus’ – especially in the first round – had to settle for a draw, the BVB benefited from the Bayern defeat, thus increasing the gap to the record champions again to seven points. During the week, the black and yellow are now required in the DFB Pokal. A guest in the round of 16 on Tuesday evening is SV Werder Bremen. The Hanseatic League had to cope with a setback at the 1: 1 in Nuremberg this weekend, but want to banish it as fast as possible to possibly land a surprise coup in Signal Iduna Park.
Today’s Football Prediction Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen
However, in the match between Dortmund and Werder Bremen, the odds imply a low probability that the Kohfeldt squad will make it into the round of the last eight. This assessment is quite understandable, after all, provide Marco Reus and Co. with nine wins in ten home games (a draw) still the strongest home team in the Bundesliga. In the DFB Cup, however, the industry leader against the second division Greuther Fürth and Union Berlin was so difficult that in both cases only the extension brought the decision. Because in a cup match – especially in the direct duel of two Bundesliga – many unforeseen eventualities can occur, it seems to be a good advice, between Dortmund and Werder Bremen not necessarily give a tip on a home win after 90 minutes. The constellation speaks rather for a brief matter, which may be decided in favor of Borussia only in the second half.
Dortmund – Statistics & Current Form
That Eintracht Frankfurt in the current season is among those teams that are particularly unpleasant to play and hard to beat, is not a completely new insight. In this respect, the mood of the Dortmund on Saturday despite the 1-1 draw has not been completely clouded, especially since the great adversary in the fight for the championship, the FC Bayern, in Leverkusen feathers (1-3). Although the lead of the black and yellow on the reigning championship has grown to seven points, especially Marco Reus will eventually mourn the two lost counters in the Commerzbank Arena. Although the captain scored the only goal of his team, but also failed three times so promising that he probably made himself the most allegations in the aftermath. However, anyone who has come to know the “Stehaufmännchen”, who have been plagued by many injuries, over the past few years knows that the mature international will not be blown away by such a situation. It is to be expected that Marco Reus will again play a leading role in the away game of the league leaders at home against Werder Bremen on Tuesday evening in the DFB Cup knockout round. Incidentally, if one throws the goals scored in the current Bundesliga season on the two halves, it quickly becomes clear that the BVB tends to be a late starter.
While Westphalia was able to mark “only” 19 hits in 20 first halves of the game, there are already 32 goals left after the break. This confirms the subjective impression that the team on the one hand is tired of playing an opponent and then struck in the second round. On the other hand, the usually correct adjustments, for example in the form of substitutions, by coach Lucien Favre one of the reasons why the black and yellow are by far the best team from minute 46. In the current season, it was not even the case that the championship candidate in the second half at least put a shovel on it and steered the game into its own tracks. Among others, the matches against Bayern (3: 2 to 0: 1 deficit), in Leverkusen (4: 2 to 0: 2 deficit) or the AS Monaco (3-0 after 0: 0 at halftime) match Examples to verify the thesis taken. For a given reason, however, the two previous appearances in the DFB Cup have to be mentioned, as both against Greuther Fürth and in round two against Union Berlin Borussia scored after returning from the cabin more goals than in the first 45 minutes. It seems anything but impossible that even in the direct duel Dortmund – Werder Bremen a prediction for more BVB goals in the second round of success will be crowned, especially since the guests from northern Germany know the gravity of the task and, contrary to the actual Naturally, great focus at the beginning of the game to put on their own defensive. With the exception of Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou, all men should be on board.
Expected formation of Dortmund:
Bürki – Piszczek, Weigl, Toprak, Hakimi – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Reus, Guerreiro – M. Götze
Last matches from Dortmund:
- 02.02.2019 – Frankfurt vs. Dortmund 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 26.01.2019 – Dortmund vs. Hannover 5: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 19.01.2019 – RB Leipzig vs. Dortmund 0: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 11.01.2019 – Dortmund vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam 2: 1 (Friendly Match)
- 07.01.2019 – Dortmund vs. Dusseldorf 3: 2 (friendly)
Werder Bremen – Statistics & Current Form
Somehow it pulls through this season, that Werder Bremen enormous effort, but rarely rewarded. In a 2: 2 one and a half weeks ago against Eintracht Frankfurt offered the Hanseatic, for example, inspiring, assault-like offensive football and had to be content despite a two-lead but still with a draw. The draw last weekend in Nuremberg, however, must be placed in a different category. In the relegation candidate lacked the necessary attitude and the bite of previous matches. It was only about an hour before the Werderaner scored their first goal on Christian Mathenia’s body. Coach Florian Kohfeldt then went to court with his protégés hard, but clung from the criticism, however, not aware. Incidentally, the kicker of the Weser still had a realistic chance of winning, but the 1-0 lead was not enough for the umpteenth time to victory. In the end, the teams parted 1: 1. The Europa League ranks are not completely out of reach with four points behind sixth place and still the North Germans are well advised not to take this topic better in the mouth.
