Match Previews: Bundesliga (Week 11)

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Updated: October 30, 2013
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Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 will both fight tooth and nail as they fight over a derby victory and a higher Bundesliga rank.

 

Werder Bremen vs. Hannover 96 Preview

 

Match Date: 03 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Weserstadion

 

Team Form

Werder Bremen

A loss to Wolfsburg ends Werder Bremen’s undefeated feat. The result prompted Robert Dutt to encourage his boys to have a “vision” and therefore ensure garner more success in the long run.

 

Losing to Wolfsburg transcends beyond the disappointment of wasting an opportunity to collect more points. It was a clean sheet, which speaks of a club’s glaring weaknesses that need to be addressed immediately.

 

While it is true that Werder Bremen were unbeaten in 4 of its matches prior to the Wolfsburg encounter, these are mainly draws. This explains why despite their good performance, they have failed to climb one of the top 5 spots in the Bundesliga table. With their loss, they need to be content on the 13th spot and a W3-D3-L4 record.

 

Robert Dutt’s call for a vision is perfectly timed. A win over Hannover 96 is necessary as their next match is pitted against the victory hungry, Schalke 04. Should they lose in this match, the harder it is for them to climb the ladder. Most importantly, they will be faced with the possibility of spiraling down in the relegation zone.

 

Yet, without a striker to help them out, things will be a lot harder for them.

 

Franco di Santo just incurred a hamstring and Nils Petersen will not make it anytime soon. as

 

Hannover 96

Hannover 96 is as eager Werder Bremen in securing another round of victory. The upcoming encounter is not just a match, but a derby, where a large portion of the club’s honor and pride is at stake.

 

Like Werder Bremen, Hannover 96 has not been faring well last week. They suffered their 2nd straight defeat in the hands of Hoffenheim in an unfashionable manner. With Hoffenheim gaining the coveted 4-1 win, the Reds was forced to settle with a W4-D1-L5 record.

 

Although they perform better in the ranking, they only have a 1-point lead over Werder Bremen—something, which could be easily erased in a split second.

 

Football betting tip: Werder Bremen 2-1 Hannover 96

Indeed, Hannover may have ranked better, but a look into their performance shows that they have been unsuccessful in their last 5 away matches. Moreover, they were unable to score in 4 of them. Given this aspect at hand, Werder Bremen will most likely have the upper hand in this encounter.

 

 

 

 

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