Werder Bremen will face Schalke 04 at Weserstadion in Bremen, at German Bundesliga 25th Round. Werder Bremen against Schalke is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Werder Bremen now stands at 10th place and is showing middle-class football this season. Werder is far from their best football, however, at home they are unbeaten for 5 games in a row, moreover, they are unbeaten in 9 games in a row in different competitions. Their biggest achievement in this season is to win against Borussia Dortmund and get into the quarter-final of DFB Pokal. Bremen has drawn 5 out of 6 their last matches in Bundesliga.
This season, the team does not have a specific team leader. Max Kruse is playing the best football in the team with 5 scored goals and made 5 assists. Several main squad players are under question for playing in the next match against Schalke 04.
The team from Bremen is very strong at attacking down the wings, creating chances through the middle and shooting from direct free kicks. However, they are showing weaknesses at aerial duels, defending counter attacks and stopping opponents from creating chances. Very likely that the home team will be playing possessional football, controlling the game in the opposition’s half and playing width.
Schalke 04 this season is looking very weak and now stands only at 14th place. Schalke 04 in 12 away games lost 6 and won only twice. They are under pressure as they can take relegation place if they don’t improve their football. The away club has failed to score in last 3 matches of Bundesliga and lost 2 of them. In their team they have talented and strong players, however, they are not showing their potential and best football so far.
The strongest defender Naldo has left the club on loan to help Monaco in France, however, Jeffrey Bruma is back from Werder Bremen and Benjamin Stambouli back from injury. This should improve the defense of the squad and maybe give some chances to fight in the important match. All main attacking players are fit and ready to face Werder.
This season team looks strong at creating long shot opportunities and protecting the lead. However, they are showing weaknesses at defending against attacks down the wings and through ball attacks. Very likely that Schalke 04 will take long shots and play aggressively in Bremen.
These teams met 3 times in last two season in Bundesliga. Schalke were more successful at the beginning of 2017/18 season, however, Werder won two other matches. Werder Bremen won last 2 matches in Veltins Arena with 2:1 and 2:0 results.
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