Whether the weak performance in Franconia was a slip-up or the shape curve is already pointing in the opposite direction will be seen in the DFB Pokal Round of 16. The fact is that the bookmakers do not trust the outsider much and accordingly in the duel against Dortmund. Werder Bremen offer high quotas on the guests. Although the young coach maintains an offensive style of play on the Green-and-white bench, on Tuesday it is likely that the direction will be slightly more defensive. In the event of an open exchange with spaces on both sides, Bremen can only leave the pitch as a loser. Therefore, the goal will be to keep the zero as long as possible and thus to keep the chance of progress. This venture does not seem hopeless, because in ten away games in the highest German division of the SVW conceded “only” eight goals in the first half. In addition, Max Kruse and Co. are generally a bit more stable in a foreign country than in their home country, which the recent two appearances in Nuremberg and Hannover (each conceding in the first 45 minutes) prove. With continuous playing time between Dortmund and Werder Bremen a tip on the hosts but under normal circumstances pay off. Long-term injured Bartels and Johansson fail.
Expected formation of Werder Bremen:
Pavlenka – Langkamp, Bargfrede, Moisander – Gebre Selassie, M. Eggestein, Augustinsson – Möhwald, Klaassen – M. Kruse – Sargent
Last matches from Werder Bremen:
- 02.02.2019 – Nuremberg vs. Werder Bremen 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 26.01.2019 – Werder Bremen Vs. Frankfurt 2: 2 (Bundesliga)
- 19.01.2019 – Hannover vs. Germany Werder Bremen 0: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 11.01.2019 – Bidvest vs. Wits. Werder Bremen 2: 2 (Friendly Match)
- 06.01.2019 – Kaizer Chiefs vs. Werder Bremen 0: 1 (friendly)
Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-head record: 107 competitive matches – 47 Dortmund victories / 17 draws / 43 Bremen victories
The past clashes were always characterized by great tension. Only two of the last ten direct duels were decided with more than one goal difference. In the DFB Pokal Match Dortmund against Werder Bremen, a prediction must therefore be chosen wisely taking into account the risks. BVB celebrated seven wins during this period and also scored more goals in the second round in five cases. In the current Bundesliga season, the Black and Yellows kept the upper hand on Matchday 15 with 2: 1, but could have gained better chances – especially after the break – but higher.
Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen Our Betting Prediction
That Dortmund against Werder Bremen according to the odds as a clear favorite is traded, was to be expected. However, because the highest betting odds are just 1.50 for a home win after regular play time, a value can not be identified. Instead, we predict a contested game in which the black and yellow may be harder to do than expected. Against Fürth and Union Berlin, the Favre Elf had problems to convert the optical superiority in front of home backdrop in goals. In both cases, more goals were scored in halftime two and the decision ultimately even only in extra time.
Key Facts – Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen tips
Dortmund in the Bundesliga already with 32 goals in halftime two
Bremen must focus on the defensive, especially at the score of 0: 0
With nine out of 13 home wins this season, such a tip would have passed (including DFB Cup)
BVB scored twice as many goals in the Bundesliga after the break as in the first 45 minutes. Consequently, we do not lean too far out of the window, even if we expect an increase in the second round on Tuesday evening. Bremen must focus on a good defensive to even the chances of a sensational progress to keep. Since the Borussia in such important games (keyword: Champions League) acted generally tactically very disciplined and after the break still could put on a Schippe, we have decided between Dortmund and Werder Bremen for the tip that the Bundesliga leaders hits more often in the second half of the game than in the first half.
Prediction Today: Dortmund more goals in 2nd HT