The German Cup is a coveted trophy
First of all, I would like to note that unlike some other top leagues, the Cup in Germany is a very prestigious trophy.
And the teams make every effort to win it.
You can't have any doubts about these two teams. Even more so at the level they have reached - semifinals.
This is a cup match, which is also in the elimination format.
And as the coach of the guests said, he obeys his own laws, different from the championship matches.
It doesn't matter the current form or ranking of the teams in the Bundesliga.
Of course, for a clearer picture of the two teams, we will still need to mention some statistics.
Werder Bremen are in terrible shape
Werder continued the crisis in which they had fallen last season. When they barely escaped falling.
And now they are only one point away from the red zone in the Bundesliga. And they have a completely uncertain future.
Right now they are in a series of 7 consecutive losses in the matches of the championship.
In such a situation, the statement of the club's sports manager Frank Bauman sounds a bit suspicious to me personally.
He said the future of coach Florian Kofeld was still being discussed.
But in the end it was decided to continue working with him.
However, won't the glass overflow after this match? And hasn't he been given an ultimatum?
We can only guess.
But it also seemed a little strange to me that Kofeld himself said that he would not risk anyone's health for this match.
And Werder Bremen have a lot of players in question.
The cup is the No. 1 goal for RB Leipzig
Leipzig can hardly hope for the Bundesliga title anymore. But they are almost certain to end up as runners-up to the champion.
The other thing is for sure that their coach Julian Nagelsman is leaving Bayern Munich for the new season.
His deputy will be an American coach, leading until recently the branch in Austria. And before that, the Red Bull branch in the United States.
Nagelsman, as well as the team captain, officially stated that the only goal is the German Cup.
RB Leipzig has almost no staffing problems.
And the form of the team is clearly very good.
Forecast for Werder Bremen - Leipzig
However, as already mentioned, this match is subject to completely different laws.
Otherwise, everything is in favor of RB Leipzig. Form. Personnel situation.
Advantage of the last 4 direct matches with a total of 12-1 goal difference from them.
Including 4-1 in the last game of the season. Which was very soon.
However, all this is irrelevant. As Julian Nagelsman himself said.
He also said that Werder Bremen is a tournament team.
Who is not only a 7-time winner of the German Cup.
But he was also eliminated for the last time, only at the head of Hoffenheim, namely by the Dockers.
I was very tempted by a double chance bet on Werder. But that would be a real bet for no reason at all.
However, I decided that no matter what happened in the end, it would certainly be a very tight, tournament match.
This always implies that the main actions take place mainly after the break.
That's why I choose for most goals to happen then as well. Which, thankfully, is well appreciated by bookmakers.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Werder have lost 7 of their last 8 games: 1-0-7.
- Werder is in a series of 4 consecutive home losses.
- Goal / Goal and Over 2.5 are in 4 of Werder's last 5 home games.
- Leipzig is in a series of 4 wins against Werder Bremen.
- Leipzig have won 5 of their last 7 visits: 5-0-2.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 7 of his last 9 visits to Leipzig.