Bundesliga’s unexpected leaders are set to continue their unbeaten streak while being the only team to sport two wins in a row. Bayer Leverkusen host Werder Bremen before their Champions League quest with the visitors still looking for their first win this season. The hosts are still reeling after the win over Borussia Dortmund, but mostly for the quickest Bundesliga goal Bellarami made history with.
The team has been hit with injury worries so soon after things started to look up for them, as following Simon Rolfes with a torn ligament, Julian Brandt looks to have the same problem. But unlike Leverkusen’s captain who picked up his injury during the match against Hertha, Brandt injured himself during training: “I was just unlucky as I fell awkwardly. Now I need to get fit again as soon as possible,” said Brandt. On the bright side of things Lars Bender returned to training and might take Rolfes’ place in the defense.
Werder Bremen are the exact opposite of Leverkusen in terms of results and transfers, as not only they weren’t able to make any transfers, but they also lost two of their most important players. So far, they only managed two draws against Hoffenheim and Hertha, which puts them in an unlikely position to win against an in-form Leverkusen. It is still early to say just how exactly will both teams do in Bundesliga, but Bremen tend to play better at home, and Leverkusen tend to crash towards the finish line.
Statistics wise Leverkusen won the last three matches they played at Bay Arena against Bremen, which is why Ladbrokes credits Bayer Leverkusen with 1.28. Werder Bremen gets 9.00 odds for an outright win and a draw goes for 5.00. Bayer Leverkusen for both halves is at 1.80, the hosts to win with one goal as margin of victory is at 4.10, and we’re betting 7 units on both teams to score and Leverkusen to win at 2.55 with Ladbrokes.
Bayer Leverkusen: Team’s Formation
Werder Bremen: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score and Leverkusen to win