Werder Bremen at Dortmund 12/15/18 - Bundesliga Picks & Predictions
Dortmund did a great job in the Champions League mid-week when they beat Monaco on the road and topped their respective group. They have been in excellent shape this season and even more so lately, and will now play host to Werder Bremen on Saturday. Werder Bremen have been in opposite form but are coming off a solid win.
Dortmund (11-0-3) blasted Monaco by an easy 2-0 on the road on Wednesday and eventually finished at the top of their group. That win came at the back of another really solid win, a 2-1 on the road against regional rivals Schalke. Dortmund are now undefeated in their last seven matches in all competitions (6-0-1), and are still leading the Bundesliga with 36 points, seven ahead of Gladbach. They have been equally good at home in all competitions so far (8-0-3) but have kept just three clean sheets in that span. Moreover, they have conceded twice on four occasions so far.
Werder Bremen (6-5-3) are coming into this match after a really solid 1-3 win at home against bottom-feeders Dusseldorf. The two teams were tied at 1-1 at the end of the first half, but Werder Bremen went on to score twice in a seven-minute span to eventually win by 1-3. That was their first win after four consecutive unsuccessful results (0-3-1). And it was the 14th match in their 16 so far in the season that featured goals from both sides. Werder Bremen are now sitting at the 8th spot of the league table with 21 points and have actually been quite competitive on the road so far (3-2-1). Seven of their last eight away matches features goals from both sides and six of those had at least Over 2.5 Goals.
Dortmund have been excellent as hosts in this match-up and haven’t lost here in the last ten years (10-0-1). But Werder Bremen remained undefeated against Dortmund last season and can at least score once here. There should be goals from both sides here, in a match where the Over 3.25 Goals should be pretty comfortable.