Freiburg Vs Werder Bremen – Roland Sallai and Lucas Höler combined as Freiburg came from behind to win at Werder Bremen and keep their hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification alive.
Freiburg Vs Werder Bremen
Despite knocking Bayern Munich out of the DFB Cup last time out, Freiburg came to the Weserstadion on a run of just one win in six league games. As such, they started the game four points outside the top four as they chased a historic first Champions League qualification. Werder themselves were on five without a win, with 12. So perhaps it was no surprise that the first half was a tense and rather unfair affair. Freiburg youth product Maximilian Philipp – on the wing of the division’s injured top scorer Niclas Füllkrug – saw an effort deflected wide. At the other end, shot-stopper Vincenzo Grifo forced the only save of the half with a free-kick that deflected awkwardly past Jiri Pavlenka but was well saved by the Czech keeper. Four bookings in the first 45 minutes sum up the cagey nature of things, including Maximilian Eggestein – on the books at Bremen for a decade – on his first return to the Weserstadion – and Sallai, who will also face the next game against Schalke who lost. for five yellow cards.
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The first 60 seconds of the second half had more action than the entire first 45 minutes. Freiburg claimed a penalty when Grifo’s shot was blocked in the penalty area. Werder did not wait and waited, starting the ball on the field. Leonardo Bittencourt drew defenders before Philipp slotted home on his first start for Die Grünweißen. The former Freiburg man then went close with a stunning second on the hour mark, meeting Mitchell Weiser’s cross with a stunning effort that drew an equally brilliant reaction stop from Mark Flekken from close range. It seemed to bring the visitors back to life as Sallai hit a volley into the box to level the proceedings. The pair then turned the tables moments later to put Freiburg ahead for the first time, the striker tapping the Hungary international’s cross into the far corner. A return to winning ways keeps Die Breisgauer just one point from fourth. Werder are still far from secure, just eight points above the bottom three with six games to go.
Bremen: Pavlenka – Stark (Pieper 83′), Veljkovic, Friedl (c) – Weiser, Bittencourt (N. Schmidt 77′), Groß (Gruev 75′), Stage (R. Schmid 75′), Jung – Philipp (Dinkci ) 83′), Ducksch
Freiburg: Flekken – Kübler, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) – Eggestein, Höfler – Sallai (Petersen 85′), Doan, Grifo (Jeong 85′) – Höler (Sildillia 79′)
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The home side are in a battle for sixth place, currently just two points behind Wolfsburg, who occupy the bottom European spot in the Bundesliga table.
Christian Streich’s side have been in inconsistent form in the German league, winning just two of their last eight league games. However, a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig last time out was a commendable result. The draw means the home team have taken four points from their last two league games. Their recent Bundesliga games haven’t been the best for goals, as five of Freiburg’s last six league games have produced under 2.5 goals.
Sc Freiburg Vs Werder Bremen
Freiburg’s recent form at home in the German league has not been great. However, a record of five wins from their last eight games certainly isn’t bad either. Their recent home games in the Bundesliga have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven games.
The locals have found Werder difficult opponents recently, having won just one of the last seven games between the two teams.
Place in the German top table, five points behind Fortuna Düsseldorf, who occupy the relegation play-off spot.
A 4-1 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen last time out means Werder are without a win in seven league games, while they have lost ten of their last 12 outings in the German top flight. The result against Leipzig also means the visitors have conceded at least two goals in their last seven league outings. This statistic comes as no surprise as Werder have conceded more goals than any other team in the Bundesliga this season.
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Given their league position and recent results, it’s also no surprise that Werder’s recent away form hasn’t been great. Florian Kohfeldt’s side have lost four of their last six league games. They have also conceded at least twice in nine of their last 11 road games.
Werder can take heart from their good recent record against Freiburg. However, history may not be of much use to them in the Black Forest.
History may be on the visitors’ side, but we believe Freiburg will come out on top in this encounter. They haven’t been very consistent but should have enough quality to beat Werder Bremen in a high-scoring encounter.
Verdict: We back over 2.5 goals scored at a 23/20 chance and/or over 2.5 goals scored at an 8/11 chance. (All bets are taken by Bet365).
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