18 May 2019
Werder Bremen host RB Leipzig to the Weserstadion in a fixture that hasn’t been won by the home team in the last three Bundesliga H2Hs (D1, L2).
The hosts’ pursuit of the Europa League qualification has been compromised in the past five BL outings (W2, D1, L2), as they currently trail seventh-placed Wolfsburg by two points. Still, the River Islanders have been impressive at home in 2019, securing four wins in seven BL home games since the turn of the year (W4, D3). Although his players have netted 2+ match goals in five of those games, Florian Kohfeldt should be worried about the fact they’ve kept just one clean sheet in the process. Notably, 14 of 16 of Werder’s home BL fixtures have seen both teams score (88%), with 11 of those clashes featuring over 2.5 goals (69%).
Meanwhile, unbeaten in their last 15 BL outings (W10, D5), the visitors have already clinched a top-four finish, but they come into this meeting after playing out back-to-back league draws. While they’ve struggled to impress away from home before the Christmas break, the Red Bulls have been outstanding on the road in 2019. Having won seven of eight BL away games since the turn of the year (W7, D1), Ralf Rangnick’s men have outplayed their rivals to nil four times. Furthermore, the Bulls have found the net before the halftime break on all eight of their BL road trips this calendar year, netting 3+ match goals five times along the way.
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