Werder Bremen vs Cologne Preview: The last game of the week in Bundesliga sees Werder Bremen host Cologne in the Weser stadium for the 26th game for either team in the German top flight.
This is a clash between the two lower half teams with much at stake for the relegation fight.
Cologne are rock bottom in the table with as much as 8 points off the last safe place. Everybody expects them to go down now, but surely they won’t give up without a proper fight and what better than a victory over Bremen to start the possible miracle of staying alive in the top flight.
The home side, on the other hand, are 14th in the league which is just 2 places above the safety and also they are just 2 points above the relegation playoff spot having played one game less. A loss in this game will see them dragged into the relegation battle.
So, they will want to win this game at any cost and avoid the precarious situation of facing the relegation. And indeed, they will hope to beat the worst team in the Bundesliga in terms of the league standings at least.
This game may not exactly be a six-pointer in the relegation fight, but the result of this game can surely have enormous implications and a great say on the teams facing the relegation battle.
USA international Aron Johannsson stepped off the bench to level for Werder in Gladbach and could be preferred to Ishak Belfodil in attack.
Captain Zlatko Junuzovic, an unused substitute last time out, is also in contention to start this game.
Sehrou Guirassy recently went through knife as he will not take part for the rest of this season.
However, defender Jannes Horn is available again following a cold in the previous match.
Werder Bremen vs Cologne Key Facts
Werder Bremen vs Cologne Lineups (Predicted XI)
Werder Bremen Lineup ( 4-5-1 )
Augustinsson (LB), Moisander (CB), Veljkovic (CB), Gebre Selassie (RB)
Kainz (LM), Delaney (LCM), Bargfrede (CM), Eggestein (RCM), Junuzovic (RM)
Cologne Lineup (3-4-1-2)
Sorensen (RCB), Mere (CB), Heintz (LCB)
Risse (RM), Koziello (CM), Jojic (CM), Hector(LM)
Werder Bremen vs Cologne Prediction
The home side have been in better form than Cologne for the past few games, but that has pretty been the case throughout the season. Also, Bremen are playing in their own home. So they are the favorites.
But since this is a match that features two less creative teams and also the match that has high stakes for both of the clubs, we predict that this will be a scoreless stalemate.
Our Prediction: 0-0 draw for both the teams