Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Sparkles will be flying when Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen lock horns at Weserstadion in a highly-anticipated Bundesliga game. Die Werderaner have a chance to climb to top ten in the standings, but they face a tough task in Saturday’s encounter as they take on the high-flying league leaders. Head coach Ole Werner has a full squad at his disposal except for midfielder Leon Opitz, who has yet to recover from a ligament injury.
Xabi Alonso’s men, on the other hand, are eager to cement top position in the standings. Led by summer recruit Victor Boniface, Bayer Leverkusen have been scoring goals for fun in the first half of the season and seeing that the Basque tactician can count on key players for Saturday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. All Arthur, Jeremie Frimpong, Edmond Tapsoba, and Patrick Schick remain on the sidelines with injuries, speaking of the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Granit Xhaka):
Granit Xhaka is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented central midfielders at the moment and he is on the radar of quite a few high-profile sides. Just two seasons at FC Basel proved enough to attract interest from Borussia M’gladbach, who secured his signature in the summer of 2012.
The Switzerland international had a slow start to his career in Germany, causing many pundits to start doubting his credentials, but he eventually turn things around to show he is more than capable of playing at the highest level. Acting as a deep-lying playmaker, Xhaka impressed fans and pundits alike with his performances in Bundesliga and European competitions, and he even managed to score a couple of important goals in the process.
Despite his fragile age, the highly regarded footballer has been a key member of the Switzerland national team for quite some time now, scoring 6 goals in his first 40 caps to establish himself as a real leader of the Rossocrociati. The 2014 World Cup, where he scored one goal in four starts, should prove just the first of many major tournaments to come.
Highlighted Team (Werder Bremen):
Werder Bremen is a German football club from the German city Bremen which holds different divisions next to football. Werder Bremen is playing in the Bundesliga since the start of it. The club was founded in 1899 and is playing its games in the Weserstadion which has a capacity of 43 000 spectators. The club colors of Werder Bremen are green and white. Known nicknames for the club from Bremen are Die Werder and Die Grün-Weißen.
Werder Bremen is a very successful club with 4 Bundesliga titles, 6 DFB Pokals, 4 Super Cups and one UEFA cup. Currently Werder Bremen is not competing for the title or Champions League positions anymore.
Important players in the history of Werder Bremen are: Pizarro, Voller, Klose, Ozil, Ailton and De Bruyne.