Werder Bremen continue to be on the edge of a Europa League place when they take on Schalke at the Weserstadion on Friday night. Bremen have a 10-point advantage over Schalke and this puts them in a comfortable spot with regards to avoiding relegation, while the team are also only six points away from sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen. Schalke, meanwhile, still have to contend with the threat of Stuttgart and the relegation zone, which is just four points below. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Werder Bremen were able to force a draw against Wolfsburg courtesy of a late goal. The equaliser from Max Kruse in the 1-1 draw was the 24th occasion in which Bremen have scored at least a goal.
Domenico Tedesco received a major shock when his Schalke team were ripped apart 4-0 by Fortuna Dusseldorf despite playing at the Veltins Arena. This was the fourth defeat in five matches for Schalke.
The reverse meeting between these two teams witnessed Werder Bremen getting a 2-0 win over Schalke, who had picked up a 2-1 victory in their recent visit to the Weserstadion. Our betting tips and predictions for this match would go with a win for Werder Bremen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Werder Bremen win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Schalke have been quite disastrous over the last few weeks with the team suffering a defeat in four out of the last five matches. The club are also winless in six league outings. Even though Bremen are unbeaten in seven matches, they have become the recent draw specialists in the league with an incredible five stalemates in the last six. Bremen have proved a resilient during this period but they may not require such a quality against a struggling Schalke outfit.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Werder Bremen win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Werder Bremen vs Schalke draw odds: 3.50
Schalke win odds: 3.80
Correct Score odds
Bremen have been able to score a string of goals on a consistent basis. Even though they may not have set the charts on fire, the team has produced a steady flow of goals. Schalke’s defence has taken a beating in the last couple of games and Tedesco may go with a defensive approach for this match in order to stop the rot. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-0 Bremen win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Werder Bremen 2-0 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though the win over Augsburg is the only example of a high-scoring game for Werder Bremen in the last five league matches, this game has the potential to end up with plenty of goals. Schalke have conceded over 2.5 goals in four out of the last five matches. Still, the lack of goals within Bremen means that our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Max Kruse is now level with Eggestein in the Werder Bremen scoring charts this season with five league goals. However, the importance of Kruse is far greater with the midfielder often being entrusted with the penalty duties. The goal against Wolfsburg was Kruse’s first of 2019 and he has now scored or assisted a goal in his last two games. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Max Kruse.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Max Kruse at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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