Werder Bremen will face Borussia Dortmund at Weserstadion, in Bremen, at German Bundesliga 32nd Round. Werder Bremen against Borussia Dortmund is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga. This match can be decisive in the fight for the champion title in the Bundesliga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Werder Bremen this season is playing middle-class football. They stand at 9th position and have 4 points difference with 7th place Hoffenheim. Even after 2 losses against Bayern Munich and Dusseldorf, they have chances to fight for promotion to Europa League qualification. I week ago they played with Bayern Munich and was one step behind to become a finalist in DFB Pokal. However, Bayern took advantage and Lewandowski scored late penalty. This season Werder played only twice at home without conceding any goal, which means that they have big troubles in defence even playing against weaker teams. The Green-Whites lost their last 3 games.
Last year was unsuccessful for them, as they finished at 11th place and now they can overtake previous results. The River Islanders have great players in the squad and can complete even with big clubs. But, of course, to achieve results like Borussia, Bayern or Leipzig, they need to invest a lot in youth development and acquire more young and talented players. Unfortunately, Fin Bartels will miss an important match due to injury. Moreover, main squad defender Niklas Moisander will miss the next match due to yellow card suspension.
Borussia Dortmund after a great season start lost their advantage against Bayern Munich. In the Champion’s race, they are at chasing position. After 31 rounds Dortmund stands at second place with 2 points difference and should play last 5 games as good as it is possible. In the most important match of the season, Borussia Dortmund lost 5:0 against Bayern, where Bayern showed their attitude to becoming Champions. Unfortunately, in the last round, BVB even at Signal Iduna Park after a break got 2 red cards and finally lost important the game against Schalke.
It is a pity that such a young and talented club could not cope with emotions and most likely will remain on the second place in the Bundesliga. Of course, everything can still change, but apparently, the team is under great stress and frustration in lost matches. Against Werder Bremen, Borussia will play without their main leader Marco Reus due to red cards suspension. Moreover, also due to suspension Marius Wolf will miss 3 next matches of Bundesliga. In addition, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Marcel Schmelzer will miss next game and most likely all the remaining Bundesliga matches due to injuries.
These teams already played this year at 1/8 Final of DFB Pokal, where after the interesting match, the resultative extra time and penalties Werder Bremen took a win. In the last two seasons, they met 5 times. Borussia Dortmund was stronger twice, Werder took 2 wins and teams have drawn one game. In all matches, both teams scored goals.