Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich: The Game to Seal the Title
The title race in Bundesliga is almost over. Die Roeten is only one win away to clinch their 8th consecutive domestic titles. On this midweek fixture, they will only need to take on Werder Bremen, who are still struggling to avoid the relegation. They are currently involved in a race for safety with Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz. Surely this encounter can potentially hinder Bremen’s attempt to secure three points despite playing at home.
Werder Bremen news
Jiri Pavlenka and Co were involved in a relegation fight last week while taking on Paderborn. The game ended by their 5-1 victory on the road. Davy Klaesen scored a brace followed by Yuya Osako’s tap into the corner of the net after taking advantage of a rebound, Max Eggesteins strike and Niklas Fullkrungs goal in his return. The host could only reply one by Abdelhamid Sabiri.
Bayern Munich News
Bayern also had positive result last week as usual. Despite without some key players such as Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller on the pitch, they still manage to win over Gladbach 2-1. Joshua Zirkzee opened the scoresheet after taking advantage of the odd blunder of Yann Sommer. The visitor could finally equalise by Benjamin Pavards own goal not long after. Luckily, Pavard was able to earn his redemption for his mistake by providing assist to Leon Goretzka’s winning goal.
Missing Players and Probable Lineups
Florian Kohfeldt might need to modify his previous formation to 5-3-2 instead for this game as it provides more solid defence line and possibly could frustrate Bayerns side. At the front, the less convincing form of Joshua Sargent might lead to lose his position on starting IX. Yuya Osako and Milos Rashica or Niklas Fullkrung will be opted instead. The ones on the sidelined for this fixture are Kevin Mohwald, Nuri Sahin and the veteran striker Claudio Pizzaro.
Werder Bremen: Jiri Pavlenka; Niklas Moisander, Gebre Selassie, Kevin Vogt, Milos Veljkovic, Ludwig Augustinsson; Davy Klaessen, Leonardo Bittencourt, Max Eggestein; Yuya Osako, Milos Rashica.
Hans Flick, as usual, is unlikely to change neither his 4-2-3-1 formation nor his main starting IX with the return of Muller-Lewandowsky on this midweek fixture. It should be making their task easier to end the title race soon and focus on winning Champions League afterwards. There are some names ruled out for this match such as Thiago, Corentin Tolisso, Niklas Sule and Phillipe Coutinho. Yet, their absence can be covered by others.
Bayern Munchen: Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonse Davies, Benjamin Pavard; Joshua Kimmich; Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnarby, Thomas Muller, Ivan Perisic; Robert Lewandowski.
In the head-to-head meetings, Bayern is the absolute dominant side. They have won eighth times in the last eight encounters against Werder Bremen.
It is a crucial clash for both teams with their own mission. Nevertheless, the visitor is simply superior in everything compared to the host. Only misfortune could prevent Die Roeten from winning as well as sealing their title in Wohninvest-Weser this week.
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