Venue: Weserstadion, Bremen
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Four games into the restart and Werder Breman have picked up seven points from a possible 12. They have actually picked up all those seven points in their last three games are a 4-1 reverse at home to Bayer Leverkusen in their first game back, picking up wins over Freiburg and Schalke along with a draw against a Borussia Monchengladbach side that is still looking for a Champions League spot for next season. it is fair to say that at this point Werder Bremen has been the surprise package since the Covis-19 induce shutdown ended.
Eintracht Frankfurt is not totally clear of the relegation zone as they sit in 12th place on 32 points. This is seven points ahead of Werder Bremen in 17th and five clear of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the relegation playoff spot. Working in Frankfurt’s favour is that there are currently four other teams between them and Bremen, meaning that a lot of teams will have to pick up a lot of points to drag Frankfurt any further into the relegation mess. A 2-1 win last time out at Wolfsburg has them eying a top-half finish with a late run of results.
Bremen have a few doubts going into this one after Leonardo Bittencourt and Milot Rasica bother picked up knocks in the win over Schalke. Bittencourt is likely the biggest worry of their pair after he was forced off at half-time in the clash. Milos Veljkovic will be back to shore up the defense after his one-match ban, while the in-form American striker Josh Sargent will look to continue his level of play after he started the last three matches, the first time he has done so for Bremen since October of last year.
AC Milan loanee Andre Silva has been the key player for Frankfurt since the restart as three of his seven goals in the Bundesliga have come in his last four games. Brazilian Goncalo Paciencia is a huge doubt for this game and Frankfurt will be without midfield dynamo Lucas Torro after he picked up a red card deep into added time in the win over Wolfsburg.
Werder Bremen looked dead and buried before the stoppage in action, but their play since the restart has been nothing less than inspired. One key to note when looking at who to bet on here is that the green and whites have kept clean sheets in each of their last three games, a run that is their longest without conceding a goal all season long.
Eintracht Frankfurt is the worst club away from home in the Bundesliga and they have picked up just 10 points on their travels out of a possible 42 this season. Bremen – conversely – are the worst home team in the league as they have just six points (and one win) at home out of the 39 points they have had on offer.