Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions

Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund predictions for this Bundesliga clash. Borussia Dortmund aims to solidify their top-four Bundesliga standing against top-six hopeful Werder Bremen at Weserstadion on Saturday evening. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Werder Bremen
Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga | Gameweek 25 – Mar 9, 2024 at 5.30pm UK at wohninvest WESERSTADION (Bremen)

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Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions

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A Clash of Ambitions: Bremen’s Resolve Meets Dortmund’s Flair

Key Stats

– Werder Bremen’s mixed home form collides with Dortmund’s proven track record at the Weserstadion.

– Karim Adeyemi’s resurgence adds a new dimension to Dortmund’s attack, promising fireworks against Bremen’s defence.

– The battle for European qualification intensifies, with both teams desperate for points in their respective quests.

As the Bundesliga’s fierce competition for European spots intensifies, Werder Bremen prepares to host a formidable Borussia Dortmund side at the Weserstadion. The upcoming clash is not just a battle for points but a showcase of tactical acumen, resilience, and the quest for supremacy within German football’s elite.

Team Dynamics

Werder Bremen, under Ole Werner’s stewardship, finds itself at a crucial juncture. After a promising start to 2024, recent setbacks have tested the River Islanders’ resolve. Despite these challenges, Bremen remains a side capable of upsetting the odds, particularly at home, where they aim to leverage the “special” atmosphere of Weserstadion. However, injuries and suspensions could pose significant hurdles in their preparation for Dortmund’s visit.


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Expected to line up in a dynamic formation, Werder Bremen’s squad includes Zetterer; Malatini, Gross, Jung; Lynen; Weiser, Schmid, Stage, Agu; Njinmah, Ducksch. This setup suggests a blend of defensive solidity and attacking intent, aiming to exploit Dortmund’s occasional lapses at the back.

Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, looks to solidify its Champions League aspirations. Edin Terzic’s men have demonstrated a blend of flair and resilience, bouncing back from disappointments to remain in the hunt for top honours. The return of key players from injury and the integration of loanee talents could provide Dortmund with the necessary boost for the season’s critical phase.

Dortmund’s expected lineup, Kobel; Ryerson, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Sabitzer, Can; Malen, Brandt, Adeyemi; Fullkrug, reflects a strategy focused on controlling midfield battles while exploiting speed and creativity on the flanks.

Tactical Outlook and Key Battles

The midfield duel between Werder’s Stage and Schmid against Dortmund’s Sabitzer and Can will likely dictate the tempo and control of the game. Dortmund’s ability to transition quickly through Adeyemi and Malen’s pace could test Werder’s defensive setup, particularly on the counter.

On the other hand, Werder’s attacking threat, spearheaded by Ducksch, will challenge Dortmund’s central defensive partnership. The home side’s strategy might hinge on exploiting set-piece situations, a potential vulnerability in Dortmund’s armour.

Prognosis for Improvement and Managerial Insights

Werder Bremen must address their defensive organisation and ability to manage games against top-tier opposition. Werner’s side has shown promise but needs to convert performances into points, especially in crucial fixtures.

Borussia Dortmund has occasionally shown a susceptibility to quick counter-attacks and must tighten their defensive transitions. Terzic’s tactical flexibility remains a strength, yet his challenge lies in instilling consistency and mental resilience in his squad.


1. Dortmund to Win and Both Teams to Score – Yes: The encounter between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen is set to be an electrifying match that marries Dortmund’s attacking flair with Werder’s determination and knack for goals. While Dortmund’s firepower upfront is expected to guide them to victory, Werder’s ability to score, especially in the comfort of their home ground, indicates that both nets are likely to bulge.

This prediction leans on Dortmund’s superior form and quality to secure a win, but acknowledges Werder’s potential to trouble the scorers, making for a game where both teams find the score sheet amidst a Dortmund triumph.

2. Correct Score Prediction – Werder Bremen 1-3 Borussia Dortmund: Despite Werder’s formidable home record and potential for upsets, Dortmund’s superior quality and depth are expected to prevail, with the visitors finding the net with their clinical edge.

3. Goalscorer Prediction – Karim Adeyemi: The young forward’s recent form and explosive pace make him a prime candidate to leave his mark on the match. His ability to stretch defences and create for himself and others could prove pivotal.

4. Corner Prediction – Borussia Dortmund to have more corners; Total Corners: Over 9.5: Dortmund’s attacking style and preference for wide play are likely to result in a higher number of corner opportunities. Combined with Werder’s defensive approach under pressure, this match should see a total exceeding 9.5 corners.

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