Preview - Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt 01 April 2018

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Match Day 28
Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Sunday, April 1st, 2018
22:30 pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Weserstadion

Werder Bremen: 
Last five matches form: L W D W W
Average goals per match: 1.1
Average goals against per match: 1.2
Top Scorer: Max Kruse (6)

Eintracht Frankfurt:
Last five matches form: W L W L W
Average goals per match: 1.4
Average goals against per match: 1.1
Top Scorer: S├ębastien Haller

13th meets 4th at the the Weserstadion this coming Sunday as Werder Bremen play host to Eintracht Frankfurt. Whilst Bremen's season seems to be stuttering to a conclusion, Eintracht have plenty still on the line with both Bayer Leverkusen and RasenBallsport Leipzig hot on their heels in the race for the final Champions League spot.

Fin Bartels looks set to be the main absentee for Werder Bremen, although there are also doubts surrounding Ludwig Augustinsson.

The absence of Carlos Salcedo leaves a gap to be plugged on the right hand side of Frankfurt's defence, whilst midfielder Omar Mascarell looks likely to miss out again.

It has been something of a season of two halves when it comes to Werder Bremen's home form. Losing four of their first five in front of their home crowd, they are unbeaten in eight since, winning five and drawing three.

Having only lost one of their first ten away trips, Eintracht's form on the road has hit the skidders of late, with the Frankfurters losing their last three away.

Eintracht are a tough team to predict at the minute, seemingly equally likely to throw in a good performance as a bad one. Is the pressure of the Champions League race beginning to tell?

In contrast, Werder Bremen are in just about their best form of the season and we see them just doing enough to keep the momentum going in front of their own fans.

Prediction: Werder Bremen 1 - 1 Eintracht Frankfurt


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots: 11 - 11
Shots on target: 6 - 6
Corner Kicks: 6 - 3
Possession: 45% - 55%

Niklas Moiander and Max Kruse were booked for the home side. Eintracht Frankfurt kept out of trouble with referee Felix Zwayer throughout.

Sometimes no matter how evenly matched two sides are over ninety minutes, someone still has to lose. Level on total shots and shots on target it took an own goal to split these two in the end.

Werder Bremen probably did have just about the better of the early exchanges and were rewarded for their efforts in the 28th minute. Thomas Delaney's cross from the right hand side finding Zlatko Junuzovic in the area. The forwards strike was low and on target but a slight deflection left Lukas Hradecky with no chance.

1-0   it remained until the break.

Frankfurt's equaliser came in the 53rd minute and it was a beauty. You don't see too many back-heeled crosses, but Kevin-Prince Boateng produced one to find Luka Jovic in the box. Jovic did the rest, sweeping home a first time effort into the bottom left hand corner.

A draw would have been a fair result here but Bremen did find a winner, and a bizarre one it was too. Little looked to be on when Zlatko Junuzovic crossed into the area in the 79th minute. There still didn't appear to be much danger when David Abraham's attempted clearance looped back towards his own keeper. Hradecky must have lost sight of the ball in the glaring sunlight though, his flapped attempt at a catch only resulting in the ball passing over his head and over the line. Final score 2-1.

A disappointing result for Eintracht Frankfurt who could have moved into the Champions League positions with a win. Defeat sees them remain in sixth, three points clear of seventh placed Hoffenheim and one adrift of Leipzig in fourth.

Werder Bremen remain in twelfth but are now level on points with both Hertha Berlin in 11th and tenth placed Augsburg.

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