Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin take on each other at Weserstadion in what is expected to be an entertaining Bundesliga game. Die Werderaner aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Mainz (0-2) and Freiburg (0-2), and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Friday’s football game. Captain Marco Friedl is banned for the match, while all Milos Veljkovic, Niklas Stark, Nicolai Rapp, and Jean-Manuel Mbom remain in the recovery, while both Christian Gross and Niklas Schmidt are major doubts.
The capital club, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Schalke, and they managed to get one, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Hertha, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Werder Bremen’s party at Weserstadion. All Leo Greiml, Rodrigo Zalazar, Sepp van den Berg, Ibrahima Cisse, and Marcin Kaminski are out of contention with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Burke):
A product of the Nottingham Forest football academy, Oliver Burke made his domestic debut in 2014, when he was only 17 years of age. Born in Kirkcaldy, Oliver Burke is the captain of Scotland Under-21 side who’s faced plenty of criticism ever since leaving the Championship side.
Having left Forest for Red Bull Leipzig in 2016 in a £13 million deal Oliver Burke became the most expensive Scottish player in history, whereas his hit the record book all over again the very next year when West Bromwich Albion saved him from a German misery in a £15 million deal. Burke was regularly praised for his physical ability during his time in the Bundesliga, but Leipzig coaching staff had plenty of tactical questions hanging over his head.
A precocious talent who had only scraped the surface of his own potential, Burke is looking to get his career back on track. Despite being only 21 years of age, Burke already has 5 senior appearances for Scotland under his belt.
Highlighted Team (Hertha):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.