Werder Bremen vs Cologne Predictions

Werder Bremen vs Cologne predictions for Saturday’s Bundesliga clash. Will struggling Cologne secure their first win of the season when they travel to Bremen. The hosts, after defeating Gladbach they are looking to extend their positive run. Read on for all our free Bundesliga predictions and tips.

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Werder Bremen vs Cologne Predictions

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Bremen & Koln Clash: Two Giants Look to Rise

Key Stats
– Werder Bremen have only secured victory in 2 of their last 16 Bundesliga games.
– FC Koln, with only three goals this season, shares the title for the least number of goals with bottom-tier Mainz.
– Both teams have had similar ball possession percentages, with Bremen at 46% and Koln at 43.3%, indicating closely contested midfield battles.

Two of Bundesliga’s beleaguered sides, Werder Bremen and FC Koln, gear up for a face-off at the Wohninvest-Weserstadion this Saturday evening, both desperate to overturn their recent poor form. Bremen, helmed by Ole Werner, faced a humiliating 4-2 loss to Bundesliga newcomers Heidenheim. On the other side, the Billy Goats of FC Koln suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Hoffenheim in their backyard.

After a promising 4-0 thrashing of Mainz, Bremen’s hopes seemed high. This victory, however, appeared to be a mere blip as their woes continued. Even with some impressive tactical changes by Werner, including substitutions that saw Marvin Ducksch and Mitchell Weiser turn the game around, the joy was short-lived. Heidenheim, after securing a two-goal lead, fought back to claim the win and left Bremen still searching for answers.

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On the other hand, FC Koln, under Steffen Baumgart, hasn’t had it any easier. Their recent 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt seemed like a turning point, but their subsequent performance against Hoffenheim revealed the same cracks. Their 16th position in the league table is a testament to their underwhelming start to the season.

The Players’ Prowess

Werder Bremen’s potential lineup may feature Naby Keita, the ex-Liverpool midfielder. Fully recovered from his injury, Keita might not start but is expected to make a significant impact from the bench. The recent performances of Ducksch and Olivier Deman suggest they might be contenders for the starting XI against Koln.

For the visitors, suspension sidelines Danish attacker Rasmus Carstensen, leading to competition for a starting berth among Dimitrios Limnios, Luca Waldschmidt, and Faride Alidou. Coupled with a series of injuries, the selection dilemma for Baumgart has deepened.

Davie Selke, having notched his first goal this season, will be one to watch out for. Selke’s history with Bremen adds an extra layer of intrigue to the fixture.

Deciphering the Data: Team Analysis

Werder Bremen: Average BettingTips4You Expert Rating: 6.88 (Ranked 8th in Bundesliga) Goals Scored: 1.5 (per game) Goals Conceded: 2.3 (per game) Ball Possession: 46%

FC Koln: Average BettingTips4You Expert Rating: 6.82 (Ranked 14th in Bundesliga) Goals Scored: 0.8 (per game) Goals Conceded: 1.8 (per game) Ball Possession: 43.3%

Prediction Time

1. Match Outcome Prediction: Considering the performances, a draw seems the most likely outcome. Both teams have displayed defensive vulnerabilities, and with their current form, neither seems strong enough to dominate.

2. Correct Score Prediction: Given the past performances and defensive frailties, a 1-1 draw is a probable outcome.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Marvin Ducksch has shown promise for Werder Bremen, and with 2 goals already, he’s a good candidate to find the net again. On the other side, Davie Selke, with his connection to Bremen, might have a point to prove and is likely to be a key player for FC Koln.

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