Preview - RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen 15 February 20

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Match Day 22
RB Leipzig vs. Werder Bremen
Saturday, February 15th 2020
22:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Red Bull Arena

RB Leipzig:
Last five matches form: W W L D D
Average goals per match: 2.52
Average goals against per match: 1.19
Top Scorer: Timo Werner (20)

Werder Bremen:
Last five matches form: L W L L L
Average goals per match: 1.19
Average goals against per match: 2.29
Top Scorer: Milot Rashica (7)

Two sides with very different immediate aspirations lock horns on Match Day 22 in Bundesliga, as RB Leipzig play host to Werder Bremen.

Currently sitting third and only one point behind leaders Bayern Municgh, Leipzig are very much still involved in the title race. Werder Bremen meanwhile find themselves in the midst of a relegation scrap - currently lying second bottom and four points off safety.

Leipzig were comfortable 3-0 winners in the reverse of this fixture. Timo Werner and co also came out on top in the game here last season - 3-2 the score-line on that occasion.

Willi Orban, Kevin Kampl and Tyler Adams are all out injured for the home side. Werder Bremen must make do without the injured Philipp Bargfrede, Kevin Möhwald, Niclas Füllkrug and Ludwig Augustinsson, whilst Davie Selke is suspended.

Leipzig are without a win in three as their title challenge stutters just a little. They have won six of ten at home overall, scoring two or more in each of their last six, and conceding more than once in only two of ten at home.

Bremen have been dire this season and head into this having lost nine of their last eleven Bundesliga fixtures. They have threatened respectability on the road - averaging a shade over a point per game on their travels - but have conceded two or more in eight of eleven.

The league table suggests there is a significant gulf between these sides at present, and we suspect this will play out as such.

Prediction: RB Leipzig 3 - 1 Werder Bremen


Half time: 2 - 0
Full time: 3 - 0
Shots: 10 - 8
Shots on target: 3 - 1
Corner Kicks: 8 - 1
Possession: 51% - 49%

Just the one booking for each side in this one, with referee Benjamin Cortus taking the names of Dayot Upamecano of the home side and Maximilian Eggestein of the visitors.

This game was fairly even in some respects - notably possession and total shots - but really the home side were pretty dominant in restricting the visitors to just the one shot on target and taking full advantage of the clear opportunities which came their way.

The opener arrived in the 17th minute. A free kick from deep on the right finding Patrik Schick in the left of the six-yard box. Schick laying the ball across to the right and Lukas Klostermann slotting into the empty net from four yards or so.

The second arrived six minutes before the break. A corner in from the left-hand side finding Schick around six yards out and central. The keeper getting a hand to Schick's header high down the middle, but being unable to keep it out. 2-0 at the interval.

Just one minute into the second half, this one really was all over. Konrad Laimer playing in Nordi Mukiele in the left channel. Mukiele letting the ball do the work before firing home first time underneath the keeper from eight yards out to the left.

And that really was that. 3-0 final score.

RB Leipzig doing what they needed to do in in the end then in winning this one comfortably. The three points gained here being enough to take them two clear at the top of the Bundesliga table ahead of Bayern Munich's game elsewhere on Match Day 22. Bremen remain second bottom and four points off safety.

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