Werder Bremen are set to face high flying Union Berlin in their next Bundesliga game and will be out to stabilize following a string of poor results. They come into this game with 21 points, in 10th place, while Union Berlin are third on 30 points. Wedrer Bremen are seven points off the European places and will be hoping to start a clean run towards the top six. They are on a poor run though, having lost all their last three matches, while they have managed just two wins in the last eight matches. The hosts have one clean sheet only in their last 12 games, and they have been so poor defensively in their recent matches that they have let in 16 goals in the last four league matches. That is an average of four goals conceded per game – they lost 7-1 to FC Koln in their last game. Meanwhile, they’ve managed to score more than one goal in a game just once in the last seven matches.
Union Berlin, unlike their hosts, had a good start to the 2023 calendar year as they registered a 3-1 victory over Hoffenheim. The score line looks good but it wasn’t smooth sailing for Union Berlin. The final two goals came in the 89th and 90th minutes, completing a comeback that had seen them go to the first half trailing and it was a big sigh as they closed in on leaders Bayern Munich, who lead by five points. Union Berlin definitely have Champions League ambitions and will want to make their intentions clear here. The one area they will have to put work in, is in defence; Union Berlin have no clean sheet in the last six matches in the league. Both teams have scored in five of Union Berlin’s last six matches.
Werder Bremen are looking to rise from a heavy loss and will definitely line up to attack here. It is not like they’ve struggled in attack though, and they are expected to get to the score sheet. Union Berlin have high ambitions, and a win here could land them in second spot. So they will also want to attack, to keep their chances alive. Both teams scoring, is therefore, our prediction for the Werder Bremen v Union Berlin game.