Werder Bremen start the new season with plenty of hope when they take on Hannover at the Weserstadion. Bremen could only finish in the bottom half of the 2017-18 campaign, but the upcoming season does promise a lot more for Florian Kohfeldt’s men. Hannover had to be satisfied with a 13th place in the last season as the club were able to end any relegation fears in difficult circumstances. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Kohfeldt has spent big on the likes of Davy Klaassen in order to replace Thomas Delaney, who has joined Borussia Dortmund. The first competitive match of the season witnessed a 6-1 win over Wormatia Worms in the first round of the DFB Pokal.
Hannover also had a big 6-0 win over Karlsruher in the first round of the cup competition. Andre Breitenreiter prepares for a difficult campaign that saw the club lose highly-rated Salif Sane in the summer.
The recent game between Hannover and Werder Bremen produced a 2-1 victory for the former at the HDI Arena. Hannover’s last trip to the Weserstadion saw them lose 4-0. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Bremen.
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Hannover are at 3.75 to win the game, but this would not be our choice. Werder Bremen may have gone for an indifferent pre-season but Kohfeldt’s team may be considered as potential challengers for the top four places. Their form at the Weserstadion will be crucial towards making an impact in the table. Last season, Bremen struggled with regard to home games – just six wins in 17 games. However, this return is still a lot better than Hannover’s tally of just two wins in 17 away games. Our preview would go with a win for Bremen.
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Werder Bremen vs Hannover draw odds: 3.60
Hannover win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Bremen have a strong mix of experience and youth running through the team and they will be able to get a couple of goals along the way. Kohfeldt’s team have an excellent return of 16 goals in the last five home games against Hannover, who are no strangers to getting a few moments to celebrate at the Weserstadion. Our correct score prediction would be to back a Bremen 2-1 win.
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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last game – at the Weserstadion – between Bremen and Hannover to produce more than 2.5 goals was back in 2013 and this speaks volumes about the entertaining nature of this fixture. Our total goals tip would be to back more than 2.5 goals.
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First Goalscorer odds
Max Kruse was the top scorer for Werder Bremen last season. The midfielder came up with just six goals, but it was still sufficient to make him the top scorer at the club. Three of those goals came in the home game against Hannover and our first goalscorer prediction would back Kruse.
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