Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Borussia Dortmund have a great opportunity to record a big win against Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park. The Bundesliga challengers have a devastating attack that can hurt a Werder Bremen side in the midst of an injury crisis.
BVB Borussia Dortmund Form & Team News
Borussia Dortmund have had a mixed start to the season but still sit third in the Bundesliga after a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. The Black and Yellows were disappointed after conceding an 88th minute equaliser following goals to Axel Witsel and Jadon Sancho.
That result followed a 0-0 home draw against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League that they should have won. Marco Reus saw a penalty saved and Lucien Favre’s side had further opportunities to take all three points against the La Liga champions.
Dortmund are close to full strength, the only first team players doubtful being defenders Nico Schulz and Mats Hummels. Favre might be tempted to make some changes but will want to put on a show here before resting his key players in the second half.
Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Paco Alcácer could all continue in attack which could have a devastating effect on an injury ravaged Werder Bremen defence. Sancho is on fire with three goals and four assists five Bundesliga appearances this season.
Borussia Dortmund are paying 1.22 to beat Werder Bremen 1.72 in the -1 handicap market. I think they can cover that and wouldn’t be surprised if we see a big win, Dortmund can be backed at 2.60 in the -2 handicap market.
SV Werder Bremen Form & Team News
Werder Bremen’s season has started with an injury crisis. Defenders Niklas Moisander, Ömer Toprak, Milos Veljkovic, Sebastian Langkamp and Ludwig Augustinsson are all out alongside midfielder Kevin Möhwald and attackers Fin Bartels, Niclas Füllkrug and Yuya Osako.
After losing the influential Max Kruse to Fenerbache in the offseason, it couldn’t be much worse with Milot Rashica also going down and Nuri Sahin suspended for their last match, a 3-0 home defeat to Leipzig.
Rashica should return here after failing to get off the bench against Leipzig. Midfielder Philipp Bargfrede played his first minutes of the season last week, 24 minutes off the bench as he returns from injury.
Werder Bremen did win two straight matches before the Leipzig defeat, a 3-2 home win against Augsburg and 2-1 win at Union Berlin but this will be a huge test. Regardless, this will be a huge test for Florian Kohfeldt's side
Werder Bremen have lost nine of their last 10 away matches against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and are big underdogs here. Bookmakers have Werder Bremen priced at 12.00 to win in Dortmund and 6.00 to claim a draw.
Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Head to Head
Borussia Dortmund have a slight 47-45 advantage against Werder Bremen with 18 draws in 110 matches. Dortmund have done well in recent years, winning nine of the last 10 Bundesliga encounters at home.
Dortmund won this fixture 2-1 last season with goals to Paco Alcácer and Marco Reus followed by a Max Kruse strike. Dortmund led 2-0 in Bremen thanks to Christian Pulisic and Paco Alcácer with Kevin Möhwald and Claudio Pizarro giving Werder a 2-2 draw.
Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Match Up
Borussia Dortmund are very strong at home and are well placed to record a convincing win. Attackers Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Paco Alcácer should be able to create plenty of chances against a makeshift Werder Bremen defence.
Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Key Statistics
Borussia Dortmund have won 7 of their last 8 home matches (Bundesliga).
Borussia Dortmund have scored 2+ goals in their last 19 home matches (Bundesliga).
Borussia Dortmund have scored 3+ goals in their last 3 home matches (Bundesliga).
Werder Bremen have lost 9 of their last 10 away matches against Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga).
Werder Bremen have conceded 2+ goals in 4 of their last 5 Bundesliga matches.
Where is Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen?
Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen will take place at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany.
When is Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen?
Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen kicks off at 18:30 on Saturday 28 September.
What is Werder Bremen's recent record at Borussia Dortmund?
Werder Bremen have lost 9 of their last 10 matches against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.
Can I watch Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen with live streaming?
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Borussia Dortmund can get back to winning ways at home. They should have beaten Barcelona in their last home match and are likely to wreak havoc on Werder Bremen.
Best Bet: Dortmund -1 Handicap @-138.89 at BetMGM - 6 Units