18 May 2020 live
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen – Match Preview, Kick-Off Time and Match Prediction
After the country-wide lock-down and suspension of the German league due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the Bundesliga will return this weekend on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.
Bayer Leverkusen will be playing their 26th league game of the season. They have lost only once in their last six Bundesliga games; LWWWDW. Leverkusen are in 5th position with 47 points after scoring 45 goals and conceding 30. So far, they have 14W, 5D and 6L after 25 league matches. Bayer’s coach, Peter Bosz will have the luxury of selecting from a full squad and will likely adopt a 4-3-2-1 formation. Striker, Kevin Volland with 9 goals this season will be a major concern for Werder Bremen.
Meanwhile this will be Werder Bremen’s 25th league appearance of the season — having one game in hand. Bremen sit 17th on the league table with 18 points. They have lost all but one in their last six Bundesliga appearances; LLLLLD. Bremen have been very poor in front of goal, scoring only 27 goals this season. Despite their lack of goal scoring prowess, they have also been poor at keeping the ball out of their goal — conceding 55 goals so far. Werder Bremen has 4W, 6D, and 14L. Milot Rashica’s 7 goals scored this season might be something for Leverkusen to worry about. He also has 4 assists. Coach, Florian Kohfeldt will likely field his favorite 4-1-4-1 formation with Sargent leading the attacking formation.
The first leg of this fixture in October, 2019. Omer Toprak of Leverkusen gave his side the lead in the 4th minute of the game before Milot Rashica (40’) equalized for Weder Bremen. Davy Klassen of Bremen scored for his side in the 48th minute before Lucas Alario (Leverkusen) levelled the score-line in the 58th minute. The game ended 2-2. Previously they played on the 17th of March, 2019 and it ended 1-3 in favor of Werder Bremen.
Both teams are well rested thanks to the long period of temporary suspension of the league. Werder Bremen have lost many games this season but haven’t been defeated by Bayer Leverkusen in their last two meetings.
A 1-1 draw at the end of this encounter is predicted.
Date: Monday, 18th May, 2020.
Kick-Off Time: 20:30 (GMT+2).
Match venue: Wohninvest WESERSTADION.
Match Day: 25(Werder Bremen), 26 (Bayern Leverkusen).
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:30.
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