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Match Day 13
Werder Bremen vs. Bayern Munich
Saturday, December 1st 2018
22:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Weserstadion

Werder Bremen: 
Last five matches form: W L L L D
Average goals per match: 1.67
Average goals against per match: 1.67
Top Scorer: Maximilian Eggestein (4)

Bayern Munich:
Last five matches form: W W D L D
Average goals per match: 1.92
Average goals against per match: 1.42
Top Scorer: Robert Lewandowski (7)

Match Day 13 in the Bundesliga sees a clash between two of the traditional heavyweights of the German game as Werder Bremen play host to defending champions, Bayern Munich. Both Werder who lie seventh, and Bayern Munich who are only fifth - and nine points off the pace - will be hoping for a win in this one to reignite their seasons.

Bayern did the double over Werder last season, winning this game 2-0 and coming out on top 4-2 at home.

Philipp Bargfrede, Fin Bartels, Aron Jóhannsson, and Stefanos Kapino all miss out for the home side. Bayern will be without the talented midfield duo of Jams Rodriguez and Corentin Tolisso.

Bayern really can't afford to lose any more ground if they are to have a realistic chance of hauling in Borussia Dortmund to hang on to their Bundesliga crown. They are without a win in their past two in the league but did return to winning ways in the Champions League in midweek when thumping Benfica 5-1 at home.

Werder Bremen have not ben in good form at all of late but did at least halt a three game losing streak when picking up a draw away at Freiburg last time out. Having been unbeaten in 16 at home in the league, they have now lost their last two, conceding nine in the process. That's a worrying stat against a side like Bayern.

Bayern have the better squad by a distance, are in the marginally better form, and are desperate for the points. They should have too much for Werder in this one.

Prediction: Werder Bremen 2 - 4 Bayern Munich


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 2
Shots:  6 - 13
Shots on target: 4 - 4
Corner Kicks: 3 - 10
Possession: 41% - 59%

Nuri Sahin was booked for the home side who also had Niklas Moisander sent off in the closing stages for a second bookable offence. Referee Christian Dingert also took the names of David Alaba and Thiago of Bayern Munich.

Not all that much between these two sides on the night. It is undoubtedly Bayern though who - despite their up and down start to the season - still possess just about the classiest side in the division and that was enough to see them over the line against this spirited Werder outfit.

Bayern were making all of the early running and had already gone close on a few occasions prior to taking the lead in the twentieth minute. A lofted ball into the area finding Serge Gnabry unmarked around seven yards from goal. Jiri Pavlenka saved Gnabry's initial effort but was only able to palm the ball back into his path, leaving him with the simple task of slotting home.

Werder came back though and equalised in the 33rd minute. Max Kruse cutting back onto his right and sending the ball in from the left-hand side. Yuya Osako getting in front of his marker and the keeper to nod home. 1-1 at the break.

The winner came five minutes into the second half. Thomas Muller doing well on the right to race to the by-line and send a low ball into the area. The ball being deflected on to Serge Gnabry who did enough to steer the ball into the bottom left from the right corner of the six-yard box. 1-2 final score.

Bayern are still nine points off the pace but at least don't lose any more ground on the leaders as they bid to defend their crown. They now sit in fourth spot. Werder Bremen lie in ninth.

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