Werder Bremen vs Augsburg
Date: Sunday, 11 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 20:30 GMT+7
Venue: Weserstadion, Bremen.
Werder Bremen were humiliated last week and lost with 6-0 in their opening match of the season. Not only they lost so high, but they surrendered as soon as their players stepped on the field. There was no devotion or passion among Werder Bremen players, so now they must make up for that high loss in front of their fans.
Werder Bremen does not look like a competitive Bundesliga side at the moment. If the loss against Bayern Munich was expected, their elimination by the amateur side of Sportfreunde Lotte in the DFB Cup certainly was not. They have no classic strikers in the team for the moment, as Claudio Pizarro and Max Kruse are both out injured. Defender Santiago Garcia is also struggling with injury and is unavailable for selection.
Interestingly, Werder Bremen remained unbeaten in nine of their last ten home matches in the Bundesliga. They won four and drew five of their last ten home games, and their only defeat came against their this week`s opponents – Augsburg.
Augsburg lost with 0-2 at home against Wolfsburg in their first match of the season, but they probably deserved more from that game. They created a few good chances and were very close to scoring. Their latest signing from Real Sociedad – Alfred Finnbogason showed a good performance and he should be team`s top scorer this season.
Augsburg have a positive history against Werder Bremen in their Bundesliga duels, winning five matches, drawing twice and losing four games. Their last match played in Bremen ended in 1-2 away victory for Augsburg, back in the month of April.
Positive thing about Augsburg is that they have no injured players coming into this match.
Werder Bremen were humiliated in the 6-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the opening day of the 2016/17 season. They were not expected to get anything out of that fixture, but the margin of defeat might have surprised many. However, coming back to home for their first match of the season in front of local fans, they will be keen to put up a strong showing. But Augsburg are a dangerous opposition who took all three points in their last visit to Weserstadion.
Augsburg haven’t had the best of the starts to their season as they were defeated at home by Wolfsburg 2-0. It is almost similar to the 2015/16 season when they lost 1-0 at home to Hertha Berlin. It took them five matches to register their first win of the season back then. Dirk Schuster doesn’t have the burden of European Football this term and he will be hoping to better on the 12th place finish they achieved last season.
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg: Head-to-Head Stats
Augsburg edge the head-to-head record after 10 Bundesliga meetings with 5 wins as against Bremen’s 3, while 2 matches end in draws.
Augsburg won 2-1 at Bremen in the corresponding fixture of 2015/16 season, while they lost the home leg by the same margin.
In 5 Bundesliga meetings at the Weserstadion, Augsburg and Bremen share 2 wins each with 1 match ending in stalemate.
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg: Prediction
The clashes between Augsburg and Bremen are often hard to call as none of them were able to stamp a consistent authority over the other in the last five season. Also, they are coming into this game looking for a win after suffering defeats in the opening match day. I strongly believe this is a match where you should opt for double chance 1/2 as there are no draws in the last 9 meetings between these two.
Meanwhile, the meetings between these two sides have always produced goals. With the last 5 matches seeing over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring, the same bet could be used here.
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70)
Both Teams to Score at 4/7 (1.57)
Double Chance – Bremen/Augsburg 3/10 (1.30)