Preview - Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt 27 January 19

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Jan 26, 2019, 09:41 PM Last Edit: Jan 26, 2019, 11:38 PM by Harry85
Match Day 19
Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Sunday, January 27th 2019
01:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Weserstadion

Werder Bremen: 
Last five matches form: W L D L W
Average goals per match: 1.61
Average goals against per match: 1.61
Top Scorer: Maximilian Eggestein &  Max Kruse (4)

Eintracht Frankfurt:
Last five matches form: L W D L W
Average goals per match: 2.06
Average goals against per match: 1.33
Top Scorer: Luka Jović (13)

One of the more intriguing fixtures on Match Day 19 in the Bundesliga comes at the Weserstadion as ninth placed Werder Bremen play host to fifth placed Eintracht Frankfurt. Werder won't have given up the ghost in the chase for the European spots just yet, and with only five points between the sides, they can significantly close the gap with a win in this one. Only one point off the Champions League positions, Eintracht do however have plenty of motivation of their own.

Fins Bartels and Aron Jóhannsson are out injured for Werder Bremen whilst Yuya Osako is away on international duty. Timothy Chandler, Lucas Torró, Allan Souza and the suspended Gelson Fernandes are all out for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Werder Bremen came out on top in the reverse of this fixture when winning 2-1 in Frankfurt. Eintracht won this game last season by that same 2-1 score-line.

Having won only three of their nine games at home this season, Werder will undoubtedly be disappointed with their form at the Weserstadion. On the plus side they have scored in each of those nine games, but haven't found keeping things tight at the other end to be quite so easy.

Eintracht have lost only three of nine on the road this season, failing to score only once.

The table says that Eintracht are a slightly better side than Werder and that looks to be a fair assessment. We see the away side nicking this one.

Prediction: Werder Bremen 1 - 2 Eintracht Frankfurt


Half time:  1 - 1
Full time: 2 - 2
Shots:  18 - 5
Shots on target: 12 - 4
Corner Kicks: 8 - 3
Possession: 48% - 52%

Theodor Gebre Selassie, Milos Veljkovic, Philipp Bargfrede and Davy Klaassen were all booked for the home side, with referee Markus Schmidt also taking the names of Filip Kostic and Sebastian Rode of Eintracht Frankfurt.

Werder Bremen were the better side on the night overall, putting in a good display against their higher ranked opponents. They weren't able to convert their statistical superiority into a win though, having to settle for a point in the end.

Both sides were showing plenty of attacking intent from the off here, with chances at either end in the opening ten minutes.

Werder opened the scoring in the 27th minute through an excellent individual effort from Maximilian Eggestein. Driving into the edge of the area, he then took two defenders out of the game with a superb turn before slotting home low into the bottom right from eight yards.

The equaliser arrived eight minutes later. Ante Rebic found just outside the box slightly to the right, cutting inside and finding the top left corner. Another lovely goal. 1-1 at the break.

Werder regained the lead in the 52nd minute. Max Kruse playing in Martin Harnik straight down the middle. Harnik holding off his marker, dinking the ball around the keeper and slotting into the empty net.

The final goal of the game came from the penalty spot and it was Eintracht who grabbed it. Ludwig Augustinsson flat out on the turf at the time but ill-advisedly sticking out an arm and handling in the area. Sebastian Haller calmly converting into the bottom right. 2-2 final score.

Not a bad point for Werder Bremen, but they nevertheless drop down two spots to eleventh. No change for Eintracht Frankfurt who stay fifth but are now three points off the Champion's League positions.

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