Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen 09/01/21
Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen go head-to-head at the BayArena in a potentially high-scoring Bundesliga fixture. Each of their last four league matches has featured over 3.5 goals and both sides scoring.
Leverkusen have suffered a dip in form recently, going from three consecutive Bundesliga victories to back-to-back defeats, both of which came by the same 2-1 scoreline and saw ‘Die Werkself’ score the first goal. BayArena has been a venue of entertainment, nonetheless, as four of Bayer’s last five league fixtures here have seen over 2.5 goals and both teams on the scoresheet (W3, D1, L1). Peter Bosz’s men have shown two faces in the final third this season, scoring one goal or less in three of their six home Bundesliga matches while netting over 2.5 goals in each of the remaining three. Leverkusen have found the net in ten consecutive top-flight meetings with Werder on home turf, succumbing to just a single defeat in their last seven league encounters overall (W3, D3).
Meanwhile, a 2-0 home loss to Union Berlin to begin 2021 has reignited relegation fears among the Werder fans, as the visitors enter this round only four points clear of the relegation zone. Away from home, ‘Die Werderaner’ defeated Mainz 05 in their last Bundesliga match after going winless in five consecutive league trips beforehand (D3, L2). Indeed, that victory at Mainz has been Werder’s lone success across their 11 previous Bundesliga fixtures (D5, L5). A lack of firepower up front has seen Florian Kohfeldt’s side net under 1.5 goals in five of their last six league trips. Against this backdrop, Werder have scored at least twice in both of their previous away top-flight H2Hs to avoid defeat on each occasion (W1, D1).