Match Preview: Werder Bremen 3-1 FC Koln Prediction and Betting Tips | Germany (Bundesliga)
Werder Bremen – FC Koln betting tips for today, March 12, 2018.
Football: Germany – Bundesliga
Tip: 1 Half Over 0.5 Goals
Match Result: 3:1(1:0) WON!!!
|Werder Bremen cannot realistically afford to drop any more points at home, with just two separating them from the relegation zone. Cologne, meanwhile, are seven points adrift at the bottom and look utterly doomed.|
|Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeld appears to be his club’s best chance of avoiding relegation, having overseen a run of strong home form. In the Bundesliga and the DFB cup, Bremen have returned a ten-game home record of W4, D4, L2.|
|Additionally, Bremen are also one of only four teams to concede less than ten home goals in that period. Recent home wins against positional rivals Hamburg, Wolfsburg and Stuttgart have given them good momentum ahead of what will be a fervent relegation dogfight.|
|Despite being stronger than their visitors, they seldom do well against them! Cologne have lost none of their last eight Bundesliga games against Bremen (W2, D6) – this is the longest unbeaten run for Cologne against any team currently in the Bundesliga.|
|Since Stefan Ruthenbeck took the position of Cologne head coach, the club’s primary attackers have rediscovered their form. Since that transfer of power, only Bayern Munich have scored more goals than Cologne.|
|Players to watch: Max Kruse is Bremen’s top scorer with five goals and six assists to date. Save for Cologne and Leipzig, he has scored against every team currently in the Bundesliga.|
|The ‘legend’ is coming home! Claudio Pizarro (Cologne) is the highest-scoring foreign (non-German) player in Bundesliga history. Of his 192 goals in Germany, he scored 104 as a Bremen player.|
|Stat attack: Eight of the last nine clashes between the two teams have produced under 2.5 goals.|
|Worryingly for Cologne, they have conceded a losing goal in the first half of four of their last five games. Additionally, they have only clawed back four points from a possible 42 when trailing at half time this season.|